Writing Workshops

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In 2011, Free Minds began offering eight-week long Writing Workshops as a way to expand our reach and offer additional educational opportunities for adults.

Want to get a sense of the kind of exercises we do in a typical workshop? Check out our Write Now page to get started.

Writing Workshop Goals

  1. Help workshop participants improve their skill and comfort with writing
  2. Create a supportive community environment which fosters development in critical thinking and communication
  3. Introduce workshop participants to foundational humanities texts and higher education opportunities


Registration is open for our Fall 2014 Workshop!

Tuesdays, Oct. 14-Dec. 9
6:30-8:30 pm
Trails at the Park Learning Center, 815 West Slaughter Lane
Facilitated by Emily Lederman, UT Austin Literature Instructor and PhD candidate

To sign up or request more information, complete the Join Our Community form here.

You can also check out Workshop FAQ page here.


Meet the Facilitator: Emily Lederman

We aremily lederman autocorrecte thrilled to have Emily on board to lead our 2014 fall writing workshop! Emily is a doctoral student in English at UT Austin, where she teaches literature and writing courses. Currently, she’s teaching a course on banned books, and last year she designed and taught a course on the Rhetoric of Eating. She received her MA in English from the UT Austin in 2012. Before that, she worked in Boston Public middle schools and at an education nonprofit. She is writing a dissertation on archives in contemporary American Indian and Mexican American fiction. She has also served as an Editor-in-Chief of The Ethnic and Third World Review of Books. When she’s not writing or teaching, Emily loves to go hiking in the Greenbelt, hang out with her cat Frank, and cook exciting food with friends.


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