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“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…Find out more »
“Is my story meant to be told in this point of view?” In this class we will read stories in 1st , 2nd and 3rd person. After discussion and analysis of these perspectives participants will write the same story in three different perspectives. The class will end with a talk on the function of each perspective, their possibilities and limitations. Final Work Product: Three incomplete drafts each in different point of views. If you have not completed this form before,…Find out more »
This Workshop will have students reading and writing microfiction. We will look at micro short-stories from Sudden Fiction anthologies, Noon Literary Journal, and others. We will read the work of Sandra Cisneros, Etgar Keret & Francis Mateo. We will look at the elements that make up a micro fiction and why they resonate. We will look at publications that specialize in microfiction. Final Work Product: The end will result in a rough draft(s) aimed at a journal that specializes in…Find out more »
Fiction, non-fiction, poetry and experimental ways of storytelling all have one thing in common for latinx writers: though it may be a passion of the heart, many of us lack the resources, means or knowledge on how to lay, then navigate, a path toward a successful writing career. And though our family and friends are often impressed by our devotion (wepa, dique escritor/a!), many are puzzled by our insistence that being a writer is a real job. Our bank accounts…Find out more »
In writing about our lives, we find ourselves looking back at who we were as if we were telling the story of someone else. Through small group discussions, in-class writing prompts and co-participant feedback, this workshop attempts to have participants use their own personal experiences as inspiration. How can speaking about these events help us better understand them and ourselves? How can creating prose poems about our past help others heal? We will briefly (barely) go over the rules of…Find out more »