On The Shoulders of Greats
This group is for women writers of color who would be considered established authors, playwrights, writers, i.e. journalists, bloggers. (established meaning already produced and/or published, including self published.) The writer should be CURRENTLY working on a project/projects that they would like to be complete within the upcoming year and resides in Atlanta (or provide own transportation to Atlanta for activities). The writer may also want to have an interest in southern themes or southern characters.
Writing is such a solo sport, I created this group to ensure we get out occasionally and meetup with like minded writers. To ensure we travel our neighboring cities and states to create new experiences and discover new words to describe our stories, characters and get out of our creative dungeons to enjoy the theatre, concerts, etc.
During our weekend retreats and writing meetups, we will have video calls from other professional women novelists, playwrights and screenplay writers. We will support and share our knowledge of the craft of writing to ensure our next projects can be our best projects!
**I am a professional playwright, blogger, published author and poet. I am a writer for the hit show "Rebel" on BET with executive producer John Singleton and for the digital poetry series on BET.com, "Rebel Yell". Currently splitting my time between Atlanta and Los Angeles, I am working on a new novel and would love to share this experience with other goal getting women writers.**
TUESDAY 6th - FRIDAY 9th - Spring Staged Reading
Let's choose at least two staged play readings to attend by Kenny Leon's True Color's Theatre Company. Even if you are not a playwright, hearing the pacing of theatrical conversation and the plot arcs of two act plays is beneficial to any writer. If you are interested, please send inquiry for more details.
SATURDAY 24th & SUNDAY 25th - Weekend Writing Retreat; Eatonton, Ga.
Enjoy a two day getaway to the birthplace of literary legend and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Alice Walker. We'll experience the history of Eatonton with tours and museums and then retreat to our writing worlds. This trip will be limited to six writers so if you are interested in details, CLICK HERE today!
SATURDAY 22nd & SUNDAY 23rd - Weekend Writing Retreat; Sapelo Island, Ga. Join this weekend writing retreat as we discover the land and living of the Gullah-Geechee. We will ferry over to the island and spend an afternoon learning the history of these descendants of enslaved West Africans brought to these islands between 1700-1800's to work the island plantations. In the evening we will retreat to our writing worlds. Please note: This weekend will most likely be one of no or very little wifi accessibility but beautiful and peaceful. This trip will be limited to six writers so if you are interested in details, send your inquiry today! Deposits secure your spot.
Local activity to be planned.
Writing Retreat in the Tennessee mountains! More details to come.
New York! New York! Let's enjoy some Broadway and Off Broadway theatre. More details to come.