Special Events


Workshop: Writing for Change

Part I: Exploring the Relationship between Identity and Place

July 11, 2018

Write your story in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s home!


This workshop provides writers of all ages and levels a supportive and inspirational environment to craft and share writing for social justice. The workshop’s theme is Exploring the Relationship between Identity and Place.


Through expert-led prompts, activities, and discussion, you will learn how to use writing to bear witness, build empathy, and advocate for positive change.


Bring something you’ve been working on or begin a new piece at the workshop.
Lunch, coffee, tea and snacks provided.


Part II: Identifying and Connecting with Audiences,
July 28, 9 AM-3 PM.


Attend one workshop to hone a particular skill, or attend both
for a comprehensive approach.


Members and Hartford residents: $25; Non-members: $40.
Please let us know if you have accessibility or dietary needs.


Instructor Dr. Catherine Burton is Program Coordinator at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Before joining the Center, Burton taught college literature, writing, and publishing for 10 years, most recently at Quinnipiac and Lehigh Universities. She is passionate about the public humanities and believes in the power of words to change the world. Burton holds a Ph.D. in English from Lehigh University and an M.A. and B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut.



Questions or 860.522.9258 x308

Location Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Doors Open 8:30 AM
Program 9:00 AM - 3 PM