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Finding Peace in the Midst of a Pandemic

Finding Peace in the Midst of a Pandemic is an intensive playwriting workshop with a focus on positive monologues and short 2-3-character plays. During the workshop, you will be guided through prompted writings designed to draw from personal experiences, the experiences of family and friends, and/or stories of the pandemic encountered on social media; inspire hope; and remind us of the importance of love and empathy in the face of chaos. You will create and share new drafts with Dr. Weems and the other participants and receive feedback for editing.  

Instructor: Dr. Mary E. Weems' is a poet, playwright, author, performer, imagination-intellect theorist, and social/cultural foundations scholar. Weems is the author of thirteen books including Blackeyed: Plays and Monologues, Writings of Healing and Resistance: Empathy and the Imagination-Intellect, Public Education and the Imagination Intellect: I Speak from the Wound in my Mouth, five chapbooks, most notably “white” (Wick Award), numerous poems, articles and book chapters. In 2015 Weems’ was awarded a Cleveland Arts Prize for her full-length drama MEAT. Dr. Weems may be reached at www.maryeweems.org.

Details: Playwriting takes place Thursdays March 11, 18, 25, and April 1 from 6:00pm-8:00pm remotely through Zoom.

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