Remembering – A Black Writers’ Retreat
March 25 @ 9:00 am-3:00 pm$30
Since the pandemic overwhelmed the world, we have become saddled with grief, fear, and disillusionment stirred up by continuous violence, strife, and misunderstanding. Everywhere we turn, we are striving to counter despair with joyous living. This retreat will center around remembering as an act of joy that provides opportunities for healing and recovery in ways that forgetting does not.
To make the writing process accessible and enjoyable, Pamela Fletcher Bush (writer, creative writing teacher, editor, CEO & Publisher of Saint Paul Almanac) and Ebony Aya (founder of the Aya Collective, a space that centers the expertise and experience of Black women, and program manager at the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching at Macalester College) will lead workshop participants in guided writing exercises and discussion on a journey of Remembering.
Special Minnesota guest author Michael Kleber-Diggs will share how using one’s unique voice sets the writer and reader on a journey of discovery.
This full-day writing retreat is being offered by In Black Ink in collaboration with the Minnesota Humanities Center. It is open to all members of the Black community, writers at all levels and nonwriters alike. Registration is limited to 40 participants.
Continental breakfast and lunch are included. A journal will be provided.