We are partnering with the Church Street Park Downtown to bring you free writing workshops!
Wednesdays, 12pm - 1pm
June 9 - July 14
Spend an hour getting your creativity flowing with six themed sessions, Pens and notepads provided. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Workshops made possible by the Historic Capitol Corridor Foundation.
June 9: Writing the Diary with Anne Malin Ringwalt
In this one hour session, we will explore the role of voice in diary writing through communal reading and creative prompts. When you write about your life, what are the stories you tell yourself?
June 16: The Art of Storytelling: Take your personal story to the page or stage with Steve Ettinger
Learn to craft a better first-person story with tricks and techniques about storytelling structure, composition, and delivery. This workshop is for anyone writing a personal essay, preparing for an event like The Moth or Tenx9Nashville, or just wanting to remember how to tell a story to other humans after a year of isolation.
June 23: Writing the Pandemic Experience with Meg Wade
In this interactive session, we will learn ways to render our pandemic experience onto the page through examples of contemporary poetry and creative prompts.
June 30: Southern Women's Voices with Meg Wade
Taking inspiration from Church Street Park’s monument to Women’s Suffrage, we will look at the power and diversity of poetry by Southern women and will use generative prompts to render our own powerful voices onto the page.
July 7: Political Poems and Protest Poetry with Meg Wade
In this class, we will look at examples of contemporary political and protest poems. We will then use prompts to explore the ways we can use our own language to transcribe our beliefs into poetry.
July 14: Writing Our Speculations with Nathan Elias
Speculative elements can serve as not only fuel for powerful stories but also mirrors to hold up to our day and age. We will examine speculative stories and themes in literature, TV/film, and poetry, and will discuss, expand upon, and ultimately write our own ideas.