About a month ago, I committed to posting longer, more well-thought-out answers to the questions that Britt Bravo posed to me during our Arts and Healing Network podcast conversation. Here’s my answer for day seven!
7. How has [facilitating] the workshops changed your own writing?
I think the most important impact that the workshops have had on my own work is an encouragement to be more, and more consistently, brave.
Another writer with whom I’ve worked recently forwarded the following information from the Foundation Center —
“For those who are in the bay area, the Foundation Center focuses on Funding for the arts in October. The whole month is filled with different free classes relating to funding for artists and arts organizations. Please see link below for information and registration:
Some of the upcoming workshops include:
I received this note from Esther, a former workshop participant — write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like more information about hew new workshop:
“Hi Jen, Now that we have graduated from the Master’s program at New College, one of my classmates, Monalisa and I are starting up a writer’s workshop! This group is for all mixed race women of color who are interested in generating creative writing, memoir, and other multi-genre literary work to reflect their experiences as multi-racial women of color. Our concentration is on experimental lit, but linear, traditional narratives are welcome as well. We will also be performing as part of New College’s local writer series at a public reading in the coming months. Please let me know if you have any workshop participants that might be interested, and tell your friends! We’d really like to get the word out and grow as a community. We submit our work to the group on the second weekend of every month, then meet up for coffee during the fourth weekend, to go over each other’s work and in general, just bond as a community of mixed race writers. Hope you are doing well! -Esther”