No creative writing experience required! Join Community Building Art Works for our monthly community building creative writing workshop in partnership with the Strathmore Mansion. Tickets are available here. Our May Community Writing Workshop will be led by writer Seema Reza. Reza is the author of the memoir When the World Breaks Open and the poetry collection A Constellation of Half-Lives.

Doors at 6:30, workshop begins promptly at 7 pm.

About the Workshop: In this generative workshop, we’ll discuss the importance of point of view and voice, explore the opportunities provided by the epistolary form.

About the Facilitator: Seema Reza is the author of A Constellation of Half-Lives (poetry, Write Bloody Publishing) & When the World Breaks Open (memoir, Red Hen Press). Her writing has appeared in print and on-line in Entropy, The Feminist Wire, Bellevue Literary Review, The Offing, Full Grown People, and The Nervous Breakdown among others, and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has taught poetry in classrooms, jails, hospitals, and universities, and has performed across the country at universities, theaters, festivals, bookstores, conferences, & one fine mattress shop.

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! We appreciate a donation of $10-$30 to support our programs. Your donation will fund similar workshops at military hospitals. If the payment is a barrier to your ability to attend, please get in touch.