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Spring 2019 2nd Saturday Lineup

Our 2nd Saturday events are a great way to connect with the humanities in a community setting. For each event, we meet in the M Station Classroom (2906 East MLK Jr. Blvd., above the leasing office) from 10 am—noon. We will have bagels and coffee, and attendees are always invited to bring brunch items to share. Kiddos and guests are welcome, with child care provided by M Station Learning Center staff.


Saturday, April 13: Explore Your Story: Dramatic Writing and Personal Narrative

In this session playwright and performer Hannah Kenah will lead the group in exploring how writing for the stage can help us tell stories from our own lives. Together we will dive in to the fertile space where dramatic writing and personal narrative intersect.

Hannah Kenah is a fellow and MFA candidate at UT Austin’s Michener Center for Writers, as well as a writer, performer, and member with Rude Mechs, the local theatre company that has developed nationally touring plays including The Method Gun, Stop Hitting Yourself, I’ve Never Been So Happy, and more.


Spring Workshop Reading

Tuesday, April 16, 7 pm. Join the writers from our latest community writing workshop as they read their original writings at Malvern Books, a welcoming independent local bookstore committed to sustaining literary community in Austin. Malvern is located at 613 West 29th Street.


Class 2019 Graduation Ceremony

Tuesday, May 28, 7 pm. This year’s ceremony in honor of the graduates of our Free Minds Class of 2019 will include speakers, musical performances, a photo booth, and reception, all to be held in the ACC Eastview Auditorium at 3401 Webberville Road.


Class of 2020 Application Deadline

This year’s application deadline is Monday, July 8, 2019 at midnight. If you or someone you know has been wanting to go back to school, Free Minds provides a free opportunity to do so. Click here to apply, or call 512-610-7961 for more information.