Communal Pen Workshop in Newberry

SC Humanities and the South Carolina Arts Commission have developed a special partnership to present writing workshops at each local host community for the Crossroads: Change in Rural America tour.

In the Communal Pen workshops, participants will write to celebrate and explore their connections to place and community. What are the memories, stories, and traditions that make our community home? What landmarks, customs, sights and sounds connect us with family, friends, and neighbors, while highlighting our unique experience and identity? Sometimes you’ve just got to write it down.

The next Communal Pen workshop will take place in Newberry on Saturday, January 19, 2019 | Learn more.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Communal Pen: A Writing Workshop Celebrating Memories, Stories, and Traditions of Place

In the Communal Pen workshop, facilitators EboniRamm and Michelle Ross will help participants write to celebrate and explore connections to place and community.
No previous experience necessary!
Location: Newberry Arts Center, 1200 Main Street, Newberry, SC
FREE and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. Register online here

No previous experience is necessary! Participants are invited to view the exhibit before the workshop, and to pay special attention to those images and ideas that are most relatable to them. Communal Pen in Newberry is co-hosted by the Newberry Arts Center, Newberry County Literacy Council, and Newberry Opera House.

The Communal Pen writing workshop is offered by the South Carolina Arts Commission, in partnership with South Carolina Humanities, in conjunction with the traveling Smithsonian exhibition, Crossroads: Change in Rural America. Crossroads is presented through the Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program as part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. MoMS provides access to the Smithsonian for small-town America through museum exhibitions, research, educational resources, and programming. Communal Pen is developed through the SC Arts Commission’s place-based initiative, the Art of Community: Rural SC, a new framework for engagement, learning, and action in rural communities. The writing workshops are coordinated through the SCAC’s Folklife & Traditional Arts and Community Arts Development programs, with generous support from SC Humanities.