VONA Across the Country

In celebration of our twenty years of offering workshops exclusively for writers-of-color, VONA is offering a variety of workshops around the country, throughout 2019.

VONA Across the Country (#VATC) 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.

Check all the different choices there are for 2019 below. Make sure to pay attention to class duration, fees, and timing before signing up. There’s something for everyone. You will be writing at the workshop and sharing your work. Some advanced reading may be required.

Tayari Jones

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“An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones will be a movie.