Mariama J. Lockington - Writing to Survive: Crafting the Story of Your Heart (via Zoom)

Facilitator: Guest Artist: Mariama J. Lockington

  • Date: 09-26-2020
  • Time: 10:00 am EDT to 12:30 pm EDT
  • Tuition: $50.00
  • Open to: All Genders, All Ages 12+
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Writing to Survive: Crafting the Story of Your Heart

Toni Morrison once said, "If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." In this intergenerational workshop, author Mariama J. Lockington will guide participants in understanding how storytelling--in many forms--can be a tool for survival. Participants will engage with the work of Audre Lorde, Billie Holiday, and Octavia Butler, etc. while exploring what it means to write #ownvoices stories. What is the story of your heart? How will you tell it? Why will it matter? Come ready to listen, laugh, engage, and share your unique voice. Hosted by Lisa Rocklin, WWf(a)C Executive Director.

Saturday, September 26th from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT (via Zoom)
**Please note that this class will be held via Zoom online conferencing. You will be provided with specific details regarding this online community prior to the start of class.**
Mariama J. Lockongton Photo
Mariama J. Lockington is a transracial adoptee, author, and educator. She has been telling stories and making her own books since the second grade, when she wore shortalls and flower leggings every day to school. Her debut middle grade novel For Black Girls Like Me (FSG 2019) is an ALA Notable Middle Grade Book, a Booklist Editors Choice title, a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard title, a Project LIT Book Club 2019-2020 selection, and has earned five starred reviews from Shelf AwarenessPublisher's WeeklyBook PageSchool Library Journal, and Booklist. Mariama's second middle grade novel In the Key Of Us will be out in 2022 and her debut YA novel Forever is Now is also forthcoming. Mariama calls many places home, but currently lives in Kentucky with her partner and her little sausage dog, Henry. You can find her on Twitter @marilock and on Instagram @forblackgirlslikeme.
(Photo provided by Mariama J. Lockington)

Location & Special Instructions

Zoom online conferencing


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