Nathan M. Richardson of Suffolk will be the featured speaker at a writing workshop hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Writers.
The workshop is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg.
Richardson’s subject is “ekphrastic writing,” which is creative writing inspired by the visual arts.
The workshop is free and there is no need to register in advance.
“Just come prepared to learn,” said Sonja McGiboney, president of CBW.
The group will meet in the Grace & Stanley Kitzinger Community Room at the library.
Richardson, a former News-Herald marketing consultant, is a published author, performance poet and historian of Frederick Douglass. His poetry collections include “resemblance to be,” “Twenty-one imaginary t-shirts » and “The last 7 poems of a disarmed citizen.” His work has been widely republished in anthologies, magazines and newspapers such as the Channel Marker, The Cupola, Coastal Virginia Magazine and the Washington Post.
Richardson, who teaches a variety of workshops for emerging writers, is in year seven of the Frederick Douglass Speaking Tour.
“In this living history performance, he completely captures the physical and spiritual essence of former slave, writer, orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass,” McGiboney said.
With over 300 performances seen nationally and internationally, the series has earned film credits with the National Park Service, Alabama Public Television and RTE – Irish Public Service Television.