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The Net That Holds Us: An Online Creative Writing Workshop with writer Gowri Koneswaran in Partnership with Strathmore

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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The Net Holds Us - An Online Creative Writing Workshop with writer Gowri Koneswaran

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 Net That Holds Us: An Online Creative Writing Workshop with writer Gowri Koneswaran

About This Workshop
James Baldwin wrote, “One writes out of one thing only – one’s own experience.” We will read poems by Baldwin and other poets about persisting through life’s challenges, and write toward the moments, experiences, and lives that ground and hold us.

Gowri Koneswaran (she/her) is a queer Eelam Tamil writer, performing artist, and lawyer. Her work has appeared in Adi Magazine, Journal of Asian American Studies, Environmental Health Perspectives, The Margins, and elsewhere. Her advocacy has addressed the rights of prisoners and the criminally accused in the U.S., factory farming’s environmental impacts, and justice and accountability in Sri Lanka. She is Literary Arts Programs Director at Split This Rock, a copy editor for The Abolitionist Newspaper, and a researcher and writer with PEARL (People for Equality and Relief in Lanka). Find Gowri on Instagram and Twitter.

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.



September 19
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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