"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Writing Workshops & Contact

Group Workshops 


Date TBA

9am-4pm, Farmville VA (Specific location TBA)

Boy Breaking Glass:

Writing Political & Protest Poetry

“Boy breaking glass/Whose broken window is a cry of art”-Gwendolyn Brooks
I’ll introduce four approaches to protest writing, with examples, readings, and prompt writing sessions for each. These approaches will transfer easily to fiction or nonfiction. Takeaways will include a great continued readings and takeaway prompts for writing beyond the workshop. Cost for the day is $75.
Lunch will not be provided, but there will be several great restaurants within walking distance, or like me 🙂 you can bring your own.
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Email carrollhackettma@gmail.com for more details and to register.


Other Workshop Offerings

Writing through the Chakras

One Day or Weekend

An introductory workshop with tons of prompts and exercises, specifically aimed at deepening your writing by tapping into ancient chakra wisdom

Contact me if you’d like me to hold a workshop where you are! 

FOR YOU: Creativity is the heart of our living wholeness, a birthright of all human beings, and absolutely necessary in any movement toward healing and joy. Chakra awareness teaches us to move into the knowing of our Creative Bodies and Hearts.

FOR YOUR WRITING/ART: Understanding Chakra wisdom can deepen characterization, motivation and revelation, heighten and texture voice, enrich subtext and nuance, and layer infinitely more collective meaning into any work of Art. Join us as we explore this Body and Spirit based approach that will open you to a new and exciting energized way of approaching your writing, and your life!

These workshops are designed for writers across genres–poetry, fiction, and nonfiction!

And I Cook for You!

Join us for Tons of Prompts and Exercises to Get That Creativity Flowing!

Let’s get together and make your beautiful work even better!


Other Content Also Available:

Writing the Spiritual Life

Writing the Body

Writing Grief and Loss

Writing to Reconnect With the Earth

Writing Prayer

Writing/Rewriting the Past


Contact Info

If you’re interested in more Workshops and Seminars,

visit my workhop website: https://poetryattheporches.wordpress.com/

Or contact me directly at


You can also follow me on Twitter! @mamabearwrites

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