Class Registration for 2021 is now open

Since the start of BLBW, we have worked with over 80 playwrights who have demonstrated their commitment to expand a diversity of diasporic experiences and thus, allowing audiences from a wide range of cultural backgrounds to see a reflection of themselves on and off stage. These plays have allowed artists and audiences to laugh, cry, unite and be consoled during these politically challenging times, bringing the true meaning to black lives matter.
At BLBW we are committed to develop, advocate and promote our BLBW writers and to demonstrate how necessary and important it is to have both authorship and ownership on our experiences.

Sign up and join the revolution.


Taught by Black Lives Black Words Co-Founder Reginald Edmund

September 6th, 2021- 6 PM PST / 8 PM CST to October 18th, 2021 (Seven Week Course) 

This seven week class is meant to generate screenwriting and playwriting content through hands-on workshops. This course is perfect for writers new to the craft as well as those who have varied experience. Through out the course we will look at various screenplays and play scripts at how they develop worlds, characters, and plots, and how they achieve them successfully. 

By the end of the seven week course, the students will have generated pages for their work.


Taught by Black Lives Black Words Co-Founder Reginald Edmund

May 25th, 2021- 7 PM GMT / 11 AM PST / 2 PM CST

In this workshop, we will learn and discuss the history and relevance of playwriting as activism. The role of the playwright in community activism, and examples of contemporary playwriting as a means of creating artistic revolutions. 



Taught by Dominic Taylor

Oct. 4th, 2020- 2pm PST/ 4 pm CST

August Wilson claimed that his 4 B's - Blues, Amiri Baraka, Romaine Bearden, and Jorge Luis Borges were the 4 main influences on his aesthetic. 

In this 2-hour workshop, Dominic Taylor will have you mine your cultural connnections to come up with a scaffolding to make new, provocative, and culturally connected work. 

Knowledge of For Colored Girls, The Colored Museum, and Mojo and the Sayso are helpful but not essential. Come with your imagination and desire to grow. 


Taught by Reginald Edmund

Oct. 18th, 2020- 4pm PST/ 6 pm CST

Taking a look at HBO's hit tv series Lovecraft Country, award-winning playwright Reginald Edmund, in a two-hour workshop will guide you in the fundamentals of world-building. Through a series of brainstorming sessions and writing exercises you'll learn how to set the scene, map out your world, and look at history to create exciting narratives. Writing will share pieces of what they've created and receive peer and instructor feedback.

Limited to only 5 writers.
In these special Group Mentorships you will hone in on your pages and polish your craft to really take your plays to the next level. You will have the opportunity to share your material with your classmates so that each writer will learn from their own feedback and the feedback given to their peers. You'll also be able to email the host during the week, so you are fully guided for the entire month.

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