James Baldwin and Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes and Natasha Trethewey—in this workshop, we’ll read and discuss literary pieces of these classic and contemporary African-American writers to see what they teach us about ourselves and our world. All multi-genre writers, we’ll learn from these mentors how to enhance our own writing of essays, poems and stories.
Join Marge Barrett, local author and poet, for another insightful and helpful virtual writing class. She will share her knowledge of writing and will encourage participants to share their ideas and their own writing. Writers of all levels are invited to join Marge and fellow writers for an engrossing afternoon of digging into beautiful writing – these important authors, and yours!
“…the only way to get a thing done is to start to do it, then keep on doing it, and finally you’ll finish it….” — Langston Hughes, The Big Sea
“You are your best thing” — Toni Morrison
Here is what Marge’s students are saying about her!
…Very relevant and interesting readings. I really enjoyed them. The instructor’s enthusiasm for the topic was inspirational. While I miss the in-person interaction in a class, I really like the convenience of zoom
…[I especially appreciated] Marge’s strong support for our efforts, and her clear direction of the class
Be sure to check out Marge’s other scheduled class:
Materials students will need to have in-hand to fully participate:
- Pen and Paper
Online Class General Information:
- Each registration is for one “device” (one computer, tablet, phone). This is to ensure we don’t have more people registered than the instructor is comfortable with having in a class. Please be respectful of this guideline and purchase multiple class spots if more than one person from your household is interested in attending.
- You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which to access the online class. Please arrive 10 minutes before class begins, to ensure your connection and device are ready when the class begins.
- Each class will be held using Zoom technology. You will receive a link and a password and information on how to log on, prior to the class. You will be able to view and ask questions during the class.
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!