VisArts Announces Partnership with At The Inkwell

September 07, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has announced a partnership with At The Inkwell, a New York City-based non-profit, founded in 2013, that supports published writers through hosting readings at partner sites around the U.S.

At The Inkwell currently hosts its reading series in Denver, London, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. Richmond is its sixth location. Each reading features a writer or writers of national prominence, with an introduction by a local host—also a published writer. In most cases, the invited writer gives a reading or talk and also offers a small workshop, earlier in the day, which requires advanced registration.

At The Inkwell-Richmond’s inaugural reading will be by Sara Pritchard and John Flynn. Pritchard is the author of the novel-in-stories, Crackpots, and the story collection Help Wanted: Female, among others. Flynn is the author of the novel A Million Miles From Tehran and the short story collections Off To The Next Wherever, Dreaming Rodin and Something Grand. The reading will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. in VisArts’ Dominion Room. Pritchard and Flynn will be introduced by local poet Matthew Hamilton.

Flynn’s workshop, which will also be held at VisArts, focuses on improving the writer’s ability to call on memory during the fiction-writing process. The workshop takes place on Sat., Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Flynn will use prompts of varying lengths to help students tap into their personal memories, then discuss ways to write the prose into works of fiction. People who wish to enroll in the workshop should do so via VisArts’ online catalog. The workshop is $20 for VisArts members and $25 for the general public.

At The Inkwell-Richmond is organized by Matthew Hamilton. Questions should be directed to [email protected]. To learn more, visit At The Inkwell’s website. Find more info about the workshop on VisArts’ website.