Friday, November 22, 2019
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Charis Books & More
184 S. Candler St.
Decatur, GA 30030
Growing up during the Depression in the segregated coal town of Slab Fork, West Virginia, Doris Payne was told her dreams were unattainable for poor black girls like her. Surrounded by people who sought to limit her potential, Doris vowed to turn the tables after the owner of a jewelry store threw her out when a white customer arrived. Neither racism nor poverty would hold her back; she would get what she wanted and help her mother escape an abusive relationship.
“Yes, I stole all of that. It’s true, but there is so much more to my story that I want Black women and anybody out there to understand. There’s a lot for you to understand about what is possible when you are told that you can’t have what you want in this world. There is a lot to be told about who is doing dirt and how to be okay and do great anyway.”
Join Doris Payne and co-author Zelda Lockhart for a conversation, reading, and discussion on the messages of Black women’s resilience in Diamond Doris: The True Story of the World’s Most Notorious Jewel Thief.
This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5.
Saturdays December 7, January 11, February 8 9am - 1pm
1024 Starlight Drive Durham, NC 27707
Black Women's Write-Ins are all about utilizing guided meditation, and being in a group writing space to turn a mere 4 hours of writing time into a deep journey of soulful writing. If you have or haven't done a write-in before come and see how the magic of natural beauty, hot tea, winter snacks, and the good company of some Sistahs makes for some transformative writing. If you're working on something, cool, bring it. If you haven't worked on a thing, cool, come and partake of the prompts I've designed over the years to get you into that deep place of writing and discovery.
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Sundays in January (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th)
1024 Starlight Drive
Durham, NC 27707
We will cozy up to the fireplace for the Black Women's Writing Intensive where we will utilize The Mirror Exercise (From The Soul of the Full-Length Manuscript) to write through one of our personal plots from wound, want, revelation and outcome. The by-product of this soulful journey will be the first draft of a short story, personal essay or short collection of poems. You will have prompts to write on during the week and will write in the workshop as a way to keep you in the zone for the whole month,
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Friday, March 27th
Dr. Lockhart will lead participants through the writing of two prose scenes or two poems inspired by the relationships they have and the inherent gifts they posses for seeking the relationships they desire. Participants will create a diorama museum piece inspired by their written expression.
The focus of this conference is the celebration of the harmonious interconnectivity of creativity, beauty and healing of mind, body and spirit in all its wondrous forms: music, visual arts, poetry and writing, dance/movement, rhythm and play.
IEATA and Ottawa University graciously extend a welcome invitation to all expressive arts therapists, art therapists, artists, mental health professionals, students and community to join us in March 2020. Come enjoy the uplifting, unlimited and un-bee-lievable healing possibilities of the creative process!
National Association of Poetry Therapy 40th Annual Conference
April 2-5, 2020
Embassy Suites Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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.
Saturday, May 2, 2020
The McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman Street
On the Campus of NC State University
Zelda Lockhart will present the Keynote address and offer a writing workshop at this annual conference for freelance writers in North Carolina. Sponsored by Triangle Association of Freelancers.
Registration Opens soon.
Private Consultation - 5 Session Block of 2 hr Sessions $400 or One Session of 2 hrs $100
Zelda Lockhart holds a PhD in expressive therapies, and is a registered expressive arts consultant and educator. She utilizes the literary arts with other art forms as adjunct to help folks do one of two things:
These goals sound similar, because healing transformation and literary product are an outcome of each, but the primary goal of the first is the manuscript with healing transformation as a secondary outcome, and the primary goal of the second is the healing transformation with some literary writing as the secondary outcome.
Location: Via Zoom or Google Hangouts.
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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.