Sun, Feb 26|
Workshop: Writers Be Blockin' with Ebony Stewart
Time & Location
Feb 26, 3:00 PM CST
About the event
Description: Writers Be Blockin is an opportunity to find your voice and new ways to tell, revamp, or edit the same story to ignite ideas for writing and creating with a purpose. Expect discussion, digging, and honesty surrounding self, imposter syndrome, and puzzle pieces to start connecting. Writers Be Blockin is presented by Ebony Stewart, Woman of the World Poetry Slam Champion.
Registration: To fulfill TORCH's mission, workshops are open to Black women and women of color. Email contact @ torchliteraryarts.org with the subject line "Writers Be Blockin" to register. The deadline to register is Feb. 17th.
Max Participants: 10
Ebony Stewart is an international touring interdisciplinary poet, writer, and performance artist. Her work speaks to the Black experience, with emphasis on gender, sexuality, womanhood, queer-positivity, and race, with the hopes to be relatable, remove shame, heal minds, encourage dialogue, and inspire folks in marginalized communities. As one of the most decorated poets in Texas, Ebony is a respected coach & mentor, one of the top touring poets in the country, and a Woman of the World Poetry Slam Champion. She has introduced, shared stages with, and opened for prestigious figures in the artist world such as, the late-Amiri Baraka, Carmen Carerra, Marsha Ambrosius, Patricia Smith, Lupe Mendez, and so many more. She has performed in 48 states, at over 200 colleges and universities across the country, as well as featured internationally in Canada, Australia, and Ghana. The mental health advocate and former sexual health educator also has a Master's in Social Work and is soon the hood's favorite therapist. Find out more about Ebony and her work at ebpoetry.com.
Torch Literary Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established to publish and promote creative writing by Black women. We publish contemporary writing by experienced and emerging writers alike. TORCH has featured work by Toi Derricotte, Tayari Jones, Sharon Bridgforth, Crystal Wilkinson, Patricia Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. Programs include the Wildfire Reading Series, writing workshops, and retreats.