Tuesday, October 26 from 6:30-8:30PM
Saturday, October 30 from 12:00-2:00PM


Zoom- Stay tuned for Zoom link after registering  


Abigail Rawl 
South Carolina Arts Commission 

Communal Pen: Postcards

Virtual Writing Workshop

In the Communal Pen: Postcards workshop, we will write to celebrate and explore our connections to place, community, and travel! Often, it is in our written words that memory lives. The writing process can itself help us to awaken and preserve thoughts and traditions, offering insight, understanding and respect for present and future generations.

This is a one-part workshop and will be hosted on Zoom. This is the same workshop offered at two different times. To register, click the "register now" button below, and select the workshop date of your choosing.

Workshop Date Options:

Tuesday, October 26, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Saturday, October 30, 12:00-2:00 PM

The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited.
No previous experience necessary!


Who We Are

Eboni Ramm

Workshop Facilitator

Deeply rooted in South Carolina, Communal Pen Writing 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 www.Eboniramm.com.

Laura Marcus Green

Workshop Coordinator

Communal Pen coordinator Laura Marcus Green is Program Specialist for Community Arts & Folklife at the South Carolina Arts Commission, where she provides statewide outreach and project coordination through the Art of Community: Rural SC initiative and other projects, while managing folklife grant programs. 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.

Communal Pen is developed through the SC Arts Commission’s place-based initiative, The Art of Community: Rural SC initiative, which uses arts and culture to address community challenges and celebrate local assets. The writing workshop is coordinated through the SC Arts Commission’s Community Arts Development and Folklife & Traditional Arts programs.