VONA Across the Country 2019 Workshops

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In 2019, VONA celebrates its twentieth year by hosting writing workshops across the country. VONA faculty, as a birthday gift to our community, are organizing, teaching and engaging with writers in their own cities and towns.  VONA is coming to a city near you! Happy Twentieth Anniversary, VONA!


To register, click the title of the workshop.

Please note that each workshop fee includes a $10 registration fee.

Once a seminar fills up (note number of maximum participants), the application for that workshop will close.

VONA Central will notify you about the logistics of your particular workshop.

Have questions?  Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

LocationDateTitle of WorkshopFacilitatorMaximum ApplicantsTuition
Playwrights Center, MNApril 3- 5:30-9:00 pmCharacter Development for PlaywrightKim Euell10$135.00
Pasadena, CAMay 25-1:00pm-4:00pmCreative NonfictionJervey Tervalon6$135.00
Pace University, NYCJune 28 - 10:00 am-4:00 pmWe Witness TestimoniesElmaz Abinader25$260.00
New York CityJune 29 - 10:00am - 4:00 pmWe Witness Testimonies Elmaz Abinader25$260.00
Oxford, MIAugust 3 & 4 - 11:00am-8:00pmEmploying Comedy to Work Through Trauma in Non-Fiction WritingKiese Laymon12$460.00
Minneapolis, MinnesotaAugust 17 - 10:00am - 3:30pmNarrative Construction in Fiction and MemoirDavid Mura12$260.00
Woodland ,CASept. 8 - 10:00 am- 6 pmWriting What We'd Rather Forget, Transforming and Being TransformedReyna Grande12$260.00
New Orleans, LAAugust 22 - 10:00am - 2:00pmStructure and Crisis: Mapping Out StoryDaniel Jose Older12$260.00
Oakland, CASeptember 14 - 10:00 am - 4:00pm Location TBDWe Witness: Narrative From the Front Lines Elmaz Abinader25$260.00
Santa Fe, NMOctober 5 - 9:00am - 6:00pmHybrid Stories for Hybrid Lives: Assembling the Mixed Experience Faith Adiele$260.00
Miami, FloridaSaturday, Nov 8 and Sunday, Nov 9 Flash Your Fiction Under the Avocado TreeM. Evelina Galang$460.00