SB Scribes

Writing Workshops & Classes

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Now booking July-September 2021

SB Scribes Workshops & Classes

With 15 years of experience facilitating writing experiences for youth and adults, SB Scribes offers opportunities to explore, create and share together. Lead facilitator Shawntai Brown holds an MA in Literacy Learning Education and a BA in English in addition to extensive training through the Youth Development Resource Center (Detroit) and the Teaching Artists Project (NYC).

Workshops and classes focus on poetry, creative writing, playwriting, and writing for communal and self empowerment. SB Scribes believes all people deserve access to creative experiences and enthusiastically supports individuals of all genders, sexual identities, faiths, and legal status.

All workshops and classes are provided in English. Please inquire about accommodations for language or ability.


One-Time Youth Workshop

Explore creative writing. You choose the genre (poetry, plays, short story) and SB Scribes will design a workshop for your youth! Every workshop is designed to help students use critical thinking and creativity to see themselves, their peers and their worlds in a new light.

For: 4th-12th graders. Face-to-face available in Southeast Michigan, virtual available nation-wide.

One-Time Adult Workshop

Whether you are looking for a way to break the ice at the company retreat or hoping to add a creative flair to your organization, SB Scribes will design and facilitate an experience to uplift your team. Through these workshops, adults can expect to learn about one another, stretch themselves to see the world in a new way, and reclaim their power.

For: 18 and older, or a mix of adults and youth.

Multi-session Experiences

Sometimes one workshop just isn’t enough. Inquire about multiple sessions for youth and adults.


I really loved your class. It was very fun. I loved how I can express my feelings when I’m writing poetry.

— Lachonte (4th grade)

I feel like it helped me be more open and more confident with my work and myself.  At first my idea was just to go because why not, but now I am so happy I did. It was an opportunity I didn’t wanna miss. I shocked myself because I talked to people I have never seen in my life. I got up in front of a group of people by myself because I actually wanted to, and I learned more about myself that I never knew. I hope I never forget this day. 

— Lakeview student


Detroit, MI

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