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Writing Workshop Program: Lydia Johnson at Pretty Passionate Hands

aUGUST 17, 2024
2:00 PM- 3:30 pm ET

Pretty Passionate Hands
3421 N. Park Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46215

LYDIA JOHNSON will Lead a workshop on August 17 at Pretty PAssionate Hands.

In this online workshop, I will teach participants how to mine their life experiences for poetic expression. Poets will read relevant contemporary poetry that will help them to imagine new ways to express, commemorate, and process significant events in their lives. A guided writing exercise will help new and experienced poets gain inspiration and create new work

LYDIA JOHNSON is a poet and writer from Gary, Indiana. Her writing has been published in BLACKBERRY: a magazine, Glamour Magazine, Kiwanis Magazine and the books Women in Clothes, Writers Resist: Hoosier Writers Unite, and Belt Publishing’s The Gary Anthology. She received her M.F.A in Creative Writing from Butler University and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has taught poetry workshops and led book discussions for the Indiana Writers Center, Indiana Humanities and other local nonprofits. She volunteers as an Editorial Assistant for The Indianapolis Review and serves as a judge for various writing contests geared toward young writers.

Pretty Passionate Hands (PPH). A nonprofit organization that focuses on providing support, mentorship, and guidance to teen mothers’ and fathers’ families. PPH provides financial awareness through educational workshops, village support, and mentorship for youth and families. Through our programs, we provide tools and resources to remove barriers that prevent youth and families within the community from attaining their personal life goals. We believe in a community where families are fully supported building a great environment for each family, one child at a time.