Writing Workshops

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In 2011, Free Minds began offering eight-week long Writing Workshops to 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 for our fall 2015 workshop is now OPEN!

The workshop will meet Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm from Sept. 30 – Nov. 18 at Capital Studios, a Foundation Communities property located at 309 East 11th Street.

Over the course of eight weeks, participants in the Free Minds writing workshop will meet to explore elements of writing craft, to hone their writing skills through guided exercises, and to share their stories in a supportive group setting.

Meet fall 2015 workshop facilitator, Abbey Chung

abbey with scarfAbbey Chung is a writer and teaching artist originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She thinks that language is power, and self-expression is a basic right, and in service of that has led prose and poetry workshops for the DC Creative Writing Workshop, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and Austin’s Badgerdog program. She is currently a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers, where she writes stories and plays and works at being a decent person. Her writing has appeared recently in places like StoryQuarterly, Tor.com, Barrelhouse, and Gargoyle Magazine.

To sign up or get more information, call the Free Minds office at 512-610-7961 or email freeminds@foundcom.org.

You can also check out Workshop FAQ page here.








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