What is the purpose of a writing workshop? The incredible opportunity to give and receive feedback can too often be twisted by cultural bias and capitalist definitions of value. Frequently, writers report feeling unheard, misunderstood, and downright antagonized in workshop, particularly if they hold marginalized identities. In this two hour seminar, we'll use the frameworks of wellness and social justice to design something new. Come with questions, come with testimonies, come with open hearts!
Anna B. Sutton is a Nashville native living in North Carolina. Her book Savage Flower won the 2019 St. Lawrence Book Prize and was published this year by Black Lawrence Press. Her work has appeared in Indiana Review, Third Coast, Copper Nickel, Booth, Los Angeles Review, and other journals. A graduate of Hume-Fogg and Appalachian Center for Craft at TN Tech, Anna moved to North Carolina to pursue a MFA in Poetry from UNC Wilmington, which she received in 2013, along with a James Merrill Fellowship from Vermont Studio Center. She currently works at UNC School of the Arts and is a LCMHC-intern at Lifeologie Raleigh as part of her degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at NC State University.
Anna is new to The Porch. Welcome!