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Xpressions REtreat 


This multifaceted retreat, takes place in Cleveland, OH from August 2nd to August 4th. Our goal is to tailor-fit this program for writers and spoken-word artists seeking to dive deeper into their craft. Whether you're a seasoned wordsmith or new to the world of performance, this retreat is designed to spark your individual craft and fuel your creative journey. Through a dynamic blend of interactive sessions, collaborative projects, and insightful discussions, participants will have the opportunity to expand their horizons, hone their skills, and forge meaningful connections with other literary artists. By the end of our three day journey, participants will end our time together with a collaborative, public reading and performance for the community of Cleveland to enjoy.

Retreat Itinerary

Friday, 8/2/24

LCA&M Collaboratory

6 PM - 10 PM

Saturday, 8/3/24

Midtown Tech Hive

8 AM - 8 PM

Sunday, 8/4/24

Midtown Tech Hive

8 AM - 6 PM

  • Dinner & Welcoming Ceremony

  • Large Group Icebreaker

  • Mini Cohort Breakouts 

  • Documentary Viewing and Discussion 

  • Breakfast

  • Collaborative Workshops & Coaching (x2)

    • Led by Professional Artists/Creatives

  • Lunch

  • Collaborative Workshops & Coaching (x2)

    • Led by Professional Artists/Creatives​

  • Large Group Debriefing & Findings

  • Dinner

  • Independent & Mini Cohort Studying 

  • Breakfast 

  • Large Group Reflections

  • Artist Financial Development Session

  • Panel Discussion on Artistic Branding ​​

  • Practice, Coaching, & Refining Skills

  • Public Cookout

    • Final Public Reading and Performances 



  • Applications are open until Friday, July 12th. Final participants will be notified by Friday, July 19th.

  • For this cohort, 20 applicants will be selected.

  • Participation requires a fee of $100.00, payable once participation is confirmed.

  • Group rate hotel prices are available. 

  • Participants must be 18 years old or above. 


(440) - 409 - 7608



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