Sundress Academy for the Arts Presents Confessional Writing Workshop

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to present a workshop focusing on confessional poetry led by Sundress Assistant Editor Ashley Elizabeth on January 13, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:30PM EST. This event will be held over Zoom. Participants can access the event at, with the password ‘safta.’

Being our true selves can be hard, especially on paper. This Confessional Writing Workshop is geared to help our most authentic selves come out and provide a space to say what might be hard to say in a positive, supportive environment. We will be writing, reading, and discussing what it means to tell our truths, how important it is to do so, and how to translate that truth to paper using various writing exercises. This is not just for poets, but for anyone that feels like they have something to say. Workshop attendees will look at authors like Olivia Gatwood and Ebony Stewart, among others. 

While there is no fee for this workshop, those who are able and appreciative can make direct donations to the leader via Venmo (@aethepoet) or PayPal (

Ashley Elizabeth (she/her) is a writing consultant, teacher, and poet. Her works have appeared in SWWIM, Rigorous, and Kahini Quarterly, among others. Her chapbook, you were supposed to be a friend, is available from Nightingale & Sparrow. When Ashley isn’t serving as Assistant Editor at Sundress Publications or working as a member of the Estuary Collective, she habitually posts on Twitter and Instagram (@ae_thepoet). She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her partner and their cat.


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