Shakespeare's Sisters: Say Her Name - Poetry Writing Workshop

This workshop has ended.

Session One : October 6, 13, 20, 27
Session Two: November 3, 10, 17 and December 1*
Wednesdays 5pm-7pm; *4pm-6pm (please note time change)
Virtual Poetry Writing Workshop
Registration: $150 per session; $250 for both

Shakespeare's Sisters: Say Her Name explores the poetry of Black women in America. This virtual seminar and writing workshop for adults begins a new session exploring poets such as June Jordan, Ai, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, Tracy K. Smith and others. From the Black Arts Movement to Cave Canem to recent Poet Laureates, these poets speak to the contemporary moment with many still alive and producing work.

This poetry workshop, led by poet and Folger Poetry Coordinator Teri Cross Davis and poet and author Kim Roberts, will encourage workshop participants to write responses to the poetry that is studied.  The workshop will culminate with a reading of the work that has been created.

The course will run on Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm (December 1 session will be 4pm-6pm).

  • Session one runs October 6 through October 27.
  • Session two runs November 3 through December 1.

Each 4-week session is $150. Poetry subscribers receive a discount on this workshop and should contact the box office when registering. Participants can enjoy a discounted rate by signing up for both sessions at the same time. 

Spaces are available for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) participants and for those who would be aided by a sliding scale. Please contact Teri Cross Davis at