Cleveland Stories: True until proven otherwise


Do you have a Cleveland Story to tell?

We’re looking for:

  • historians and story tellers who can tell us about lesser-known aspects of Cleveland’s history — particularly stories that are about a specific place in the city
  • creative writers who can invent a useful fiction for a Cleveland neighborhood and convince us of this alternate reality
  • artists and urban designers

Tell a story about a Cleveland place – past, present or future. Fact or fiction. Funny, sad, exciting…it’s up to you. The best stories will be published in Cleveland Stories: True until proven otherwise (the annual journal of the Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative).

Come to the StorySlam February 24 and toss your name in the hat. We’ll pick ten people to tell their stories. Remember that you have to tell a story, not read one. No notes, papers, or cheat sheets are allowed. You’ll have five minutes to tell your story, so come rehearsed.

February 24, 2011 | 7:30-9pm

@ Cleveland Insitute of Art Coventry Center
Upper level of 1854 Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights map

Email your stories to stories(at) or use our Submit A Story form

You can also simply come and listen. The StorySlam will feature live storytellers and recorded stories from the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities Cleveland State University.

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