In 2019, in celebration of our twenty years of offering workshops exclusively for writers-of-color, VONA is offering a variety of workshops around the country.
VONA Across the Country is a program that offers one-day or two-day VONA workshops that are low cost, don’t require a writing sample, and are located where writers live.
We are thankful to the members of our Faculty for their continuous support of the mission of VONA and for contributing their teaching time as a way of giving to VONA. We know, Teaching is their heartwork and sharing that talent to fundraise for VONA does so much for the organization, while it also serves many writers who would never have a chance to go to VONA.
To register, click the title of the workshop.
Please note that each workshop tuition includes a $10 registration fee.
Once a seminar fills up (note number of maximum participants), the application for that workshop will close.
VONA will notify you about the logistics of your particular workshop once your registration is received.
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|
|Pasadena, CA||May 25-1:00pm-4:00pm||Creative Nonfiction|
|Pace University, NYC||June 28 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm||We Witness Testimonies|
|New York City||June 29 - 10:00am - 4:00 pm||We Witness Testimonies |
|Oxford, MS||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|
|UCLA, CA||Saturday, Oct. 26|
11: 00 am- 2:00pm
|The Sunken Place: Writing Horror||Tananarive Due||15||$135.00|
|Pace University, NY||Saturday, Oct. 26|
|The Last Writing Workshop You'll Ever Have to Take or How to Steal like a Poet||John Murillo||15||$135.00|
|NYC, NY||Saturday, Nov. 23|
|The Facts Outside of the Lines||Willie Perdomo||12||$135.00|