For two years, we’ve watched with sadness as literary events were cancelled; longtime writing groups disbanded; and others moved their regular meetings online. So, it brings no small amount of joy to see a new literary endeavor sprout in Winston-Salem.
Founded by Adam Fagin, Red Bird Writers Workshop offers intimate writing workshops and manuscript consultations for writers wherever they happen to be on their writing journey. Located at the Delurk Gallery (207 W. 6th St. in Winston-Salem), Red Bird Writers Workshop hopes to build an inclusive writing community that believes curiosity is the surest way to growth.
Two writing workshops will be offered this spring:
- Open-Genre Workshop 1, Wednesdays, April 27 – June 8, 6:00-8:00 pm
- Open-Genre Workshop 2, Sundays, May 1 – June 12, 4:00-6:00 pm
Open to writers of all levels. In this seven-week class, participants may submit poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction for workshop. We will read and discuss each other’s work while receiving peer and instructor feedback, undertaking an assortment of in-class writing activities, and reading short assigned texts intended to highlight writing techniques and illuminate the writing process. This class will be tailored to the work of its participants and will explore strategies for brainstorming, writing, and revising works in every genre. The cost is $225.
Adam Fagin is the founder and lead instructor of Red Bird Writers Workshop. A teacher of writing for over a decade, Adam received his Ph.D. in creative writing from University of Denver and has taught the art of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction there, at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, University of Colorado, and Weber State University. He is the author of Furthest Ecology, which was named a Best Book by Entropy Magazine, and his work has been published widely at Poetry Daily, Boston Review, Conjunctions, Colorado Review, and many other journals. As a teacher, Adam is committed to creating a dynamic and inclusive space for writers to learn and grow as they pursue their art.