Genealogy and Creative Writing
with JACINTA WHITE
Let's re-record the narrative! Give a new, fresh voice to re-tell your history, your way! In this workshop, Jacinta V. White will take you through what she learned in her research for her book, Resurrecting the Bones: Born from a Journey Through African American Churches & Cemeteries in the Rural South.
Whether you're writing poetry, a short story, a novel, or creative non-fiction, you will be provided tools that will inspire you to dig a little deeper...into your creative genius, archives/historical documents, what you know, and what you think you know already.
This is spiritual, healing work in which we will combine genealogy and creative writing with a foundation from our past but also with the wisdom of beginning anew. Both sessions will provide inspiration, poignant tips and questions to consider, and prompts for you to work with outside of class time.
As a lover of all things creative, Jacinta V. White merges her perspective as an artist, professional, and community advocate for change. Jacinta is sought out to work with others on better understanding the role and value of arts in our lives for healing and to build community.
Jacinta has her BA in Speech Communications from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. And after receiving her MPA in Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University, she decided to redirect her love for art and community by starting The Word Project, a company through which she offers writing and creative workshops to help individuals and groups process tough issues. The Word Project also publishes the international, online quarterly Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing.
Also a corporate trainer, first with Forsyth Tech Community College, and now on her own with Deeper Dive Consulting, Jacinta works with organizations and companies like EMC Arts, Kramer Leadership, UNCSA, and the City of Winston-Salem by offering leadership development training and coaching