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Writing to Transform Trauma: A Weekend Intensive for Black Writers & Artists

June 2, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - June 4, 2023 @ 5:30 pm

It is no secret that the historic and continuing violence on Black bodies has left many feeling hopelessness, fatigue, fear, and uncertainty.

After eight years of engaging Minnesota BIPOC writers and arts activists in public conversations to explore issues their work addresses through readings, panels, open conversations, and community-based writing workshops to explore issues of importance to them, More Than a Single Story is excited to announce its first weekend intensive for Black writers and artists.

Artists go to their creativity to heal in times of great stress. In this weekend intensive, we will engage thirty Black writers and other artists in a weekend of generative workshops. This process will open new awarenesses and expand participants’ emotional resources to help them respond to trauma.

The workshops will be led by four Black writers who will work collaboratively with other artists to deepen participants’ artistic expression with an eye toward healing both recent and long-standing trauma. By the end of the weekend, participants will have more tools to enhance their healing journeys.

For details on the workshops and writers, CLICK HERE.


Due to limited space, we can only accept 30 participants. Eligibility include Minnesota writers, and other artists who are interested in developing their writing practice as a way toward healing trauma.

DEADLINE: April 10, 2023

Selected participants will be notified by May 10, 2023


“This work is funded in part by the Minnesota Humanities Center with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.”


June 2, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
June 4, 2023 @ 5:30 pm