Youngblood Arts

Youngblood Arts is a resource for writers, artists, musicians and readers of all ages and backgrounds, created to promote the literary arts as a vital part of our culture and to empower writers to amplify their voices.

Workout Wednesdays

Every Wednesday from 12 - 12:30pm EST

Flex your writing muscles with a midweek writing workout. Write your project one exercise at a time. Use writing prompts to move your story forward.

Registration Form

$30 for 30 minute session
6 months = $595 Sign Up Now
I had the pleasure of taking a week-long workshop with Shay at the helm as facilitator. It was an exhilarating week that left my brain feeling stuffed to the point of oversaturation, full in the best possible way. As an interdisciplinary artist, she offers a wealth of experience, with a perspective that encompasses so much more than just writing. She knew just the right questions to ask of my work to make me think of the story not just as words on a page, but in spatial and visual terms as well. That kind of perspective is invaluable to anyone looking to take their writing to the next level. I cannot recommend her workshop highly enough.
-Kelly Lin- Kremer, Fiction Writing Workshop, VONA 2018

Private Consultations

Free 15-minute initial consultation
$75 for 30 minutes
$125 for 1 hour Schedule Your Session

Support Shay and Youngblood Arts

Cheerleaders, Supporters, and Muses, please click the Donate button if you would like to make a donation to support me as an artist and my work with Youngblood Arts.

I’m so grateful for the many patrons I’ve had over the years in some form or another from the time I published my first short story, “Notes On a Nappy Head”, in the Black Women’s Health Project newsletter in the late 1980s, which was when I made the decision to dedicate myself to storytelling in many forms.

Your donation will go towards advancing my multitude of creative projects including making art prints, completing a memoir, collaborating on the creation of soundscapes, completing publicly praised (but underfunded) projects, and the increasing cost of medical bills.

Thank you in advance for any support you can offer. I am grateful for you and your support of my work.

Shay mentors writers privately, consults with clients on writing projects. To schedule a speaking engagement, visits to book clubs or author events contact Shay.