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.
|Location||Date||Title of Workshop||Facilitator||Maximum Applicants||Tuition|
|Playwrights Center, MN||April 3- 5:30-9:00 pm||Character Development for Playwright||Kim Euell||10||$135.00|
|Pasadena, CA||May 25-1:00pm-4:00pm||Creative Nonfiction||Jervey Tervalon||6||$135.00|
|Pace University, NYC||June 28 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm||We Witness Testimonies||Elmaz Abinader||25||$260.00|
|New York City||June 29 - 10:00am - 4:00 pm||We Witness Testimonies||Elmaz Abinader||25||$260.00|
|Oxford, MI||August 3 & 4 - 11:00am-8:00pm||Employing Comedy to Work Through Trauma in Non-Fiction Writing||Kiese Laymon||12||$460.00|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota||August 17 - 10:00am - 3:30pm||Narrative Construction in Fiction and Memoir||David Mura||12||$260.00|
|Woodland ,CA||Sept. 8 - 10:00 am- 6 pm||Writing What We'd Rather Forget, Transforming and Being Transformed||Reyna Grande||12||$260.00|
|New Orleans, LA||August 22 - 10:00am - 2:00pm||Structure and Crisis: Mapping Out Story||Daniel Jose Older||12||$260.00|
|Oakland, CA||September 14 - 10:00 am - 4:00pm Location TBD||We Witness: Narrative From the Front Lines||Elmaz Abinader||25||$260.00|
|Santa Fe, NM||October 5 - 9:00am - 6:00pm||Hybrid Stories for Hybrid Lives: Assembling the Mixed Experience||Faith Adiele||$260.00|
|Miami, Florida||Saturday, Nov 8 and Sunday, Nov 9||Flash Your Fiction Under the Avocado Tree||M. Evelina Galang||$460.00|