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June 2019

Write with Infante: Time to Write

June 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Free – $25

“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…

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Write with Infante: The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Person

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032
FREE

“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,…

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July 2019

“Por La Madre Que Me Pario”

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cafe Bunni, 4961 Broadway
New York, New York 10034 United States
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$12

“Por la madre que me parió” tres jóvenes poetas dominicanas declarando con poesía todo por lo que alguna vez juraron con el mayor de los juramentos existentes en la cultura latina, el jurar por la madre. Este será un encuentro de poesía honesta en donde contaremos, como parte del repertorio, con la declamación de poemas de los libros “Ritual papaya”, de Yaissa Jiménez, “Para cenar habrá nostalgia, de Fior Plasencia and "Distintos tipos de muerte" by Camila Rivera, as part…

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Corito Sano Backyard BBQ Bash

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
La Casita, 570 West 159th Street
New York, New York 10032 United States
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$12

La Sala Talks & Dominican Writers presents the first Backyard BBQ Bash of the summer!  Join us for a social event with fun, food & friends. music, vendors and so much more. Reserve your entrance now. ___ Follow  @lasalatalks

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A Guide to writing Micro-Fiction

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Free

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…

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August 2019

So you want to be a Writer?

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Free

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…

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Write with Infante: The Prose Poem

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Free – $25

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…

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