Green Windows Workshops
provides a safe, creative environment where writers of all experiences, ages, and backgrounds can write
freely and deeply. In
addition to writing workshops for the general public, we offer
opportunities for the development of creativity and self-expression to
people in the community who are least likely to join a writing workshop
or have support for personal artistic expression. Further, we use
creative writing workshops to bring together people who might never
otherwise cross paths. While we work with all ages, we know that there
is something especially important to learn through writing with young
What do Green Windows writers say about writing together?
Monthly Uniquely Yours workshops
monthly creative writing workshops are for writers of all levels,
experiences and genres. It is perfect for the just-beginning writer as
well as practiced writers who need a new spark, want to take new risks,
or seek community. Young adults 16 years old and older are especially encouraged to come.
7 - 10 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month:
- May 22, 2016
- June 26, 2016
- July 25, 2016 (May need to be cancelled. Please check back.)
New New Location (Again! Sorry!):
Disco Room (!)
4799 Shattuck Ave
Sorry for another location change! But we are excited about working with a collective
again. (We had this workshop at the Rock Paper Scissors Collective more
than 70 times!) The Omni is a grassroots, 100%-volunteer run
community space. The Disco Room is really fun, too!
$1 - $25, sliding scale. Additional donations welcome.
a part of a supportive community where writers help each other
develop their unique, authentic voices, progress on their projects, and
take new risks. This group is wonderful for writers of every level: those just
beginning as well as seasoned writers who need a new spark. Writing in
any genre will flourish. Weekly workshops should start again in summer 2016.
$400 is the base fee, for ten weeks, discounts will be given to provide a diverse group of writers.
Discounts are possible to those who have participated in a monthly Green Windows workshop. Write to Green Windows about what you can pay, even if it's not much at all. We have had some generous donations, so don't let money stop you! We want a diverse group of writers, not just those who can pay.
But pay as much as you can. If we do not meet a minimum total through fees and donations, we will cancel the workshop. At least a few people must pay the full amount to avoid cancellation.
You will expected to pay for and attend all ten weeks.
Can't attend but can help by giving a tax-deductible donation? Here's how. Please specify that it's for the weekly RPS workshops.
to sign up or ask questions.
(or 15%) deposit will hold your place, but is not required.
Please let us know if you are interested in one-day writing retreats or know community organizations who might be interested in our workshops.
- weekly at Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center for the Oakland Public Library as part of the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program, spring 2014, 2015 and 2016.
with The Fourth World Movement at the Highlander Center TN for their annual meeting in November 2015, in Gallup, NM October 2014, at their national planning session in May 2014, in New York City January and December 2009, and in Landover, Maryland June 2008.
- weekly at Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center, maximum security unit, winter and summer 2015
- weekly workshops at Rock Paper Scissors, spring 2015
at Oakland Public Library as part of the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program, January 2014.
at Chestnut Linden Court Apartments in West Oakland, in partnership with the John Stewart Company, ten-week sessions, summers 2010 and 2011 and 4 ten-week sessions throughout 2012.
at Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center, in collaboration with teaching-artist Hershell West for Alameda County Arts Commission 's Minerva Project, 5 days, summer 2010
are a Member of the
Intersection Incubator, a program of Intersection for the Arts
providing fiscal sponsorship, incubation and consulting services to
artists. Visit www.theintersection.org.