Online writing

Free online writing workshop – L’Observateur

You are invited to Kevin Powell’s writing workshop

FREE via Zoom every Tuesday THIS FALL 2021, 7-9 p.m. New York time.

Writers of all backgrounds, levels and ages are welcome.

Click here to zoom: writing workshop
Zoom code (if necessary): 928329

Tuesday October 5 – “The Beautiful Art and Business of Writing” with KEVIN POWELL, poet, journalist, filmmaker, author of 14 books and biographer of Tupac Shakur

Tuesday October 12 – “Writing Living History” with DAVE ZIRIN, Sports Editor-in-Chief The nation, author of 11 books, including The Kaepernick effect: kneeling, changing the world

Tuesday October 19 – “The Life of an Activist Writer” with award-winning V (formerly Eve Ensler), Tony and Obie, New York Times successful playwright (“Les monologues du vagina”, among many other plays)

Tuesday October 26 – “Writing Your Autobiography” with NOBUKO MIYAMOTO, author of Pas Yo ‘Butterfly: My Long Song of Relocation, Race, Love and Revolution

Tuesday, November 2— “Being A Journalist” with ALAN LIGHT, one of America’s leading music journalists. The former editor-in-chief of Atmosphere and Twirl magazines and a former senior editor at Rolling stone, Alan is the co-host of “Debatable”, a daily music show on SiriusXM

Tuesday, November 9 – “Writing on Manhood From the Inside Out” with DARNELL L. MOORE, author of the 2019 Lambda Literary Award winning memoir, No Ashes in the Fire: Going Black and Free in America

Tuesday November 16— “Always Running: The Emotional Value of Memory” with LUIS J. RODRIGUEZ, author of 16 books in all genres, including the bestseller memoir, Still Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in LA

Tuesday, November 23 – “A Conversation with Nikki Giovanni” with NIKKI GIOVANNI, one of America’s greatest and most beloved poets

Tuesday, November 30— “Writing, Art, Love, and Revolution” with MILDRED RUIZ SAPP & STEVEN SAPP, founders and artistic directors of UNIVERSES, a national color theater company dedicated to creation, development, production, touring , community engagement and education dissemination of new theatrical and performative works for stage and screen

Please also join Kevin Powell’s Writing Workshop on Facebook!


Kevin Powell is one of America’s most famous political, cultural, literary and hip-hop voices. He is a poet, journalist, essayist, blogger, filmmaker, lecturer, civil and human rights activist, and the author of 14 books, the most recent of which, When we free the world, a collection of essays and a poem on America’s present and future (paperback and ebook on Amazon and Amazon Kindle and ebook and audiobook on Apple Books). Kevin’s next two books will be a collection of poetry (his third) and a biography of Tupac Shakur. He also directs, writes and produces his first documentary film, also titled When we free the world, on fathers and sons, on healthy virility versus toxic virility. Kevin’s work has appeared in numerous publications for over 30 years, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Ebony, Complex, Atmosphere, Ee Guardian, British GQ, Squire, The nation, The Progressive, Rolling rock, Utahdo Reader, and Deployment. He lives in New York, the Brooklyn neighborhood.