Sadeqa Johnson, a former public relations manager, spent several years working with New York Times best-selling authors such as JK Rowling, Bebe Moore Campbell, Amy Tan and Bishop TD Jakes before becoming an author herself. Her debut novel, Love in a Carry-on Bag, is the recipient of the 2013 Phillis Wheatley Award for Best Fiction. She is the author of Second House From the Corner and And Then There Was Me. A native of Philadelphia she has lived in New York City, hips towns in New Jersey, and has recently relocated to Richmond. She teaches her signature writing workshop Pens Up, Fears Down quarterly, is a motivational speaker, wife and mother of three incredibly busy children. For more information please visit www.sadeqajohnson.net.
Workshops + Series
6 Wednesdays 7pm-9pm
4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/22, 5/29 & 6/5
In this class, we will massage the knots and unravel the tales traveling through your head. We will explore memory, character, dialogue and plot, with writing exercise and group discussions that will inspire you to get your story down onto the page. This class is open to all levels of writers, including those who have always wanted to write but never had the time.
About the teacher
Saturday, April 27th from 10am-1pm.
This class is designed to give you permission to write out your heart's desires. In a safe space, we will explore craft through the use of memory, place and character with writing exercises and group discussions that will inspire you to unravel the tales traveling through your head, and get your story down onto the page. This class is open to all levels of writers, including those who have always wanted to write but never had the time.
About the Teacher
“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!"