Events

All workshops are listed in Eastern Time.

Unless specifically noted, our programs are free, virtual and suited for participants ages 16+. For further details about what to expect from our workshops, along with registration and Zoom instructions, click here.

 

Purposeful Repurposing: Up-Cycled Materials for use in Fiber Art Projects – An Online Visual Art Workshop with Leslie Renn

Zoom Virtual Event

What can you do with leftover fabric scraps, old t-shirts, uniforms, and junk materials? In this workshop, participants will be introduced to several methods for transforming old fiber materials into yarn, cord, and twine for use in future creative projects. This workshop is accessible for all skill levels so that participants might find a way […]

Military Voices: A Free Writing Workshop for Active Duty, Veterans & Military Families with Kevin Basl in Partnership with Blue Star Families

Zoom Virtual Event

It's time to tell your story. Blue Star Families has partnered with Community Building Art Works (CBAW) for a virtual creative writing workshop. Writing is a powerful tool for communication, self-discovery, and reflection. Together over Zoom, we’ll read a short piece of writing, see what makes it work, and use it to enter into our […]

How to Submit: A Workshop on Submitting Your Work to Presses and Journals with Courtney LeBlanc – A CBAW Fundraising Workshop

Zoom Virtual Event

Want to start submitting your work for publication but aren't sure where to start? Need a step-by-step guide on submitting including cover letters, bios, and how to keep track of it all? Don't know where to find journals and presses with open submission calls? This workshop will walk you through the process of submitting from […]

Poetic Record: Resilience Workshop for Healthcare Workers with Laura Van Prooyen

Zoom Virtual Event

Join our community of healthcare workers, where writing offers connection, expression & relief from holding it all together. This free, online workshop led by Laura Van Prooyen, blends poetry, community, and the science of resilience. Each week, Laura selects a poem and together participants read, respond, write and can choose to share. We believe that […]

Military Voices: A Free Writing Workshop for Active Duty, Veterans & Military Families with Kevin Basl in Partnership with Blue Star Families

Zoom Virtual Event

It's time to tell your story. Blue Star Families has partnered with Community Building Art Works (CBAW) for a virtual creative writing workshop. Writing is a powerful tool for communication, self-discovery, and reflection. Together over Zoom, we’ll read a short piece of writing, see what makes it work, and use it to enter into our […]

Back Down Memory Lane with author Teri Ellen Cross Davis – Online Creative Writing Workshop in Partnership with Strathmore

Zoom Virtual Event

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 […]

More Than One Story: An Arts Program for Women & Nonbinary Military & Veterans

Zoom Virtual Event

Join Community Building Art Works in a virtual orientation session to learn more about our program for women and non-binary military (Active Duty and Veterans), More Than One Story. Individuals interested in participating in MTOS are required to attend one Orientation Session. Orientations sessions take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 12 […]

Creative Writing Workshop with Ben Weakley in Partnership with Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals & The Up Center

Zoom Virtual Event

Join us for a generative creative writing workshop where we use the written and spoken word to find healing and self-discovery together in a welcoming, safe community. Open to all voices. No experience necessary. Ben Weakley spent fourteen years in the U.S. Army, beginning with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and finishing at a desk […]

Poetic Record: Resilience Workshop for Healthcare Workers with Laura Van Prooyen

Zoom Virtual Event

Join our community of healthcare workers, where writing offers connection, expression & relief from holding it all together. This free, online workshop led by Laura Van Prooyen, blends poetry, community, and the science of resilience. Each week, Laura selects a poem and together participants read, respond, write and can choose to share. We believe that […]