No creative writing experience required! Join Community Building Art Works for our monthly community building creative writing workshop in partnership with Strathmore. October’s workshop will be led by writer Hannah Grieco. Tickets can be found here.

October’s workshop will be located in the Strathmore Mansion. Doors at 6:30, workshop begins promptly at 7 pm.

About the series: Led by accomplished authors, these generative workshops focus on the craft of writing as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind! Tickets are free, but we appreciate a donation of $10-$30 to support our programs. Your donation will fund similar workshops at military hospitals.

Bio: Hannah Grieco is an advocate, writer, assistant fiction editor at Barrelhouse, and the organizer of the monthly series Readings on the Pike. Her essays can be found in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Huffington Post, Motherwell, Today’s Parent, Your Teen, and more. Find her online at and on Twitter at @writesloud.

Workshop: Writing an Honest, Compelling Personal Essay: Learn to tell the story only you can tell, bravely and authentically. Essays are a window into your lived experience, but it takes courage and an open heart to get those words on the paper. Practice brainstorming ideas, develop a narrative arc, and learn basic editing and revision techniques. Discuss beta readers, writing groups, and what types of publications you might enjoy reading and submitting to. Participants will leave with the beginnings of an essay draft and a plan to move forward. Come prepared to write!