Sat. 10/28, 1-4p, Gordon Square Arcade Conference Room, 6516 Detroit Ave, Cleve. OH 44102
$: 20 / 15 for members
As the bumper sticker says, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” We live in challenging times and many of us feel called to express our despair, grief, fury, and confusion. We’ll briefly explore how writers respond to and provoke social change, then compose our own pieces. Participants will come away with a draft or two in the style they prefer ---- poetry, short fiction, essay, whatever. Writers of all experience levels welcome. Participants are asked to approach this workshop with tolerance for differing worldviews.
Laura Grace Weldon is the author of a poetry collection titled Tending and a handbook of alternative education titled Free Range Learning, with a book of essays due out soon. Her work appears in mainstream as well as literary publications. As an experienced editor she's able to help participants generate material, advance skills, and turn their ideas into finished pieces. Her workshops emphasize respect for each writer’s voice.