LitSpace strengthens St. Pete's lit scene

A great new resource for local wordsmiths and aspiring writers.

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The next step in enhancing the writing and literary art scene in St. Pete is the collaboration between Keep St. Pete Lit and the St. Petersburg Modern Arts Center, who collectively introduced the LitSpace Literary Arts Institute.

This free resource gives the public the chance to experience professional-level lessons in fiction, poetry and creative writing, in an environment dedicated to the development of the literary voice in St. Pete.

“We are excited to help make this important art form, literature, become a vibrant new component to the St. Petersburg arts scene,” says Maureen McDole, president and co-founder of Keep St. Pete Lit.

The LitSpace Literary Institute offers weekend classes that explore a variety of topics, such as: writing fiction, poetry, creativity in literature, vocabulary, and even mindfulness through writing. Registration is open to the general public, and is open to any skill level.

LitSpace is a place for people to grow as writers and literary lovers, no matter the level that they find themselves in the beginning. “All we ask is that the student is committed to developing their voice through writing,” says McDole.

Registration is available through Keep St. Pete Lit’s website. The organization also has a Facebook page that enables the subscription to updates on Keep St. Pete Lit. Classes are Saturdays and Sundays at varied times, and are held on the second floor library of the Morean Arts Center, 709 Central Ave., St. Pete.

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