Award winning author and 2010 Piedmont Laureate for Literature converts her home on 3.5 rural acres in Hillsborough into an alternative writing and publishing studio for women and young women. LaVenson Press Studios: Inspiring Women to Self-Define Through Writing and Publishing is a merger of Zelda Lockhart’s soulful writing workshops and her publishing company LaVenson Press.
Writing workshops at LaVenson Press Studios help women instill emotional, and psychological truth into their writing. Zelda will facilitate workshops along with other teaching artists like Kim Arrington, Grey Brown and Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Genres include fiction, memoir, song writing, children’s literature writing, poetry and screenwriting. As a way of nurturing not just the artistic mind, but also the body, light meals and snacks will be prepared for participants from LaVenson Press Studios’ garden.
Because Lockhart feels that one’s writing is not finished until it reaches its audience, LaVenson Press Studios will also host a literary magazine, Firefly Ridge, which unlike other literary magazines publishes exclusively from the writings of workshop participants. This will offer women writers a new place in mainstream publishing that currently favors young MFA graduates.
This summer’s workshops include:
· June 30/July 28 – The Women’s Writing Intensive (5 Sundays 4-6:30pm Fee: $200)
· July 22-26 – The Women’s Self-Edit Workshop (5 evenings 6-8pm Fee $180)
· July 8-12– Young Women’s Summer Writing Experience. (Age 12-16 Fee $165)
Join LaVenson Press Studios for an open house featuring live music, live literature and live food on June 15, 2013 from 2 – 6pm, 510 Firefly Ridge Lane,
For an interview or more information contact:
Zelda Lockhart, Director
LaVenson Press Studios
510 Firefly Ridge Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278
LaVensonPressStudios@gmail.com OR Zelda@ZeldaLockhart.com