Write with Infante: The WE Workshop: Writing Fiction in the First Person Plural

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Writing Fiction in the first person plural. While the first person “I” helps us experience the world through the eyes and mind of someone else and the second person “You” commands our being , the first person plural tells the story of the group, the tribe, the flock, the team, the committee, the staff, the [….]

Write with Infante: The Prose Poem

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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 [….]

Write with JP Infante: Time to Write

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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 [….]

Write with JP Infante: “Which Genre?”

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Which genre? Should you be telling your story as fiction, nonfiction or poetry? What’s the difference? Does your writing style fit one genre better than another?  In this workshop we will read and write fiction, nonfiction and poetry.We will determine how understanding the rules and expectations of genre can help us tell and sell our [….]

Book Review: El Alto

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This Mixtape is a Time Capsule: a book review of Francis Mateo’s El Alto Francis Mateo’s El Alto is a mixtape of sorts, juxtaposing poetry, vignettes, photography, short stories and dialogues in Spanish, English and Spanglish. Call it prose or freeverse, Mateo’s second book captures the ever-changing neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood in New [….]

Little Dominican Republic

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Little Dominican Republic Elected officials, community leaders and activist designated Washington Heights as “Little Dominican Republic.” They took a lot of photos.  “WaHI” Anytime I describe or explain Washington Heights and Inwood, I’m pretending I know what I’m talking about. On the surface this is what Washington Heights and Inwood looks like: Some businesses are [….]

JP Infante in Conversation with Nelly Rosario

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John Paul Infante in conversation with Dominican-American novelist Nelly Rosario. John and Nelly will discuss Brooklyn, Santo Domingo, Texas State University, Engineering at MIT, Columbia University, Songs of the Water Saints, Fuckboys, #MeToo , The Words: “Dique,” “Pariguayo,” and “Tecato,” — or they might talk something completely different — join us to find out. P.S.: They will [….]