Meditation and Musing:
Focus Your Mind While Honing Your Craft
Saturday, January 20, 2018
10 am- 12 pm
Have you always wanted to meditate but didn’t know where to begin? Do you love writing but struggle with getting the words on the page? Well, this class is for you! In Meditation and Musing we will dive into the benefits of meditation, learn how to meditate and the connection between meditation and writing. We will meditate and work on simple writing prompts that promises to free your mind, get the juices flowing, and your story down on the page.
Path to Publication
Saturday, February 24, 2018
10 am- 12 pm
Sadeqa Johnson worked as a publicity manager for authors such as JK Rowling, Bishop TD Jakes, Amy Tan and Catherine Coulter before becoming an author herself. It wasn’t an easy transition, there were lots of bumps and bruises along the way. In this workshop, she will share her path from publicity to self-publishing to traditional publishing, and her secret behind receiving a two-book deal with St. Martin’s Press. She will clarify the difference between traditional and self-publishing, and provide a step-by-step guide for pursuing your publishing dream.
Pens Up, Fears Down: Write Now!
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10 am- 12 pm
In Sadeqa Johnson’s signature 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 that will inspire you to put your fears down and get the writing onto the page.
Join award-winning author Sadeqa Johnson as she provides a safe-haven for writers of all levels and genres. In this class, she will help massage the knots and unravel the tales traveling through your head. In this free-flowing class, you will explore memory, character, dialogue and plot, with writing exercises and round table discussions. To create an intimate environment, there is a limited number of spaces available.
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 a suburb of Richmond. She is a motivational speaker, inspirational blogger, wife and mother of three incredibly busy children. For more please visit www.sadeqajohnson.net.