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Creative Writing Workshop with April Harris and Community Building Art Works

April 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

As featured in the 2018 HBO Documentary We Are Not Done Yet, Community Building Art Works serves veterans, military personnel, and members of the community through generative creative-writing workshops. Led by accomplished authors, they are focused on using the written word as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind.


April’s workshop will be led by author April Harris in the Riverview Room on the second floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Doors at 6:30, workshop begins promptly at 7 pm.

About the Workshop:

In Life in Victory (LIV) Workshops, participants explore the powerful role story plays in personal, organizational and/or community life. We will weave together the technical, creative, and social strands of storytelling practices from story circles to story interviewing to digital storytelling to listening and sculpting. Participants experiment with innovative narrative approaches, work closely with one another in a supportive, collaborative environment.


About the series:

Led by accomplished authors, these generative workshops focus on the craft of writing as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind! Tickets are free, but we appreciate a donation of $10-$30 to support our programs. Your donation will fund similar workshops at military hospitals.


About the facilitator:

A performer, multimedia artist, and writer, April Harris recently performed as part of an eight woman ensemble performing Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues at the African American Civil War Museum. In 2013, she performed “Hear My Sister’s Story,” in the National Veteran’s Administration Creative Arts Competition and won first place at the Chery Point, Maryland VA; she went on to compete in the national competition where she won second place. April Harris’ performance of “Hear My Sister’s Story,” can be seen in the HBO documentary, We Are Not Done Yet.



Community Building Art Works


Studio 208 – Riverview Room

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Torpedo Factory Art Center is part of the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.