Workshops

Member of the North Carolina Arts Council's Touring Artists Directory.


A writers workshop at John C. Campbell Folk School.
Valerie Nieman conducts workshops in fiction and poetry for adults and young adults.

Her fiction workshops at John C. Campbell Folk School, the North Carolina Writers Network, WriterHouse and other locations include "Who’s Your Daddy: Character Building from the Cradle;" "Under Pressure;" and "The Role of Place."

Her workshops in poetry, include "Peeking Behind the Mask," a workshop on persona and secret identities presented for Community Day at the Weatherspoon Art Gallery. She also teaches narrative poetry and ekphrasis — writing in response to art. Her events have been described as "superlative," “delightful," "informative," and "rich."

A graduate of West Virginia University and Queens University of Charlotte who worked for many years as a newspaper reporter and editor, Nieman teaches creative writing at NC A&T State University. She was a founding editor of Kestrel and currently the poetry editor of Prime Number magazine.

Readings with Q&A are 45–60 minutes in length. Lectures and workshops are available from one hour to all day. Fees: $200–$600, negotiable, travel expenses additional. Multiday residencies are also offered. Skype chats are offered with classes and book clubs.

For more information or to book a date, please use the contact form on this website.

A participant in "Peeking Behind the Mask"