Join us Twin Cities Writers of Color!!!
VONA/Voices and The Loft Literary Center:
A Writing Workshop Weekend: Voices of Conflict, Silence and Witness
Connecting Communities of Color
January 13-15, 2017
at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis
This weekend workshop is meant to generate writing from people of color living in the region.
Four Workshops are being offered:
Stories of Arriving with Staceyann Chin
A gathering of family narratives: the journeys and the landings. Writers are encouraged to write about their journeys, both internal and geographic, from finding a place to live to finding a sense of self.
Encounters of Race and Culture with Chris Abani
Stories of the neighborhood: the complications of identity and belonging and not belonging. The writers reveal the complications of the neighborhood, the conflicts and struggles of placing self and family in unfamiliar territory. These are stories of place and of placement, alliance and aloneness, and what it takes to make your home with neighbors of different cultures.
Voices of the Silenced First Nations Peoples with Natalie Diaz
Native writers generate works in poetry or prose through writing exercises and prompts. They exchange their work, share ideas about craft, and explore society, culture and identity through discussion.
Poetry as Documentary with Elmaz Abinader
Using poetry as storytelling, witness, and history and using language as their lens, writers testify with poetry as a way of providing a perspective on news, history, experience and surviving. Writing on the page and performing on the stage are activities of this workshop.
Writers in the workshops are invited to write in their preferred language(s).
The fee for this workshop is $100, which includes two community receptions
There is no application fee.
Applicants will be notified by November 27.