Purchase Tickets: $20 / limited seats available
The Plaza Writing Series offers beginning and experienced writers a chance to develop craft as a community and build a creative culture rooted in the history of the Plaza. Each session will focus on one writing technique, exploring how it works and with time for practice. Writers should come ready to work and try various approaches to craft and writing.
Time: Thursday, October 18th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Price: $20 per session / $15 with author discount*
*author discount comes with subscription to author’s newsletter
Trevor Kaiser Allred is a writer, arts advocate, and community builder. He has collaborated with many artists working as the Community Manager at 1888 and as a poet at The dA Center for the Arts. While earning his Master’s in creative writing and critical theory at Cal State Fullerton, he mentored numerous students and campaigned for foreign language learning. His creative work has been published in widely including The Indianapolis Review, Boned Stories, and Lines + Stripes. You can read about his work and latest projects at TrevKAllred.com or keep in touch on Twitter or Instagram.
About the Plaza: In the early 1880s, Old Towne Orange was like many other Southern California townes surrounded by agricultural areas. A group of civic-minded women decided in 1883 that the downtown land, donated by the city founders, should be further developed. A project to beautify the towne’s Plaza was soon underway.
Led by Mrs. Samuel Armor, wife of a city councilman and former county supervisor, the women of Orange went to work and raised $200 through community events to finance the project. One fundraiser that helped to purchase the city fountain was The Plaza: A Local Drama in Five Acts, which was produced in collaboration with neighbors who helped write and perform the play. The center of the towne site became known as the Plaza; a symbol of the community and a catalyst for storytelling.