The Uniquely Yours monthly workshop started in March 2009!
For ten years, these workshops have inspired all kinds of voices: ages 14 to 82, high schoolers, adults working on their AA, people with MFA’s, science fiction writers, poets, memoirists, children’s book writers, essayists, novelists, songwriters, homeless, renting, passing through, house-owning, from all corners of Oakland and all spots on the gender-queer spectrums, with various racial and cultural identities.
Listening to the other people’s writing always amazes me--the variety that flows from the same prompt in the same town on the same evening.
- regular Green Windows writer
For ten years, writers have said they’ve done their best writing in this community.
For ten years, we’ve offered a sliding scale workshop anyone can afford.
For ten years, we’ve shown up consistently, out of belief in the writing and in the community, donating time and professional facilitationwhile paying way-under-market rent to The Rock Paper Scissors Collective, a grassroots organization that has been a cornerstone of the Oakland art community.
For another ten years, with the increased cost of living in the Bay Area, we must find ways for this workshop to pay market value for facilitation and rent.
For another ten years, we need your help.
We need only $6,000 per year to make this work sustainable.
Can you donate $10/month?
I look forward to writing with you soon.
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