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At Abode, we believe offering affordable workshops and community events is important so all writers can have access to writing tools/techniques and much needed community engagement. We strive to create safe spaces for our staff, authors, and community members.

*By attending any events/workshops, please understand no forms of bigotry, racism, homophobia, transphobia, or other discriminatory acts will be permitted, and if acted upon, will result in your immediate removal from our spaces.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Para la Cultura: A Generative Open Genre Workshop
    Para la Cultura: A Generative Open Genre Workshop
    Sun, Oct 08
    Virtual Workshop
    Oct 08, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Virtual Workshop
    Where do you or your family come from? What traditions bring you together? What do you wish others knew? In this two-hour generative writing workshop with Sofía Aguilar, attendees will learn how to identify and use strategies to use writing as a vehicle for exploring culture and cultural identity.
  • Black Gxrls Pantoum Workshop
    Black Gxrls Pantoum Workshop
    Sun, Oct 22
    Virtual Workshop
    Oct 22, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT
    Virtual Workshop
    In this workshop led by Jason B. Crawford, participants will learn about the history of the pantoum, a poetic form that originated in Malaysia and Indonesia.
  • Prose Poems with Ariana Brown
    Prose Poems with Ariana Brown
    Sat, Dec 09
    Virtual Workshop
    Dec 09, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CST
    Virtual Workshop
    A supportive virtual class centered on the poetry of veteran slam poet, Suzi Q. Smith. Together, we will explore the building blocks of prose poems and sentences to create dynamic poems with attitude.
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