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Ursuline Writers Showcase in Wasmer Gallery

November 15, 2018
Location: Wasmer Gallery

The annual Ursuline Writers Showcase moves to our Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery on Thursday, Nov. 15, 7-8 pm. Creativestudents rehearsing for writers showcase writing students will bring their works to life in a showcase directed by Jenny Dunegan. At right: students rehearse for this year's performance.

High School Writing Contest Winners

Immediately before the performance, the top two winners of this fall’s high school writing contest, Sew me a Story, will read their pieces and receive their awards. More than 100 high school students from 17 schools entered the contest, submitting brief works in  prose and poetry in response to a writing prompt related to quilts.


The contest was open to all high school students in Cuyahoga County and was made possible by the support of the Cleveland Foundation, through the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, and the Cleveland Public Library. Jurors are:
  • Julie Liedtke, manager of the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Orange Branch
  • Anna Benedikt, teen librarian at the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Orange Branch
  • Jeanne Colleran, PhD, professor of English at John Carroll University
  • Adenike Davidson, PhD, professor of English and gender studies at Delaware State University
  • Joan Southgate, founder of the nonprofit Restore Cleveland Hope, who served as honorary juror


Why quilts? Why the Wasmer Gallery?

The Storytellers: The African American Quilt and Doll Guild will be on view in the Wasmer Gallery through Dec. 28. This selection of hand-made works in fiber ranges from the whimsical to the powerful and from decorative to abstract. The exhibition opens to the public with a reception from 5- 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16; however those attending the Writers Showcase on Nov. 15 get a sneak peak at the show.

Gallery Hours

Wasmer Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12:00-5:00pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1:30-4:30pm; closed Monday. In addition, the gallery will be closed for Thanksgiving, November 21-25, and for Christmas, December 21-26.


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