Celebration of Black Arts ( CBA) is July 1- 31, 2018. Check out our events schedule for more details!

Writing Workshops 2

Jos Duncan is a storyteller, multimedia producer, and social entrepreneur. She is an influential thought-leader and expert with over a decade of experience in business development and production. Jos is the founder of two social enterprises including Love Now Media, which operates with a mission to tell stories through initiatives that focus on justice, wellness, and equity. Jos uses her voice and her platforms to empower diverse communities to create and tell their own stories. She holds a Masters of Fine Art (MFA) from the ​City College of New York and a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA), with a concentration in Information Technology, from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.


Roy McFarlane was born in Birmingham, England and now living in the Black Country. He has held the role of Birmingham Poet Laureate and Starbuck Poet in Residence.
His writing has appeared in magazines, Under the Radar, The Reader, The Cannon's Mouth and The Undertow Review. His poems have been included in anthologies, Out of Bounds (Bloodaxe 2012) and he's the co-editor and writer for Celebrate Wha? (Smokestack 2011).

He's also written a play For the Love of Auset which premiered at The Drum, Birmingham, June 2007 and his short story Conversation with an Ant has also been published in Original Skin.

He's presently performer in residence for Warwickshire Poetry Voices and is looking forward to his debut collection Beginning with your last breath to be published by Nine Arches Press in September 2016.


Friday, July 20, 6 - 9:30pm - This special workshop is geared towards our homeless community, featuring One Step Away
Wednesday, July 25, 6 - 8pm - Another opportunity to hone your writing skills!
Thursday, July 26, 5:30 - 9pm - learn the fine art of storytelling AND a poetry workshop


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