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Date(s) - Saturday, Sep 05
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


To say that this is a moment of intense emotion is an understatement. Words don’t seem sufficient to capture what we’re experiencing and making meaning, one of the greatest values of writing, seems challenging if not impossible.

And yet, words are one of our most powerful tools.

Writing is heuristic, enabling us to discover or learn something. Writing is constitutive, having the power to shape a future. And expressive writing, in which we put our thoughts and feelings into words to convey truth, is a revolutionary act and a form of activism, as Emmy winning writer Lena Waithe has said.

As we grapple with how we can honor intense feelings and use them to make consequential impact on a problem that’s so old and deep and seemingly impenetrable, writing can be a tool.

Join us for a Saturday morning write in to explore the tool of writing for social justice. The format is simple:

  • Play with some writing prompts
  • Have some optional sharing, and
  • Make some much needed connection

Writing together, sharing one’s writing, and reading the words of others invites us – as writers and readers – to fundamentally reorganize our world views and our world. The time is write.

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“You know, the function of art is to do more than tell it like it is- it’s to imagine what is possible…we need some wholesale reenvisioning that’s outside the realm of merely reactionary!” – bell hooks

The DC Writers’ Salon is a studio and community for writers fostering accountability and connection in the otherwise lonely art of writing. Check out all that we have going on at or email us at


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