Inkstand is a writing workshop for people who serve (e.g., volunteers, veterans, public service professionals, etc.) and wish to tell their stories.
Each participant will draft an original piece of writing, which we will discuss in weekly workshops. From those conversations, along with feedback from the workshop leader and the participants’ reflections, the drafts will be revised. At the close of the session, there will be a reading and reception for friends, family, and interested guests.
• to write an original piece of nonfiction, fiction, or poetry
• to share and discuss the creative piece together in workshops
• to revise the creative piece
• to publish the piece in an anthology of the sessions’ work (optional)
Each week, we read published pieces of writing by people who are or have been involved in public service. We will discuss the ways in which they use creative and rhetorical tools to craft their writings.
Week 1: Introductions, generating ideas
Weeks 2-5: Read, discuss published work; workshop participants’ drafts
Week 6: Reading with reception
To register, send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Email Address
- Preferred Session (1st & 2nd):
- Fall I, Fall II, Winter, or Spring
- One paragraph describing your interest in the workshop
- One paragraph describing your involvement in public service
Registrants will be notified of their placement via email. Each session is limited to eight participants.
Note: Participants who miss the first meeting will forfeit their spaces to those on the waitlist. No refunds are issued for missed workshops.
Location: Washington University in St. Louis, Danforth Campus
Notebook & Pen/Pencil
Computer, email, and printer access
WINTER, Feb. 2 – Mar. 9
Saturdays, Noon – 2:00 p.m.
registration due: 1/18; notified: 1/22
SPRING, Apr. 2 – May 7
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
registration due: 3/15; notified: 3/18
Fees (per session)
Payment due at first meeting
Make checks payable to:
Washington University in St. Louis
Certificate available upon completion
(Workshop is not available for course credit)
Inkstand is sponsored by the Gephardt Institute and led by Washington University lecturer Deanna Benjamin.