Free online writing workshop

Published 8:30 am Sunday, October 3, 2021

You are invited to Kevin Powell’s Writing Workshop

FREE via Zoom every Tuesday THIS FALL 2021, 7pm-9pm New York City time.

Writers of all backgrounds, levels, and ages welcome.

Click here for Zoom
Zoom Passcode (if needed): 928329

Tues Oct 5—”The Beautiful Art and Business of Writing” with KEVIN POWELL, poet, journalist, filmmaker, author of 14 books, and Tupac Shakur biographer

Tues Oct 12—“Writing Living History” with DAVE ZIRIN, Sports Editor of The Nation, author of 11 books, including The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing The World

Tues Oct 19—”The Life of An Activist Writer” with V (formerly Eve Ensler), Tony and Obie award-winning, New York Times best-selling playwright (“The Vagina Monologues,” among many other plays)

Tues Oct 26—”Writing Your Autobiography” with NOBUKO MIYAMOTO, author of Not Yo’ Butterfly: My Long Song of Relocation, Race, Love, and Revolution

Tues Nov 2—”Being A Journalist” with ALAN LIGHT, one of America’s leading music journalists. The former Editor-in-Chief of Vibe and Spin magazines and a former Senior Writer at Rolling Stone, Alan is the co-host of “Debatable,” a daily music talk show on SiriusXM

Tues Nov 9—”Writing on Manhood From the Inside Out” with DARNELL L. MOORE, author of the 2019 Lambda Literary Award-winning memoir, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America

Tues Nov 16—”Always Running: The Emotional Value of Memory” with LUIS J. RODRIGUEZ, author of 16 books in all genres, including the best-selling memoir, Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.

Tues Nov 23—”A Conversation with Nikki Giovanni” with NIKKI GIOVANNI, one of America’s greatest and most beloved poets

Tues Nov 30—”Writing, Art, Love, and Revolution” with MILDRED RUIZ SAPP & STEVEN SAPP, founders and artistic directors of UNIVERSES, a national theater company of color dedicated to the creation, development, production, touring, community engagement and educational dissemination of new theatrical and performance works for stage and screen

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Kevin Powell is one of the most celebrated political, cultural, literary, and hip-hop voices in America. He is a poet, journalist, essayist, blogger, filmmaker, public speaker, civil and human rights activist, and the author of 14 books, including his most recent, When We Free the World, a collection of essays plus one poem about the present and future of America (paperback and ebook on Amazon and Amazon Kindle and ebook and audiobook on Apple Books). Kevin’s next two books will be a poetry collection (his third), and a biography of Tupac Shakur. He is also directing, writing, and producing his first documentary film, also entitled When We Free the World, about fathers and sons, about healthy manhood versus toxic manhood. Kevin’s work has appeared in many publications over 30-plus years, including The New York TimesThe Washington PostEbonyComplexVibeThe GuardianBritish GQEsquireThe NationThe ProgressiveRolling StoneUtne Reader, and Rolling Out. He lives in New York City, the borough of Brooklyn.