Creative Writing Cohorts

Writers in Residence facilitates creative writing workshops at juvenile facilities across the state of Ohio. Our teaching artists and student volunteers from local academic institutions lead these workshops.

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Where We're Located

Hiram
Teaching Artist
Portage-Geauga County JDC
Hiram
John Carroll
Teaching Artist
Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility
John Carroll
Marietta
Teaching Artist
Washington County JDC
Marietta
Oberlin
Teaching Artist
Lorain County JDC
Oberlin
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What Student Volunteers Say

"Writers in Residence helped me both appreciate the power of creative writing in a new, more focused way, while also forcing me to think about the nature of jail, and the unfairness/biases of the system."
Oberlin College
"Creative writing in these workshops have really broadened my view of the world. It seems cheesy to say that, but honestly it has really helped expand how I think about both these prompts and the residents life stories."
Heidelberg University
"I love being able to give the residents an outlet to express themselves, and my hour with them once a week was honestly more socialization than I get in a month. It’s rewarding for everyone involved."
Hiram College
Created by Paul Gehrig