Letters, Potions and Promises Writing Workshop

A partnership with the Goodman Theatre


Remy Bumppo and the Goodman Theatre are excited to partner on a FREE writing workshop for early-career and emerging women and femme BIPOC writers! This 3-day workshop will take place in person at Remy Bumppo’s rehearsal room space and at the Goodman Theatre. Each day of the workshop will be led by a different facilitator, responding to and deeply engaging with a piece of work by Pearl Cleage. The facilitators are Martine Kei Green-Rogers (Oct. 3), Gabrielle Randle-Bent (Oct. 7), and Lachrisa Grandberry (Oct. 10). Our goal is to create an affinity space for writers of all disciplines to find community, be inspired, and explore new ways of approaching their work through the lineage of a Black American writer. 

In order for participants to get the most out of this workshop, we are only accepting 12 writers. Please see below for the application process!

Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in the Letters, Potions and Promises Writing Workshop! We look forward to providing an affinity space for early-career and emerging women and femme BIPOC writers to engage Pearl Cleage’s work through poetry, prompts and other types of written expression. 

Please fill out the application linked here or below. These will be reviewed by Remy Bumppo’s Creative Producer Christina Casano and the Goodman Theatre’s BOLD Producer Malkia Stampley. Applications are NOW DUE Sept. 15, and a decision will be reached by Sept. 20 at the latest. 

Workshop dates: 

Oct. 3 at 6-9PM, at the Remy Bumppo Rehearsal Room
Oct. 7 at 6-9PM, at the Remy Bumppo Rehearsal Room
Oct. 10 at 6-9PM, at Goodman Theatre

Participants must be available for all three sessions to be considered. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Christina at ccasano@remybumppo.org