The Flamingo Writers’ Guild Seeks Local Authors

Parma, Ohio’s literary group seeks writers who have published at least one book who live in, are heavily involved with, or have lived in Parma or Parma Heights. The group is creating a collection of the city’s local talent including the likes of author and therapist Lynne Shayko, city poet laureate Jeremy Jusek, and Beat Poet Laureate of the United States John Burroughs, the last of which operated Crisis Chronicles Press locally for decades. Also on display are the dozens of writers and authors who have published through the West Side Poetry Workshop’s annual anthology—a writing group that was established in 2015.

This is a nonprofit endeavor that aims to provide the city with a writer repository, a greater sense of local pride, and raise awareness of the type of high-quality creatives operating right here in Parma. The display is currently available for the public to visit at the Prama Artspace & Gallery on Pearl Road, and this project is made possible through a generous grant by the Skyline Writers’ Guild.

If you would like to contribute a book, or know of an author who might like to participate, please contact the Flamingo Writers’ Guild at Contributing authors can either donate their book copy to the display or can receive a $20 payment for offering up their work. Authors' names will be added to a directory of talent which is available both online and in the Prama Artspace & Gallery.

Also, if you have ideas for writing workshops or events you’d like to see in 2023, the Flamingos’ all-volunteer staff would love to hear your suggestions! Do you want to learn more about publishing? Writing memoir? Fantasy fiction? Poetry? The Flamingo Writers’ Guild is a resource for the people of Parma. If you’ve ever wanted to get involved, we would absolutely love to hear from you!

Jeremy Jusek

Jeremy is the city of Parma's inaugural poet laureate and is the author of three books. He founded the Flamingo Writers Guild, a literature group aimed at connecting and promoting Parma area writers. He is the founder and host of Poetry Spotlight, the Ohio Poetry Association's podcast, as well as the West Side Poetry Workshop. He is also the philanthropy chair for the local nonprofit Young Professionals of Parma. To learn more, please visit

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Volume 14, Issue 12, Posted 10:57 AM, 12.01.2022