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Wed, Feb 08


The REP Theatre

Writing Workshop with Author and Poet: Sandra Jackson-Opoku

Join us for a free night of writing, readings, inspiration and more led by Escape To Create's latest Artist-in-Residence.

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Writing Workshop with Author and Poet: Sandra Jackson-Opoku
Writing Workshop with Author and Poet: Sandra Jackson-Opoku

Time & Location

Feb 08, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

The REP Theatre, 216 Quincy Cir, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

About the event

Come experience the more intimate side of Emerald Coast Storytellers: face to face, pen to paper, fingers to keys. For this month's event, we are so excited to once again partner up with the Seaside Institute and Escape To Create and welcome Sandra Jackson-Opoku. 

As part of the Artist-In-Residence program with Escape To Create, Sandra will be leading the After-Hours Writing Workshop and sharing a bit about her work and creative journey. Come armed with your pens, journals, and laptop, and get ready to experience the journey of her award-winning work before launching into a writing prompt. The REP Theatre will be graciously hosting us for this event. 

For the prompt, please bring in an inspiring photo or piece of art, something that surprises, informs, or intrigues. We will also have options to choose from at the event. 

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour starting at 5 PM, and the event running from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Wine and refreshments will be available, so come thirsty. This event is open to all. Happy writing!

Sandra Jackson-Opoku  is the author of the award-winning novel, The River Where Blood is Born and Hot Johnny (and the Women Who Loved Him), an Essence Magazine Bestseller in Hardcover Fiction. She also coedited the anthology Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks. Her fiction, nonfiction, and dramatic works are widely published and produced. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines/General Electric Award for Younger Writers, an American Library Association Black Caucus Award, Newcity Lit50: Who Really Books in Chicago 2020, a City of Chicago Esteemed Literary Artist Award, the Globe Soup Story Award, and a Pushcart Prize nomination. She was a quarterfinalist in the Stage 32 Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest. Jackson-Opoku presents literary programs and teaches writing workshops in schools, colleges, and institutions around the world.

“Acquire the habit of happiness and ride it like a whale.”

— Sandra Jackson-Opoku

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