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Creative Writing Group

Creative Writing Group

Juanita Kirton
woman writing on stone outside at Kirkridge

Details & Online Registration

Program information

The door you locked is wide open-return home to your self

You are invited to connect to your inner light and explore through memory of our shared humanity.

Join us in our new Kirkridge creative writing group facilitated by Dr. Juanita Kirton. Our writing group we started in Spring of 2020 was wildly successful and we want to create a new space for writers of any and every level; however space is limited.  This series offers an opportunity to build greater community and more deeply empower our own voices as writers. Our time together will consist of a writing prompt, time to write, and optional sharing with the group.

Dates are Thursdays from 5-7pm ET on:

  • February 4th
  • February 18th
  • March 11th
  • March 25th 

Dr. Juanita Kirton earned an MFA from Goddard College (2015) in Creative Writing & Poetry and was the recipient of the Goddard College Spirit Scholarship.   Juanita is published in several anthologies including, A Journal of Hope and Healing, Caribbean Writer, Chester H. Jones Literary Journal, Clevergirl, Exit 13 Magazine, Goldfinch Literary Magazine, Mom Egg Review, Narrative, Other Voices, Persimmon Tree, Rat’s Ass Online Journal, Stone Canoe, and Veterans Voices. Winner of the Sisters in Script self-publishing grant which resulted in publication of “Inner Journey” chapbook, 2009. Her Peace Haiku was selected for the Peace Mural in Philadelphia. Juanita is a member of Women Who Write, Inc. and Women Reading Aloud workshop series. She is on editorial staff for Clock house Literary Journal and is a teaching artist with Crossing Point Arts (Arts for survivors of human trafficking). Her book “Letters to my Father” was recently published. 

Pricing: Kirkridge is committed to providing heartfelt and generous programming that is available to all.  And we need your help to continue doing so.  The cost of providing this program is approximately $40 per person. Please support this program if you are able. We will be grateful if you could contribute an additional amount to help cover the costs of others and as always, all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

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