CPT Education Kicks Off Spoken Word Series with Elyria YWCA

Cleveland Public Theatre in partnership with Elyria YWCA presentsA Closed Mouth Don't Get Fed, the first in a series of spoken word events on Wednesday, March 16, 7 p.m. at the Elyria YWCA, 318 West Avenue.

This inspiring evening will feature original stories and poetry created and presented by the Cleveland Public Theater Women's Voices Project, a program for homeless women recovering from domestic violence, addictions and other adversities. Executed in conjunction with the Elyria YWCA's Women's Campus Project, the program is celebrating 12 years of providing women with tools for creative expression and supporting their transition to independent living.

The remaining dates for the Women's Voices Project 2011 performance of A Closed Mouth Don't Get Fed include:

March 20 -- 7 p.m.
Oberlin College
Warner Main Space
30 North Professor Street
Oberlin, OH

March 23 -- 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland Public Theatre
Gordon Square Theatre
6414 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH

April 6 -- 7:30 p.m.
Lakeland Community College
Room H-101
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, OH

Each performance will be followed by a talk-back with the women and reception. Later this spring the women will tour their work to area shelters, recovery centers and prisons.

A Closed Mouth Don't Get Fed will feature performed work by Satedra Beasley, Charmaine M. Castaneda, Clancy, K. Kitchen, Nova, Brandy J. Logan, Melody R., Tiffany R., Pam S., and Prudence D. Wallace.

Admission for the scheduled events is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted. For more information contact Chris Seibert, director of education for CPT at 216.631.2727 X 201 or cseiber@cptonline.org.