An online generative workshop series for Blacks, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Tuesdays, August 4-25, 6:30-8:00 p.m. EST Early bird special until July 1 | Registration deadline is July 26 | Limited space available
Whether you're writing poetry, a short story, a novel, or creative non-fiction, I will provide tools that will inspire you to dig a little deeper...into your creative genus, archives/historical documents, what you know, and what you think you know already.
By researching and writing, we are making ourselves whole and providing a space for others to do the same by bearing witness to our story. This is spiritual, healing work in which we will combine genealogy and creative writing.
This four-week generative class kicks off July 7 and ends July 28, and trust me, this is going to go by fast! You will receive a writing prompt each week and asked to share it in the following class.
Week 1: "Why are we here?" We will discuss your inspiration. Is it hope, or frustration? Both? Something else? What tools and materials do you need to pack for the journey? What questions do you need to ask of yourself and others? How will you stay grounded and committed to the process (even after the 4 weeks)?
Week 2: "Stories past" We will look at various storytellers. And examine who has been telling our story, how, and what do you want to correct and why.
Week 3: "I know the why but what's the 'how'?" We examine and share how to best tell the story you now know. Is it poetry, a play, a short story or novel? What's the container? How do you begin? What's the plan? What else is needed?
Week 4: "Stories now" We will wrap up our time sharing our edited or new pieces as it relates to what we've learned and discussed during the month. This is also the time to come with any burning questions that haven't been addressed at this point. You will leave with resources to continue on the journey, an invitation to continue with 1:1 coaching with me (at a discounted rate), and how to stay connected with each other.
Each class is 90 minutes and will involve discussion, readings, and sharing of individual work/process. You will need time outside of class for researching and writing.