Brown Skin, Black Ink: A Celebration of Writing

Brown Skin, Black Ink: A Celebration of Writing

March 11th 2023 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

In celebration of Women’s History month, we are bringing together Spartanburg-area Black teen girls between the ages of 12-18 years old in a workshop aimed at amplifying their voices through creative writing and the joy of reading. Participating teens will have a chance to network and dialogue with local Black women writers as well.

During the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in creative writing exercises, crafting stories and poems of their very own. More than anything, this will be a time to come together to celebrate writing and reading as a source of power, healing, and constant creative inspiration in the lives of Black women and girls. Participants will be encouraged to start or continue their own writing practices. 

Come join us and celebrate Black women and girls who share a deep love for writing and reading!

Lunch will be served. Space is limited and registration is required.

This event is hosted by Brenda Lee, author of South of Main, Writer and Editor Desiree S. Evans, visual artist and documentary filmmaker Sarah E. Nixon, and visual artist and Wofford College professor Jessica Scott-Felder. Crystal Tennille Irby, award-winning spoken-word poet and founder of Writers Well Youth Fellowship, will be leading an interactive workshop.

For parents and guardians, please be aware the workshop ends at 2:00pm and we need to be out of the community center by that time. Please have someone there to pick up the girls before the end of the workshop. Thank you!


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