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The Evidence of Things Not Seen with Derrick Weston Brown – Hybrid Online & In-Person Creative Writing Workshop in Partnership with Strathmore

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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The Evidence of Things Not Seen with Derrick Weston Brown – Hybrid Online & In-Person Creative Writing Workshop in Partnership with Strathmore

Creative writing is a tool for knowing yourself, understanding the world, and connecting with other people. Led by author Seema Reza and accomplished guest writers—including poets, memoirists, novelists, and storytellers—these generative community workshops follow the model developed by Community Building Art Works (CBAW) over the course of a decade of bringing people together in military and hospital settings. Each workshop is designed to help participants put their personal stories on paper in a supportive environment.

Whether you’re just starting out or have been writing for years, you are welcome; no experience is required. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind!

The Evidence of Things Not Seen with author Derrick Weston Brown – Part of the Strathmore James Baldwin Series

We have a limited number of spots available to attend this workshop in-person at Strathmore. There will still be a virtual option. Make your selection when registering.

About This Workshop
The great James Baldwin, whether writing fiction, prose or poetry, knew that truth existed beyond sight alone and that impactful writing does not solely rely on visual imagery. This poetry workshop offers participants an alternative approach to writing, in which visual imagery takes a backseat to touch, taste, sound, smell, movement and emotion resulting in poems intent on revealing the evidence of things that can’t be explained through seeing.

Derrick Weston Brown holds an MFA in creative writing, from American University. He is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, and resides in Mount Rainier, Maryland. He was an adjunct professor of English and Literature at Prince George’s Community College and is full-time Creative Writing faculty at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. His debut collection of poetry entitled, Wisdom Teeth, was released in April 2011 on Busboys and Poets Press/PM Press. His second collection of poetry, a chapbook entitled On All Fronts, was released along with two other poetry chapbooks in a bound series from Upper Rubber Boot Press entitled Floodgates Vol. 5, in March of 2019.

These Strathmore workshops are recorded (unless otherwise specified) and a link to the recorded version is available for registered participants only, upon request. The recorded version is edited for participant privacy and focuses on the instructor’s lessons. Our partners at Strathmore want these workshops to be as accessible as possible, so they are priced as “pay what you can.” You will be prompted to enter an amount of your choice when you register. (If you are registering for free, please enter $0.) If you are able to pay for these workshops, every dollar goes to support Strathmore’s education programs.



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Free, Donation-Based
Derrick Weston Brown
Writing Workshop
Intended Audience
All Audiences
Event Format
In-Person, Virtual, Hybrid


10701 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852 United States
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