Thursday, April 8, 2020
Zelda Lockhart will Present the Workshop The Relationship Museum: A Writing and Art Expression Workshop
This writing and art expression workshop is designed to help you consider the relationships you have had (family, romantic, friendships, professional) and reach for the relationships you want. Participants will use Dr. Lockhart's storytelling technique, personal plot, to write two short scenes as 10-minute-writes: one from a pivotal relationship of the past or current, and one of a future, desired relationship. To extend the expression, participants will create visual art that offers literal or abstract representation of their future desired relationship. Through this exercise, participants will offer themselves a personalized written and visual reminder of how to make the types of human connections they find to be healthy, supportive, and reflective of who they are. This workshop is (80% Experiential/20% Didactic) Educational/Social Justice
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Apr 17, 2021
9am - noon
2020 began with COVID-19 and quarantine, and the year ended with more hashtags, this time for Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. The hurt, anger and frustration culminated weeks of protests around the United States including in the New Hanover County area. But that hurt and anger didn't begin in 2020, rather has origins going back centuries. Where does it come from, how is it passed down from generation to generation?
During Healing Generational Trauma: A Community Arts Experience, we will seek to answer those questions through film, spoken word, and movement. Following the film, Zelda Lockhart will offer a workshop to ground us and bring forward the gifts of our connectedness as community.
Hosted by UNCW Black on Black Project, Department of Theatre, Interdisciplinary Minority Student Research Group, Office of Community Engagement and Applied Learning, School of Social Work, School of Nursing, VITAL Health
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April 23, 9am - 12pm
Zelda Lockhart, PhD will teach a workshop
Beyond Difficult Relationships: Helping Women Identify Self-Worth & Creative Connection
This writing and art workshop explores effective methods for working with clients who have experienced or are currently experiencing unhealthy relationships in their lives. Black feminist themes of self-worth, self-definition, and community connection create the framework for a storytelling technique that is especially applicable to therapeutic work with clients and communities of color, who may benefit from learning more about what causes difficulty in relationships. Through hands-on creative activities, they will be able to identify and explore what they are seeking in future relationships, as well as any healthy elements they will be able to bring to them. The creative techniques presented in this 3-hour workshop evoke literal and abstract representations of self-worth and will prove useful to counselors and therapists who work in almost any setting.
"The Summit is a must for anyone interested in interdisciplinary collaboration
at the cutting edge of the arts therapies." — David Read Johnson, PhD, RDT-BC
Director, Institute for the Arts in Psychotherapy, NYC
April 24, 2021
Zelda will be teaching Dramatic Tension and the Core of Hope vs. Fear
10:30am - 12
Pay What You Can
Join us for a full day of instruction and camaraderie. Small classes, top writing faculty, and intensive Master Classes and breakout sessions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and the business of books. Other features include faculty readings, on-site "lunch with an author," and an open mic for conference participants. https://www.ncwriters.org/programs-and-services/conferences
May 16th at 1pm
Free: Via Facebook Events
Zelda Lockhart, PhD uses The Soul of the Full-Length Manuscript to inspire conversation and story-play with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle author of Even as We Breathe, and Kaitlyn Greenidge author of Libertie.
Also, join other authors and presenters for topics during the festival that span a broad swath of interests and subject matter, including the LGBTQ experience, speculative fiction, immigrant narratives, social justice, memoir, and romance… just to name a few. Author panels and discussions are complimented by visual and performing artists, and musical presentations.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Zelda Lockhart will present a Workshop and Reading from The Soul of the Full-Length Manuscript: Turning Life Wounds Into the Gift of Literary Fiction, Memoir & Poetry
As writers we have to go into some deep emotional caves to get the gems of moving literature. If you are going into deep caves, you should wear a headlamp and a utility belt. You should bring matches, a torch, a raincoat, and food pellets that can sustain you for days and days if necessary—you get the picture. You get equipped for the mission at hand. In this workshop and reading, we will create some lasting tools for going in deep for the good stuff of our literature. We will even give our fear saboteurs and daily obstacles a job so that they help rather than hinder our creative process.
LaVenson Press is devoted to helping women and girls of color take ownership of their stories through publication. To that end, LaVenson Press hosts publishing workshops, and publishes a yearly literary magazine and anthologies that highlights the poetry, memoir, and fiction of women and girls of color.