2022 Workshop Program


Class #19

How to Fly: A Pathway to Freedom, Healing & Release through Writing

Heather ‘Byrd’ Roberts

September 8 & 9 | 9 - 4

Do you have a story to tell, but you don’t know where to begin? The stories we write and share with others empower us to activate our compassion, ignite our creativity, and help us to imagine a better world. Writing is one of the most powerful tools, yet many people don’t believe they have the means to follow through to preserve their stories and legacy.

Join award-winning poet and author Heather ‘Byrd’ Roberts to learn the language, tools, and skills to tap into your bodies, stories and learn how to transform an idea into a powerful narrative using literary giants as inspiration to leap into your healing journey. This workshop is great for first-time and beginner writers. Please bring a notebook and writing utensils.

Heather 'Byrd' Roberts is an award-winning poet, creative catalyst, author of Mahogany: A Love Letter To Black, and creator of Byrd's World, built to inspire and transform lives one story at a time. Byrd’s artistic practice revolves around the intersectionality between form and freedom. Each story tastes like ripe mangos, cayenne pepper, or an eclectic combination of the two. Her work enriches the student and educator experience through storytelling. Byrd’s work has appeared in several festivals, and publications including Sixfold, Expressions from Englewood, Hope Ignited, and Trouble The Waters: Tales from the Deep Blue. Most recently, she won the international Anthem Award in diversity, equity, and inclusion for her work on the “I See You” issue of the Cornell Report alongside Google, HBO Max, BBC, National Geographic, Netflix, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Her favorite words are balloon and bubble.

Tuition: $195 (lunch included each day)
Location: Jens Jensen Visitor Center


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