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Masterclasses + Workshops


It Don't Gotta Rhyme
Introductory Course
60-75 minute session
Need to unblock your creative energy? Or, looking to learn new poetic styles? This is the course for you! Let us guide you on a new journey of unearthing!

Thriving Ain't Easy
Intermediate Course
75-90 minute session
In a topsy-turvy social media-driven climate, how does one search for peace? Through various poetic activities, you will explore what it means to own your creative voice & solace of mind!

Say It With Your Chest
Advanced Course
90-120 minute session
Looking to produce work that transcends the page to thrive on stage? This is the course for you!

Narrative Essay for Teens
Student Course
75-90 minute session
Group and 1-on-1 sessions dedicated to fine-tuning essays for college admissions & other creative writing opportunities!

Legacy & Lineage
Student Course
75-90 minute session
An opportunity for high school students & teens to blueprint their creative and poetic voice while paying homage to classic literary works by Toni Morrison, Ntozake Shange, James Baldwin, William Shakespeare, and more!

Legacy & Lineage
ESL Course
75-90 minute session
Poetry course designed to assist Spanish-speaking learners with sentence mapping & English comprehension at the Intro Level!

Arts As Activism
Collegiate Course
75-90 minute session
A poetry & creative writing course designed for college/university students to enhance their artistic toolkit while orchestrating ways in which their innovative expression can activate change and transform various communities!

PlayWRITE Now!
Intermediate Course
75-90 minute session
Do you have a story to share that only the theatre stage can handle? Need to outline your creative thoughts to start curating your script? This course is designed for you to take the next step to manifest the tale that only you can tell!

Set The Scene
Advanced Course
90-120 minute session
Looking for an opportunity to review your script page-by-page? Through various world-building exercises, script sculpting logistics, and advanced scene study, you will be able to refine your play for an audience!

Transformative Healing & Equitable Discovery
EDI Workshop
Multi-day sessions
A curated workshop experience designed to pave pathways of sustainable equity in the visual & performance arts for artists, activists, organizational administrators, and staff!


"Creating poetry through collaboration is very freeing and inspiring. TS Hawkins is a gifted workshop facilitator. I was expecting this to be an informative and enjoyable experience, and it was. But, it was also transformative and joyous!" -Gabrielle C. (Thrivin' Ain't Easy 101: Choreopoem Masterclass)

"Working with others can allow you to come to some great conclusions!" -Jessica (Arts As Activism)

"I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would definitely be interested in participating in another!" -Cynda P. (Thrivin' Ain't Easy 101: Choreopoem Masterclass)

"Art truly can be activism. I really loved this activity and working with you. I was truly inspired. THANK YOU!" -Amanda M. (Arts As Activism)

"I learned to be creatively vulnerable with others at all stages of the process and how it can be exhilarating and empowering. This was one of the best workshops I have ever taken!" -Autumn K. (Thrivin' Ain't Easy)

"I learned about the courage of my convictions and the joy of collaboration! TS was an inspiring and wonderfully enabling workshop leader. This was one of the most innovative workshops I've had the privilege to attend!" -Lisa L. (Thrivin' Ain't Easy)

"Collaborative writing is not as hard as it seems! Thank you for sharing with us! I look forward to seeing more of your work." -Sarah (Arts As Activism)

"The class was well suited to for an online format and I was able to get a more in-depth understanding of poetry." -Katrina H. (Thrivin' Ain't Easy 101: Choreopoem Masterclass)

"I loved the attention to everyone's personal experiences & feelings, and how they remained part of a larger group discussion & final works. Thank you TS!!!" -Aurora T. (Arts As Activism)

"TS made collaboration easy, and meaningful!" -Rich S. (Thrivin' Ain't Easy)

"TS did an outstanding job of getting students past many of their writing insecurities by creating an atmosphere where they could express the baggage they carry through their poetry. Thank you for this offering!" -Johari F. (It Don't Gotta Rhyme)

"It was a lot of fun and motivating at the same time. I have been struggling with some work in development and having fun with writing was a breakthrough for me. Additionally, collaborative work can be expansive. I enjoyed this process and learned to be more open!" -Lois M. (Thrivin' Ain't Easy 101: Choreopoem Masterclass)

"TS is an amazing facilitator!" -Johannah B. (It Don't Gotta Rhyme)

"I loved everything about this class. I learned that collaborating with people on poems can be fun. And, that I don't need to make poetry "hard". And, I hope to work with TS Hawkins again soon!"-Ephipany S. (Thrivin' Ain't Easy 101: Choreopoem Masterclass)

"I thought a LOT about vulnerability in this workshop and am very grateful for that. I have in the past brought sensitive poetic material to my classrooms and it was good to be in my students' shoes and feel that for myself. Thank you for this time!" (Thriving Ain't Easy: Finding Peace Through Poetry x Bartol Foundation)

"Love the energy and depth brought by the facilitator and the group. Great workshop!" (Thriving Ain't Easy: Finding Peace Through Poetry x Bartol Foundation)

"I am so glad I was able to attend and learned so much. Thank you TS and I look forward to staying connected through more programming!" -Emily L. (Thriving Ain't Easy: Finding Peace Through Poetry x Bartol Foundation)

"I wanted to express my gratitude for the session. There were so many takeaways and I just love the group poem. I'm quite excited too about the additional tools that are now in my pocket and considering how to best use them!" -Vonne (Thriving Ain't Easy: Finding Peace Through Poetry x Bartol Foundation)

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