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EVENT: Let's SPARK something new together!



Welcome to the second SPARK Writing Festival. This event is an initiative by the UAB English Department to foster community and create a fun learning environment for writers of all experience levels.


This year we’re going Beyond the Page


2020 presented a whole host of challenges to the writing life and too often we treat writing as if it were an encapsulated event. It’s really not though. We bring our hobbies and interests to our writing and can use those to break out of writer’s block. Meanwhile, writing gives us the time and space to reflect on these hobbies and interests and while granting them fuller and richer meaning.


Let’s SPARK something new together!


When: January 10-16, 2021

Cost: FREE!

Where: All-virtual through Zoom. One registration gets you an “all-access” Zoom link reusable for all events. Can’t make it to an event? No worries! We’ll record each session and will post it to the SPARK website shortly after. You can register at any time, but Zoom links will be distributed via email on January 9th.



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Schedule of Events (all times in CST)

  • Sunday, January 10th @ 7pm: Music and Writing Collide with Lana Austin and Tina Mozelle Braziel

  • Monday, January 11th @ 7pm: Art meets Writing with Melissa Yes

  • Tuesday, January 12th @ 6pm: Character Development Workshop with author Randi Pink Tuesday, January 12th @ 7pm: Creative Wrong Memory Workshop with poet Lauren Goodwin Slaughter

  • Wednesday, January 13th @ 7pm Writing and Walking to Heal with author & poet Salaam Green

  • Thursday, January 14th @ 6pm Poetry Workshop with Adam Vines Thursday, January 14th @ 7pm Workshop with SPARK Director Halley Cotton

  • Friday, January 15th @ 7pm Gardening meets Slam Poetry and More with Brian Voice Porter Hawkins

Join Patti, on Saturday:

  • Saturday, January 16th @ 10am Keynote Conversation with Patti Callahan Henry

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