Virtual Creative Writing Workshops

Virtual Creative Writing Workshops

Presented by Community Building Art Works in Partnership with Strathmore

Monthly on Thursdays at 7pm ET

Pay What You Can

Creative Writing Workshop

Currently online. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants 30 minutes prior to the event. Learn more.

Register by 4pm

Registration closes at 4pm before each session so we can prepare.

Workshop Length

90 minutes

Pay What You Can

Enter any amount when you register. Learn more.

Creative writing is a tool for knowing yourself, understanding the world, and connecting with other people. Led by author Seema Reza and accomplished guest writers—including poets, memoirists, novelists, and storytellers—these community workshops follow the model developed by Community Building Art Works (CBAW) over the course of a decade of bringing people together in military and hospital settings. Each workshop is designed to help participants put their personal stories on paper in a supportive environment.

Whether you’re just starting out or have been writing for years, you are welcome; no experience is required. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind!

Cynthia Dewi Oka Web

Thu. April 21 | 7pm ET

Considering Our Ancestors

with Cynthia Dewi Oka

Cynthia Dewi Oka is the author of Fire Is Not A Country (Northwestern University Press), Salvage: Poems (Northwestern University Press) and Nomad of Salt and Hard Water (Thread Makes Blanket). She’s currently Poet in Residence at the Amy Clampitt House. Photo Credit: Jose Quintana.

Raychelle Heath

Thu. May 19 | 7pm ET

Meditating on Our Roots

with Raychelle Heath

Raychelle Heath is a poet, artist, teacher, yoga and meditation instructor, podcaster, and digital nomad. She currently works as curriculum director, sanctuary coach, and facilitator for the Unicorn Authors Club. She also regularly facilitates workshops for BIPOC Writing Party and The World We Want workshops.

Creative Writing Workshop

Thu. June 16 | 7pm ET

To Hell With the Unsayable

with Susanna Sonnenberg

Susanna Sonnenberg is the author of two memoirs, both New York Times Bestsellers, Her Last Death and She Matters: A Life in Friendships. Her personal creative nonfiction has been widely anthologized and published in many magazines and newspapers. She has lived for almost 30 years in Missoula, Montana, where she writes and teaches online classes in memoir writing.

Caryn Mirriam Goldberg

Thu. July 21 | 7PM ET

Poetry and Courage with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg (she/her) is Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus and the author of over 20 books, including How Time Moves: New & Selected Poems, Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor and Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other (nonfiction), and Miriam's Well (a novel). Founder of Transformative Language Arts -- community and individual transformation through the written, spoken, or sung word -- she facilitates writing workshops widely. She loves life-giving collaborations, including with Kathryn Lorenzen, with Kelley Hunt, and with Joy Roulier Sawyer. She offers weekly Care Packages for a Creative Life through her Patreon page and regular posts on her blog “Everyday Magic” at She also believes in your calling to create.


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