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WORKSHOPS

A passionate advocate for the arts, wellness and community, Kris enjoys facilitating literary and arts based workshops and events that give participants a "creative kick in the butt." Kris is also a certified yoga instructor, crafting sessions that combine energetic breathwork with joyful movement (and the occasional dance party or two!). Please see below for information on upcoming sessions. 

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2023 Workshops & Events (October - December 2023): 

Special Workshops & Events: 

Mt. Pleasant Tiny Talent Show 

Marx Café

October 22 at 7:00pm 

Spark Your Spirit: Gratitude 

Past Tense 

November 12 at 10:30am

Stanchion Zine Literary Reading

The Potter's House 

December 10 at 2:30pm 

Yoga and Journaling 

DC Bouldering Project 

December 31 at 12:00pm 

Yoga:  

DC Bouldering Project:

October 1 at 10:00am 

October 1 at 6:00pm (Restore) 

October 9 at 4:30pm 

October 15 at 10:00am 

October 16 at 4:30pm 

October 19 at 6:00pm (Hot Power) 

October 22 at 10:00am 

October 23 at 4:30pm

October 23 at 6:00pm (Hot Power) 

October 26 at 6:00pm (Hot Power) 

October 29 at 10:00am

October 29 at 2:00pm 

October 30 at 4:30pm 

November 2 at 4:30pm

November 2 at 6:00pm (Hot Power) 

November 5 at 10:00am 

November 6 at 4:30pm 

November 13 at 4:30pm 

November 26 at 10:00am 

November 27 at 4:30pm (Hot Power)

November 29 at 7:30pm (Hot Power)

December 3 at 10:00am

December 4 at 4:30pm (Hot Power)

December 10 at 10:00am

December 11 at 4:30pm (Hot Power)

December 13 at 7:30pm (Hot Power)

December 17 at 10:00am

December 18 at 4:30pm (Hot Power)

December 31 at 10:00am

Past Tense:

October 2 at 7:00am (Vinyasa Flow) 

October 14 at 4:00pm (Flow Jams: Total Eclipse of the Heart) 

October 28 at 11:00am (Gentle Flow and Meditation) 

October 28 at 4:00pm (Flow Jams: Witchy Women) 

November 4 at 11:00am (Gentle Flow and Meditation) 

November 4 at 4:00pm (Flow Jams: Lake Street Mood)

November 10 at 5:30pm (Happy Hour Flow) 

November 17 at 12:00pm (Vinyasa Flow) 

November 18 at 10:30am (Beginner Flow) 

December 1 at 5:30pm (Happy Hour Flow) 

December 2 at 11:00am (Gentle Flow and Meditation) 

December 16 at 4:00pm (Flow Jams: 1989)

*Stay tuned for more information on upcoming writing workshops, poetry hikes, yoga and journaling sessions, the 2024 Literary Pub Crawl, and more! 

Previous Workshops & Events (January-September 2023)

Life in Movement, Words, and Color

Arts for the Aging (IONA Senior Services)

March 17 at 10:30am 

March 24 at 10:30am 

April 14 at 10:30am 

April 21 at 10:30am 

August 4 at 1:30pm

August 25 at 1:30pm 
Note: these workshops are closed to the public.

Poetry Hikes

Rock Creek Park 

April 15 at 10:00am (Rumi

May 14 at 2:00pm (Poems of Nature and Joy)

June 17 at 10:00am (Mary Oliver)

Hestia Strikes a Match (Author Event)

Old Town Books

April 22 at 7:00pm 

Guest Lecture: Creativity in Motion

George Washington University 

April 26 at 10:30am

Note: this session is closed to the public.

Words on the Page: A Generative Writing Workshop

The Potter's House 

June 17 at 2:00pm

Vinyasa Flow at Past Tense

February 4 at 4:00pm

April 29 at 4:00pm 

May 7 at 9:00am

May 11 at 7:00am 

May 18 at 7:00am

May 25 at 7:00am

June 22 at 7:00am

July 6 at 7:00am

July 15 at 4:00pm (Flow Jams: Bubblegum Pop) 

July 22 at 11:00am (Gentle Flow at Mt. Pleasant Library)

August 5 at 4:00pm (Community Class) 

August 19 at 11:00am (Gentle Flow at Mt. Pleasant Library)

August 25 at 7:00am 

August 28 at 7:00am 

September 12 at 6:00pm (Slow Flow and Meditation) 

September 16 at 11:00am (Gentle Flow at Mt. Pleasant Library)

September 16 at 4:00pm (Flow Jams: Vive la France) 

September 18 at 7:00am 

September 29 at 7:00am 

Yoga Flow at DC Bouldering Project

March 28 at 6:30pm (Mobility)

April 30 at 10:00am

May 14 at 10:00am

June 9 at 6:00pm (Restore)

June 11 at 10:00am

June 11 at 6:00pm (Restore)

June 18 at 10:00am

July 9 at 10:00am 

July 16 at 10:00am

July 19 at 6:00pm  

July 23 at 10:00am 

July 30 at 10:00am 

August 6 at 10:00am 

August 13 at 10:00am 

August 15 at 6:00pm (Hot Power)

August 15 at 7:30pm 

August 20 at 10:00am 

August 21 at 6:00pm (Hot Power) 

August 27 at 10:00am

September 17 at 10:00am 

September 28 at 6:00pm 

Lunchtime Flow 

DC Central Kitchen 

August 11 at 12:00pm

September 15 at 12:00pm 

October 18 at 12:00pm 

*Please note, these classes are closed to the public. 

All listed programs will be held in person unless otherwise noted. Stay tuned for updates on readings, events, workshops, and yoga classes September 2023 forward. Looking for a teaching artist or assistance with your next creativity, wellness, or literary event? Learn more about previous workshops and events and creative consultation or be in touch

Previous Workshops and Events (2021—2022): 

2022—

Writing & Events: 

(Re)Kindling: A Three Part Creative Series

MoonLit and Former Housewife

Spark: A Creative Toolkit (Released December 1, 2021)

Flame: A Creative Camp (March 8-31, 2022)

Ember: A Creative Retreat (October 8-10, 2022)

Words on the Page: A Generative Writing Workshop

The Writer's Center

January 19 - March 2, 2022 at 7:00pm EST

Grounding in Gratitude

The Writer's Center

February 26, 2022 at 10:00am EST

Writing that Blooms

The Writer's Center

March 5, 2022 at 10:00am EST

Creative Journaling

DC Central Kitchen

March 25, 2022 at 12:00pm EST

Note: this workshop is closed to the public.

Grief is Pink Chapbook Release and Reading

Lines + Stars

May 11, 2022 at 7:00pm

Cobra Milk: Issue Release and Reading

Cobra Milk 

August 9, 2022 at 8:00pm 

(Virtual) 

Creative Journaling

DC Central Kitchen

September 9 at 10:00am

Note: this workshop is closed to the public.

Words on the Page: The Shape of Memory 

Old Town Books 

September 12 at 6:30pm 

(In Person) 

Mason Jar Press Reading 

Potters House DC

September 18 at 4:00pm 

(In Person) 

Creative Journaling

DC Central Kitchen

October 13 at 12:00pm

Note: this workshop is closed to the public.

Workshop Reading with Sara Lippmann

October 14 at 7:00pm 

(Virtual) 

Words on the Page: The Face Behind the Mask

Old Town Books 

October 17 at 6:30pm 

(In Person) 

DC Lit Crawl 

Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood 

October 23 at 3:00pm 

(In Person) 

Words on the Page: Grounding in Gratitude

Old Town Books 

November 14 at 6:30pm 

(In Person) 

Words on the Page: Writing that Pops

Old Town Books 

December 12 at 6:30pm 

(In Person) 

Movement Sessions: 

Free Community Yoga Class 

Past Tense 

August 26 at 5:30pm 

(In Person)

Creativity in Motion: Yoga and Journaling 

DC Writers Salon 

September 18 at 9:00am 

(In Person)

 

Ember: A Creative Retreat Morning Yoga Session

MoonLit 

October 9 at 9:00am 

(Virtual)

Creativity in Motion: Yoga and Journaling 

DC Writers Salon 

October 16 at 9:00am 

(In Person)

Free Community Yoga Class 

Past Tense 

October 30 at 4:00pm 

(In Person)

Creativity in Motion: Yoga and Journaling 

DC Writers Salon 

November 13 at 9:00am 

(In Person)

Free Community Yoga Class 

Past Tense 

December 17 at 4:00pm 

(In Person)

2021—

Words on the Page: A Generative Writing Workshop

The Writer's Center

January 12, 2021 - February 2, 2021 at 7:00pm EST

Old Town Books Workshop Series

Old Town Books

New Year, New Writing Practice (January 31, 2021)

Small, Joyful Details (April 24, 2021)

The Shape of Memory (May 22, 2021)

Writing the Self Portrait (June 26, 2021)

Writing as Resistance

Barrelhouse

February 6, 2021 at 10:30am EST

Get Lit Workshop Series

Bar Method DC

Creative Rituals (February 9, 2021)

Equinox (March 9, 2021)

Mary Oliver (April 5, 2021)

Small Packages (May 4, 2021)

Lace & Pyrite (June 8, 2021)

Writing that POPS (August 4, 2021)

Writing Home (October 25, 2021)

Grounding in Gratitude

The Writer's Center 

February 13, 2021 at 10:00am EST

Word West Virtual Reading

Word West

March 20, 2021 at 8:00pm EST

The Creative Scavenger

MoonLit

March 20-21, 2021 

Self Care Fridays: Creative Journaling

DC Central Kitchen

April 30, 2021 at 12:00pm EST

Note: this workshop is closed to the public.

Writing that Blooms and Binds

The Writer's Center

May 15, 2021 at 10:00am EST

Voices from the Frontline: Community Writing Workshop

Many Languages One Voice

May 20, 2021 at 6:00pm EST

Literary Citizenship Panel: How Giving Back Benefits You

1455 Literary Festival

July 17, 2021 at 9:00am EST

Summer of Storytelling: Community Writing Workshop

Many Languages One Voice

August 19, 2021 at 6:00pm EST

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