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KANSAS CITY, MO, JANUARY 26, 2024: A new opportunity for writers will be coming to Kansas City with the debut of the Timbre Arts Writing Incubator, starting Wednesday, February 14, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Charlotte Street (3333 Wyoming St).

The Timbre Arts Writing Incubator is a series of four workshops cultivating critical arts writing in the Midwest through exhibition reviews, arts criticism, and other narrative formats. Participants have the opportunity to connect with a faculty of local and regional editors, writers, and curators to generate new perspectives on Kansas City’s contemporary arts scene.

The first workshop, Research, Archival Manipulation, and Art, will be hosted at Charlotte Street on February 14, from 6:00-8:00 PM. In this Socratic seminar, participants will sharpen their skills in presenting, discussing, and developing arguments around critical gender studies by referencing self-selected research and archival materials. On April 10, from 6:00-8:00 PM, New Orleans-based writer, artist, and curator Kristina Kay Robinson will introduce the elements of arts criticism, from viewing exhibitions to examining the institutions that produce them (registration opens in March – more info here). For the third workshop, Allegory and Narrative Arts Writing, happening on June 12, from 6:00-8:00 PM, participants will experiment with different forms of arts writing to expand their writing practice. The last workshop of the series, Exhibition Review, happening August 14, from 6:00-8:00 PM, will teach the basic components of a review from writing to editing to publication.

Organized by Charlotte Street Curatorial Fellow Yashi Davalos, the Timbre Arts Writing Incubator is the preface to a larger publication Davalos will produce during her two-year fellowship in Kansas City.

To schedule an interview or for other press inquiries, contact Hope-Lian Vinson, Charlotte Street Marketing + Communications Manager, at [email protected].


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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