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Write Your Story - Hill District

Sandra Gould Ford

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11:30 AM (EDT)

Write Your Story - Hill District

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Write Your Story

Create Your Book

Eight, Free Workshops for Adults That Will:

  • Produce stories from real life and make believe
  • Bring characters and settings to life
  • Strengthen writing skills
  • Create unique, hand-made books
  • Explore publishing
  • Include a closing celebration



Sept 8, 2018

Getting Started, Introductions, Understanding the project, Setting goals, Overcoming writer’s block, Building community,

Sep 22, 2018

Appreciating the importance of each participant’s story and developing settings

Oct 6, 2018

Bringing people and characters to life

Oct 20, 2018

Writing a complete scene

Nov 3, 2018

Stage one of polishing the writing

No 17, 2018

Stage two of polishing the writing

Dec 1, 2018

Begin a unique, handmade book

Dec 15, 2018

Finish a unique, handmade book


Each workshop builds on the one before.  Each of the first, six classes will teach new writing skills and different concepts, toward the goal of finishing short but complete and polished stories.  The seventh and eighth classes will focus on creating unique, handmade books for the stories.

While sessions begin with a brief review, each class will cover different topics.  To stay current and finish on time, plan on attending each workshop.

Location, time and date of final celebration to be announced.

Participants should be at least eighteen years of age with an interest in writing stories from real life or make believe. Participants should have basic writing and reading skills (at least an eighth grade level).

 Materials & Equipment 

Classes are casual and encouraging.  Although essential materials are provided, participants are welcome to bring favorite writing tools and supplies.  

These workshops are offered at no cost with funding provided by:

Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Program,
A partnership of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments

Have questions about Write Your Story - Hill District? Contact Sandra Gould Ford

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Ujamaa Collective

1901 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11:30 AM (EDT)

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Sandra Gould Ford

Sandra Gould Ford is an author and artist, publisher and educator who presents writing and arts experiences that encourage, refresh, enrich creative thinking and inspire. 

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