Imagination Conference

The Conference and Workshops

Afternoon Workshops (Tuesday through Saturday)

You will be placed in a small, intensive workshop group that will meet every day with your assigned faculty member. The group will discuss individual manuscripts and issues of craft and technique along with ideas for generating and strengthening your work.

Individual Manuscript Conferences

You will meet with your assigned faculty member for a careful one-on-one discussion of your work.

Craft Talks and Readings

You will have complete access to a wide array of exciting, informative craft talks featuring our workshop and guest faculty. These will address issues of craft, technique, practice, and theory. Faculty will also read from their work in the evening. The reading will be followed by a reception, which will allow you to interact with both faculty and students.

Focus on Publishing the Writing Life

The morning craft talks on Saturday will focus on writing for publication. Experienced editors and writers will discuss the business and politics of publication, including the submission process, finding an appropriate venue for your work, dealing with agents, editors, and publishers, and more.

Conference craft talks, panels and readings are open to all participants, but enrollment in each of the workshops will be limited. Workshop admission is therefore based on writing samples. We are looking for potential, not perfection. We will admit participants as we receive promising submissions. Consequently, submitting early provides a measure of advantage as you will stand a better chance of taking a workshop with the writer of your choice.

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Mailing Address
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, RT 1832
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Rhodes Tower 1832
1860 E. 22nd Street
Imad Rahman
Phone: 216.687.3990
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