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Writing Workshops and Classes

Beyond the Stacks recognizes the crucial place writing, sharing our unique stories, and building safe communal space for mutual expression hold in societal healing. This is why we offer writing workshops and classes for your sites of community. Each lasts for an hour and a half and can be booked either as a one-off program or three-part series. All of our workshops are built with three key parts: (1) an overview of the genre or topic (2) a deep dive into textual examples and (3) a writing prompt with time for participants to share. We recommend workshop sizes of no more than 20. We establish guidelines for an open yet moderated culturally aware and sensitive discussion. Our goal is to facilitate, not lead, a democratic workshop space. We need the humanizing power of stories to heal.

View full class descriptions and facilitator bio for advertising purposes. Each class is $250 and a three-part series is $600. We will work with justice-driven organizations' budgets.

Writing through Trauma, Participant Feedback Survey

July 2021

"I would like to complement the director of this program, Ery Caswell.  I was very impressed with the thoughtful and balanced energy that he brought into the room. He has what I would call a kind of magical quality that is very calming and peaceful that made me feel very much at ease."
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