Communal Pen Writing Workshops

Special Event: Writing in Season

We live our lives in seasons.

Each comes and goes, marked by changes in the weather and the natural world, and holidays throughout the year. Maybe you have a favorite season … or love them all. In this workshop, we’ll tap our memories, stories, and senses to explore the seasons as we live them.

Join the SCAC and facilitator EboniRamm for Communal Pen: Writing in Season!

  • This is the same workshop being offered twice! Choose which date is most convenient for you:
    • OPTION ONE: Saturday, June 24 | Noon-2 p.m. 
    • OPTION TWO: Monday, June 26 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Click on the link below to register.
    • No previous experience is necessary, and the workshops are free and open to the public.
    • Space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis online, or contact Folklife and Traditional Arts Director Laura Marcus Green, Ph.D. (803.734.8764 |
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About Communal Pen

Communal Pen Writing Workshops are a partnership between South Carolina Humanities and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

Participants celebrate and explore their connections to place and community, igniting stories that give voice to personal experience and history. Often, it is in our written words that memory and insight live.

Who we are

Deeply rooted in South Carolina, workshop creator and facilitator EboniRamm fell in love with the arts at a very young age and was encouraged throughout her youth to express herself. Today, an accomplished poet and jazz singer, she invites audiences of all ages to share her passion for combining these art forms, highlighting her belief in the powerful influence of jazz on the American literary experience and aesthetic. She has taught her unique Jazz Poetry Salon at residencies with the Richland County Public Library, Arts Access South Carolina, Youth Corps, Fairfield Middle School, McKissick Museum, and ColaJazz’s partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, among others. Other selected accomplishments include her publication, Within His Star: The Story of Levi Pearson, celebrating Eboni’s ancestor who added strength to the unprecedented Brown vs. The Board of Education case, and the release of her poetry CD, Passion, and her jazz CD, The Look of Love. Learn more about Eboni at

Workshop coordinator Laura Marcus Green is folklife & traditional arts director at the S.C. Arts Commission, where she manages grant programs, conducts fieldwork, and co-develops projects including the Folklife Field School, Communal Pen Writing Workshops, and a pilot creative aging series with community partners. She holds a Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana University and an M.A. in folklore/anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. Selected prior positions include folklife & traditional arts program director at McKissick Museum, community engagement coordinator for the Museum of International Folk Art’s Gallery of Conscience, and work as a folklife fieldworker and researcher, writer, curator and consultant for various arts and culture agencies nationwide. Having attended, coordinated, and facilitated diverse workshops, she is a devoted believer in the power of community writing.

I’m here to help!

For questions or assistance, please contact Folklife and Traditional Arts Director Laura Marcus Green, Ph.D. (803.734.8764 |