Author, Speaker, Facilitator, Scholar

Upcoming Workshops & Events


Black Women Writing in Wilderness Camping Retreat

Many of us don’t do things like go on Safari, or a hike, or sleep under the stars because we are so vulnerable in society. In this workshop we’ll remember what it’s like to be a member of a female band of warriors, well the kind that use an ink pen as a spear – giggle.

Imagine smelling that peppery morning misty smell of fall, and feeling that wide open-chested feeling after a night's sleep under the stars with other Black Women Writing Warriors. Smell the coffee on the fire, feel your senses so alert that you can't help but to journal and put those words down on the page.  I'll facilitate your wilderness experience, some journal prompts, and a gentle nature hike along the river. 

Yep, I can't wait. Will you join me?

Black Women Writing in Wilderness Camping Retreat
October 18-20th, 2019 (Friday evening 6pm - Sunday at noon)
Lumber River State Park
Princess Anne Access
2819 Princess Ann Road
Orrum, NC 28369
(1 hr. 45 min. South of Raleigh)
(Yes, there are toilets and sinks LOL!)

Fee: $125 
Covers Facilitation by Zelda, Dinner Friday, Lunch & Dinner cooked by Zelda on Saturday and Coffee of course. Breakfast is on your own, and we will all bring snacks to share. 

You must register by Saturday October 12th and attend the pre-camping video call on Tuesday Oct. 15th at 7pm EST

This is especially great for Black Women who want to try camping and/or writing and haven't found a group of Black Women Warriors to join in braving the elements: The Outdoors, Writing, and Sharing with a Group of Other Black Women.

For More Details and To Register Click Here 

The Relationship Museum Writing & Art Workshop

Saturday, November 9th The Relationship Museum Workshop Art Therapy Institute

The Relationship Museum Workshop - In this fun, engaging, yet insightful writing and art expression workshop participants will write 2 short scenes and create a diorama museum piece inspired by the relationships they have and the relationships they want in the future. You'll take this art home as a personalized written and visual expression of the types of human connections you find to be healthy, supportive, and reflective of who you are. 
Art Therapy Institute
200 N. Greensboro St., Suite D-6
(2nd Floor Carr Mill Mall)
Carrboro, NC 27510
Fee: $40 covers workshop, materials, and refreshments.
For more information Contact: or contact the Art Therapy Institute

Write Now Conference - Keynote & Workshop

Saturday, May 2, 2020

The McKimmon Center 

1101 Gorman Street

On the Campus of NC State University

Raleigh, NC 

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.

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Private Consultation

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: 

  • Reach the goal of a literary manuscript using their personal life experiences and the discovered  experiences during the writing process (and other adjunct art making) as  the main ingredients
  • Heal and transform using literary writing (and other adjunct art forms) as the tools to reach that goal 

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.
Click Here to Register at the Bottom of the Workshops & Events 

Private Consultation 5 Sessions

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Also Visit Zelda Lockhart at:

Her Story Garden Studios


At Her Story Garden Studios Black women take writing workshops with Zelda and other facilitators on 3.5 acres of land where the organic garden and the writing workshops help participants to self-define, heal, and liberate..

LaVenson Press


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.