Some of us—we with the busy imaginations, we who have lived through what seemed insurmountable—can’t shake the feeling we should be writing things down. Let’s make stories together. For six weeks we’ll read and write creatively in a bilingual space that welcomes all writers: in English for those who prefer it, español para los que lo prefieren, and Spanglish para todos in between. We’ll read and discuss fiction, essays, and memoir with an emphasis on Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean writers. Weekly writing exercises, language games, and paired discussions will offer us richer ways to use language and storytelling. Finally, we’ll share our fiction and narrative nonfiction with each other to get feedback.
The workshop is open to students with any level of experience (including none) prepared to be part of a dynamic writing community. Students who have taken Crónicas y cuentos I and students enrolling for the first time are welcome. Snacks and coffee at every class; families welcome.
There is no class Friday, February 23rd.