So long and thanks for all the wishes

Ohio City Writers is out of business. Has been for a few months, actually, it’s just taken me a while to say it out loud.

There is not much to tell about the demise. I always knew that the odds were long, what with the recession and my own learning curve. The plan was to hang in long enough to overcome both. Right around the three-year mark I simply ran out of options.

To everyone who helped along the way, thank you, thank you, thank you. Please know that it meant the world to me, and to my family. And please forgive my not naming names here; I can’t trust my memory and scattered notes enough to be confident that the list would be complete. I will make one exception, however, for my wife Laura, who gave more to this project than anyone.

Partly in hopes of making deposits in the favor bank for a change, I’m launching CLE Words, a free online network for readers and writers. It’s very much a work in progress, and suggestions are welcome.


Frank W. Lewis