ONSITE: Our Whole Black Selves

Whole Black Self is a one-day workshop using the poem “Whole Black Self” from Kristina Hamlett's book of poetry and prose “She Lives Here” to examine the challenges and joys of living as a Black person in this country, especially in the wake of COVID-19 and the rise of social justice advocacy. There will be free writing prompts provided and time for discussion. The hope is all students will leave feeling empowered and embrace the opportunity to express themselves in a safe, open environment.

Special Notes

  • Please bring something to write with!

    This is an ONSITE course. All onsite students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students are expected to adhere to our COVID-19 policies. Onsite courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. For more info please visit

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
About the Instructor

Kristina Hamlett

Kristina Hamlett is a writer, speaker, teacher and blogger. She is the author of two books: "She Lives Here" published by L10 Press and "What I Love About You: A Guided Journal to Writing Your Proposal and Vows." She is also the creator and host of "From the Page to the Mic: A Poetry Reading Series" with Henrico County Library. She loves her work in the reentry field helping people coming home from incarceration. Kristina lives in Richmond with her husband and can be found in a bookstore, a park or soon training for another Strongman competition.


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ONSITE: Our Whole Black Selves

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September 1810 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $35.00
Member Tuition: $31.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Kristina Hamlett
Level: All Levels