The Writers Place is a nonprofit organization serving the literary community in the greater Kansas City area.
We offer workshops, readings, youth and adult programming, networking, support, and more for writers, readers, and lovers of the written word.
Writing Joy: A Multi Genre Workshop
Lindsey Weishar: Writing Joy: A Multi-Genre Workshop
Details: Saturday, June 1st, 2019, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 1600 Genessee St, Suite 323, Kansas City, MO 64102
Members $40 / Nonmembers $50
In a world of constant noise and incessant anxiety, it becomes harder to discover joy both in our own lives and in what we read. But what if we could, even for two hours, step away from the noise, and dive headlong into the joyful?
Poetry MFA Lindsey Weishar will lead a workshop for writers of all genres on the cultivation of joy in writing. Drawing from designer Ingrid Fetell Lee’s TED talk, “Where Joy Hides and Where to Find It” as a launching point, we will explore the biological necessity for joy, as well as the spiritual resonance joy can inhabit in our daily lives. Participants are asked to bring three items to the workshop which personally evoke joy for the participant: a piece of writing from another author (a paragraph from fiction / nonfiction / essay or a stanza or two from a poem), a photograph / picture, and a physical object. Participants will be asked to share about why these things bring joy in a series of small-group writing exercises. Participants will then be asked to share some of their work at the end of the workshop.
Open to writers of all genres.
News & Announcements
The Writers Place has a new home! As of December 1st, our office is located in the Nonprofit Village at 31 W 31st Street, KCMO, between Main and Broadway. We look forward to serving the greater Kansas City area through more community outreach, including exploration of new venues and making more connections with writers and supporters of the literary arts. Please consider renewing or signing up for a membership and volunteering today.
The Writers Place has partnered with Johnson County Library's #READ LOCAL writing contest. January 2019 theme is BREAKING FREE. So, come on, start writing! You could be our next featured writer.