Write with JP Infante: Time to Write
May 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
“How Do I Make Time to Write?”
Through guided creative writing prompts participants will write new pieces that focus on their plans and intentions as a writer.
A writing routine is central to being productive as a writer. However, everyday life and technological distractions make it difficult to make time for writing.
Setting routines and goals as a writer can save you time. When we become intentional and prioritize writing we produce more work, submit to more magazines and journals and complete more manuscripts.
In this workshop Infante will lead you through guided freewrites and discussion that will end with the beginning of a new long-term project.
Final Work Product: A rough draft of a long-term writing project informed by the freewrite.
*Option to Schedule a Revision Consultation
Suggested donation $10
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Facilitator: John Paul “JP” Infante is a Dominican-American teacher and writer who hosts cultural events in New York City. He’s taught creative writing at Lehman College of CUNY and holds an MFA in fiction from the New School for General Studies. Infante has curated immersive art experiences like the “Drink and Vibe w/ Infante,” which blended music, an art exhibition, artists talk, and writers. He’s led writing workshops organized by Dominican Writers like “The Prose Poem as Memoire” and “The’We’ Workshop: Writing in the first person plural.”
Infante hosted the book launch for Francis Mateo’s El Alto in the summer of 2018. Through “JP Infante in Conversation Series,” he’s hosted talks with the following poets and writers: Nelly Rosario, Gabriel Ramirez, Julian Randall, Marwa Helal and Melania Luisa Marte. In the 2018 Dominican Book Fair he led a discussion between poet Fior E. Plasencia and writer Francis Mateo.
His fiction, nonfiction and poetry can be found in Kweli Journal, The Poetry Project, Uptown Collective, Dominican Writers, Hip-Not Magazine and Manhattan Times. His writing has received the following accolades: The Bernard L. Einbond Memorial Prize and The Aaron Hochberg Family Award for fiction; Winner of DTM magazine’s “Latino Identity in the U.S.” essay contest; NY State Summer Writers Institute scholarship recipient; and 2013
Northern Manhattan Artists Alliance grantee for writing. His short story “Without a Big One” won the PEN Faulkner Emergent Writer Award and is a nominee for the O Henry Award and candidate for The Best American Short Stories 2019.
He lives in New York City, believes in horoscopes and spends too much time on Instagram.
Follow him @infanteJP.
FYI: He’s a Libra.