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Kansas City, MO, June 2, 2023: We are excited to share the list of participants for the first-ever Art Writing Intensive, which will take place from June 19 to June 24, 2023, at Charlotte Street. Focused on critical art writing in the Midwest, Charlotte Street aims to strengthen ties between Kansas City writers and national publishing platforms through this program. The Art Writing Intensive will enable writers to refine their writing practice through an intense week of seminars with guest lecturers, site visits to Kansas City art spaces, and peer editing. Seminars will be led by a renowned faculty of editors, freelance writers, and curators.


David Alpert, Vanessa Aricco, rae atakpa, mollie caffey, Rain Embuscado, Xiao Faria daCunha, Katy Henriksen, Unique Hughley, Andrew Michael Johnson, Ashley Lindeman, Sally Paul, and Paddy Qiu


Hakim Bishara (Senior Editor, Hyperallergic)

Maria del Carmen Carrion (Independent Curator and Project Manager, Cisneros Institute at MoMA)

Tempestt Hazel (Curator, writer, and co-founder, Sixty Inches From Center)
Paddy Johnson
(Editor of Impractical Spaces and Founding Editor, Art F City)

Duncan MacKenzie (Artist and Founder, Bad at Sports podcast)

Blair Schulman (Founder, Midwest Agenda)

Alice Thorson (Editor, KC Studio Magazine)


The Art Writing Intensive will conclude with a free public symposium in Charlotte Street’s Stern Theater on Saturday, June 24, 2023 during which the selected writers will present their writing practice.

June 24, 2023

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Charlotte Street’s Stern Theater

3333 Wyoming, KCMO 64111

RSVP here –


Charlotte Street centers Kansas City’s most forward-thinking visual artists, writers, and performers—acting as the primary incubator, provocateur, and connector for the region’s contemporary arts community, and its leading advocate on the national stage. Since 1997, Charlotte Street has distributed over $2 million in awards and grants to artists and their innovative projects, and connected individual artists to each other and to the greater Kansas City community. For more information about Charlotte Street, its awards, programs, and initiatives, visit


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