Dramatic Tension and the Core of Hope vs. Fear
w/ Dr Zelda Lockhart
Thursday, September 22, 2021
1:30 – 3:30pm EDT (6:30 – 8:30pm London time)
Online Hosted by
London Writer’s Café
What's a great story without nail-biting dramatic tension? We all need our readers to want to keep turning those pages, right? Here at LWC we're dedicated to bringing you talented voices in fiction, able to share their craft wisdom in fresh and engaging ways. Zelda Lockhart will lead participants through interactive craft exercises with feedback and discussion, to help us explore realistic, authentic dramatic tension for our fictional characters; creating compelling stories readers just can't put down.
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Costs: £20, please follow the steps to pay via PayPal when you RSVP. and Refunds will only be offered if the meetup is cancelled by admin, no exceptions, and in the rare event of speakers cancelling, we reserve the right to provide an alternative but equivalent speaker.
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There are things in nature that communicate with our inner knowing, with our body, and our heart that we can not experience from behind a closed window. There is the smell of the rain, the texture of mud and the sound it makes beneath our boots, the sun on the nape of our neck warming every level of our spine and sending life through our central nervous system offering health and well-ness to the proteins in our DNA. And oh the discoveries; there is the smell of that plant that you didn't know was wild ginger.
Saturday October 2nd
Couch Mountain Trail Gate 11
Rain or shine I will take you on a trek through the woods social distanced with our masks on, our journals in hand and our sense of adventure primed to discover through the "Noticing the Minutia Ceremony" from my work-in-progress Recollect: A Black Woman's Creative Journey to Decolonize Mind, Body & Soul. This is limited to 5 participants. The fee is $25. We will stroll and notice for a mile then sit and write with prompting, then turn ourselves around and head back. You must wear a mask at all times. Bring your water and your walking shoes.
This 9-month workshop with 18 sessions is designed to guide Black women through the healing, self-defining, liberating ceremonies of Zelda's memoir writing practice in order to reconcile your life so that you reconcile your purpose. It is designed to help you heal your wounds so that you manifest your gifts and reconnect with the omniscient wise woman you are.
Select from the In Person or Online option :
Fee: $1350 (This fee has been reduced from $1,800 to accommodate for financial hardships due to COVID). Fee can be paid in total upon registration or through monthly payments of $150. Payment plan requires a deposit of your first 2 months payments.
Please register and make your payment online at www.HerStoryGardenStudios.com via the "Workshops & Events" tab.
Reading sponsored by
Her story Garden Studios
Sunday Oct. 24rd.
2pm via Zoom
Join us for a reading by Shirley Smith of this beautiful memoir, Mama Bear: One Black Mother's Fight for Her Child's Life and Her Own, co-written by Zelda Lockhart. After the reading Zelda will discuss this compelling story with its author Shirley Smith and take questions from the audience. Brave. Compelling. Provocative. ” — Gabrielle Union Wade
A chronicle of Black Women’s resilience and healing around pre-term birth. A story of love—a celebration of community, family, faith, the maternal bond, and one woman’s indomitable spirit.
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.