Sheree L. Greer offers a variety of workshops designed to guide and support writers interested in developing their craft through reading, writing, and discussion intensive sessions centered on creating focused, engaging, and compelling work. The sessions cover a variety of topics, techniques, and exercises to enrich and challenge our approaches to storytelling, writing, drafting, publishing, and marketing.
All workshops are led by Sheree L. Greer, with occasional guest speakers and/or instructors to supplement facilitation, and include printed materials, interactive exercises, and reading lists to enrich the workshop experience. Workshops can be tailored for a multitude of audiences and skill levels, including youth ages 12 - 17.
Sheree L. Greer is also available for community-based events, class, organization, and college visits, and seminars/conferences to discuss writing, community activism, teaching and education, the application of literature across disciplines, and the cultural relevance of creative writing and literature in media, history, and community-building.
Most recently, Sheree has published a book for student writers, Stop Writing Wack Essays, which proves to be a great resource for investigating and challenging our approach, relationship, and goals in regards to writing well.
Workshops and literature courses are also available through The Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center.
Inspired by Kitchen Table Press, 1980
In 1980, activist, feminist, writer, and scholar Barbara Smith started a press "to make visual the writing, culture, and history of women of color." At the urging of poet Audre Lorde and a collective of other poets, writers, and essayists, Smith set out on the inspired and passionate tasks of building the mission, goals, and reach of the Kitchen Table Press. She chose the name, "Kitchen Table," because that sturdy, purposeful gathering place is "the center of the home, the place where women in particular work and communicate with each other" (Smith, 1989).
At Kitchen Table Literary Arts, we honor this tradition with more than our name. The work of increasing the visibility for women writers, poets, and artists of color is still extremely necessary, and our center's mission reflects our dedication to this very important work.