Sadeqa Johnson is the award-winning author of And Then There Was Me, Second House From the Corner and Love in a Carry-on Bag. Her accolades include being the recipient of the National Book Club award, Phillis Wheatley award and the USA Best Book award for best fiction. She is a Kimbilio Fellow, former board member of the James River Writers, and proud member of the TALL POPPY WRITERS - a community of "Bright Authors, Smart Readers, Good Books." She is currently at work on her first historical novel, loosely based on the story of the Lumpkin's jail in Richmond. Originally from Philadelphia, she currently lives in Midlothian, Virginia where she runs half marathons, is a sometime yogi, motivational speaker, writing teacher and carpool chauffeur to her three children, and all their friends. To learn more, visit


Workshops + Series

Writing the Longer Piece with Sadeqa Johnson (Summer Session)

Class Date(s)

July 29 & 31, August 5, & 7, from 7-9pm

Class Details

Whether you have a partial draft, or bits and scraps of an idea, this class is designed to help you dive deeper and unravel the truth of your piece. In this two-week intensive, we will meet in an intimate setting and hone in on character development, plot and story structure. With writing exercises, accountability checks, and the support of fellow writers, we will get the story from your head and onto the page. 

About the teacher

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“Sadeqa Johnson’s writing classes are tailored to fit the needs of the beginner writer as well as the seasoned veteran.  I particularly liked how she was able to give specific instruction to each student in the class. She helped me reconnect with some of my past fiction writing and showed me how these pieces can become something special with some redrafting.  I would definitely recommend Sadeqa’s class to anyone who wants more from their writing.”

— Hope Whitby

"It was a joy to take Sadeqa's novel writing class. She created a comfortable writing atmosphere, and her lessons were a perfectly balanced mix of informative lessons on craft, unique writing prompts, and helpful feedback. I'll definitely be taking the next class Sadeqa teaches!"

—Kaylin Blount