POP UP Writing Workshop and Reading
Oct 18: 6:30 pm POP UP Writing Workshop led by Wendy Brown-Baez
Pop in to a pop-up writing workshop to jump start your writing or enter creative flow. We will generate material to tap into our inner guidance. We will draw inspiration from the world around us as well as within us. Intuitive writing gives us a key to unlock our own unique and authentic voice. All level of writers welcomed. Sliding scale fee: $5-20
Oct 21: 6:30 pm POP UP Reading
with poetry by Sagirah Shahid and Ross Holmes, and Wendy Brown-Baez reading an excerpt from her manuscript Writing Circles: Words to Light Our Way
Sagirah Shahid, a 2015-2016 winner of the Loft Literary Center’s Mentor Series Award in poetry, is currently at work on a collection of poetry based on the stories and lives of African American Muslim women. You can find Sagirah's poems in literary journals such as Mizna, The Fem, For Harriet, Bluestem, Black Fox, Alyss, Paper Darts---and welded into three giant metal lanterns along Downtown Minneapolis' Nicollet Mall street in 2017.
Ross Holmes lives in Saint Paul, where he is enrolled in the MFA program at Hamline University. His work has appeared in Liminality, Flash Fiction Magazine, and shapes & names.
Writing Circles: Words to LIght Our Way, a portable writing workshop by Wendy Brown-Báez is both memoir and inspirational guide for individual writers and writing instructors who work in institutions, non-profits, and community centers. It interweaves stories with practical advice on how to inspire writers who may not think of themselves as writers but have a story to tell.