Drop-in Workshops

Location: Milk River Arts Studio

@401 N. 23rd Street (in Church Hill)

Mosaic Project

3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 

2/19, 3/18, 4/15

Live sessions now being held online!  Email theresa@richmondstoryhouse.org to join an upcoming session.

Writers of Color

4th Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 

1/23, 2/27, 3/26

Rivah City Sisters

Monthly Saturdays, 10-1

2/22, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2

Check back for info about upcoming sessions.

General Drop-in

2nd Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 

1/8, 2/12, 3/11

Pre-recorded workshop will be accessible in early April.  Check back for updates or follow us on social media!

Sliding scale suggested donation of $1-$10. No experience or RSVP necessary.

Mosaic Project Description​

The Mosaic Project is a space for Asian Americans and/or those descended from Asian ancestry to share stories, make connections, and cultivate community. Writing and storytelling prompts guide participants, with optional sharing out. For more info, email theresa@richmondstoryhouse.org

WOC Workshop Description​

Are you a writer of color looking for a safe space to work on your writing or be inspired to start something new? It’s a low-key environment and sharing is optional. Bring what you're working on, and we'll have prompts and reading materials if you need inspiration.  

Rivah City Sisters Description​

Rivah City Sisters is a monthly meet up of creative Black women in Richmond VA. A space for open dialogue, collaborating and building a supportive community.

For more info on the WOC or Rivah City workshops, email  richmondstoryhouse[at]gmail.com

General Drop-in Description

Three prompts guide participants in writing about their lives.  Participants can choose to write (or doodle/draw/think) on the prompts for 45 minutes.  The last 15 minutes will be for optional participant share-out.  

This workshop is open to all.

This week's workshop spotlight:

 Writers of Color

Collecting stories now - March 31

(These prompts come from Theresa Ronquillo, our associate director.) 

 

Instructions: Set a timer for 10 or 20 minutes, choose a prompt (or two or all three), and start writing!   Though this workshop is virtual, as with all our spaces for writers of color, we encourage you to engage your racial/ethnic identity in your stories to the extent you like.  Any way they come out, your stories are valuable. Perfectionism is the enemy :)

When you're finished, submit your story in an email to richmondstoryhouse@gmail.com and we will feature it on our site.  If you're feeling extra brave or prefer to say your story, send an audio or video recording. Please submit your stories by Tuesday, March 31st.  Please note: by submitting, you give permission to share your story and first name on our website and/or social media outlets. Please indicate in your submission if you'd prefer to remain anonymous. 

Prompts!

1) A nickname you had while growing up and/or currently have 

2) Write on an upcoming Sun Magazine theme: my country, holidays, or highs and lows 

3) What does spring look like in your neighborhood? Or, take us through a walk around your neighborhood and describe what you see, smell, hear, taste, touch. *if you choose this prompt, take a walk and then set your timer.