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Urban Writers Series Workshop (9+23)

  • The Institute Library 847 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06510 (map)

The Institute Library is excited to announce a new partnership program, The Urban Writers Series, co-Hosted by Boldminds LLC and The Institute Library. We will host an inaugural, 2-part workshop in January 2016. Each day will address practical issues facing writers, is offered for free, and is limited to 20 participants. Register today to reserve your space. 

Workshop (Two Parts)

Part 1: Saturday January 9, 2016
11am-2pm; Capacity: 20 max

How to get your manuscript started
Focusing on a Main Topic
Main Idea and Chapter Development
Manuscript inspection (1 per/person)
Question and Dialogue

Part 2: Saturday January 23, 2016
11am-2pm; Capacity: 20 max
(Must have attended Part 1)

How to get your manuscript back on track
Manuscript inspection (1 per/person)
Author forensics on manuscript
Publication resources
Question and Dialogue  

Save the date for our 2016 Urban Writers/Authors Conference, "Writing with Social Consciousness," Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9am-5pm. Details will be announced soon.

Boldminds LLC's Founder and CEO, Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur, is an author, public speaker, racial profiling consultant, entrepreneur, and law enforcement officer (Sergeant). His unique views and approach to urban violence prevention, racial profiling prevention and community based policing have been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, NPR-Where We Live, New Haven Independent, NPR-All Things Considered, WYBC-Electric Drum, New Haven Advocate, Russian Radio, BBC, PBS, New York Daily News, New Haven Register, Hartford Courant, and Al Jazeera America. His repertoire continues to grow consistently.  He has appeared as a guest host on WNPR's “Where We Live,” and is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post.  He is also the host and Executive Producer of WNHH 103.5FM Urban Talk Radio.