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Hiram, Ohio
Reading Together in Northeast Ohio
The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature serves as both an academic and community hub for the rural county of Portage, Ohio. An NEH challenge grant is helping the center establish e a biannual community reading program. Image courtesy of the center.

Named for local literary icons Vachel Lindsay and Hart Crane, the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature serves as both an academic and community hub for the rural county of Portage, Ohio. It was founded in 2006 as one of Hiram College’s several Centers of Distinction, which provide for interdisciplinary learning in and outside of the classroom. The NEH awarded a challenge grant to the center in 2011, spurring it to raise an additional $180,000 from other funding sources and helping it create an endowment for its Community Reading Program.

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