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


Spring 2014 Workshop

Leader: Mary Lavallee, UT Austin MFA Candidate
When: Tuesdays, February 11 – April 1, 6:15-8:15 pm
Where: M Station Apartments, 2906 East MLK Jr. Blvd
Who: Beginners and experienced writers are welcome.

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

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Mary Lavallee originally hails from Massachusetts, where she pursued degrees in both English and Communication. She made her way to Texas to pursue an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked as a Teaching Assistant for courses in world literature, American literature, and creative writing, where she ran workshops in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Her work has appeared in various literary journals in the US, UK, and Canada. She is currently at work on her first novel, which is a little bit of everything.


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