Many writing workshops are overpriced and do not serve our Mexican American/Chicano community. Our storytellers, poets, and thinkers are not nurtured or given as many opportunities and so our voice as a people becomes drowned out or dictated by others. Palabras del Pueblo Writing Workshop is intended be financially accessible for raza to learn to better express themselves so our existence and values can be heard with clarity with no doubts to what they are and what we are. We intend the workshop to be a place to acquire tools, inspiration, and contacts for Chicana/o/x writers.
The classes are ONLINE and take place over two weekends to accommodate work and family schedules. Class times are 9am to 1pm PST May 20, 21 and May 27-28, 2023. There will be a mid-week panel and/or writing exercise each week.
The workshop is free to apply. The minimum cost of the workshop is $100, payable after acceptance before the class begins. If you can't afford $100, please contact us for options at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MAY 1ST
See https://www.mexicanos2070.com/workshop for more information.
Classes to Choose from:
Poetry The Personal is Political With Matt Sedillo
Writing Like A Chicana:
The Whole Enchilada with Lorna Dee Cervantes
Fiction The Lore of a Life Story/Wandering Worlds With RIOS DE LA LUZ
Papí Sci-fi's Ancient Chicano Wisdom With Ernest Hogan
Screenwriting Speculative Fiction from Nepantla with Juan Beruman
Social justice writing
Rise! The Importance of Raza Stories with Vanessa Bustamante, aka la Doctor Chola
Photojournalism Basic Photojournalism Workshop
with – Dave Weinstock, Ph.D