2021 Virtual Summit Tapestry of Evolution:
WRITING OURSELVES INTO HERSTORY
Join us for a series of writing workshops FEATURING NATIONALLY Renowned Authors, Playwrights, Poets
30 Seats available per workshop at a price of $30 USD each + fees
Due to unforeseen circumstances the workshop DANDO LA BIENVENIDA has been rescheduled to November 7th from 1pm to 3:30pm MST
Plus: What You Need to Know About Publishing Your Book with Maria Maloney Mouthfeel Press - Saturday November 13th 10-11:30am
NO COST for this workshop, when you enroll in At Least One other
*All workshops are scheduled in Mountain Standard Time.
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YOU ARE THE STORY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2ND 1-4PM MST
WRITING WORKSHOP WITH AWARD WINNING WRITER JOSEFINA LOPEZ
Join Josefina Lopez, Founder of CASA 0101 Theater Art Space, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and author of Real Women Have Curves and Hungry Woman in Paris, as she teaches the basics of storytelling. Learn how to write a short play. In her workshop Josefina will teach you that no matter what story you write, you are telling your story which is usually trauma that’s at least 10 years old. By understanding how the unconscious mind works, participants will overcome writer's block making writing flow easier. Through a series of writing exercises, participants will gain the inspiration and insight to get started on a short play or screenplay. Josefina will share the secrets to writing great and unforgettable characters and stories that can be made into plays, screenplays, children’s books and novels. Josefina will also share information and resources on how to become a professional writer.
For more info on Josefina see: https://www.garrymarshalltheatre.org/josefina-lopez
SEVEN STEPS TO WRITING YOUR MEMOIR
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH 10AM-12:30PM MST
WRITING WORKSHOP WITH WRITER, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR NANCY DE LOS SANTOS
In this interactive workshop, Nancy De Los Santos, writer 8 Ways to Say I Love My Life, and story editor for A Father’s Dream: My Family’s Journey in Music, by Abraham Quintanilla (Selena Quintanilla’s father/manager) will offer a road map on how to get your life story, your family’s story, or a relative’s story into a structured narrative for print. Bring your life story, a pencil, a notebook, and let’s get your story on the page.
For more info on Nancy see: https://www.mexicanamericancef.org/nancy-de-los-santos/
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30TH 10AM-12:30PM MST
WRITING WORKSHOP WITH WRITER/MUSICIAN/PHOTOGRAPHER NANCY GREEN
A two-hour creative writing online workshop that offers music and visual images as prompts. During this workshop we go deep within on a creative journey. Ancestral voices guide our thoughts to decipher their valuable advice. We write to the rhythm of our hearts and share the sacred nature of wisdom. Durante este taller de escritura entramos en lo más profundo de nuestro ser. En esta jornada de creatividad, voces ancestrales guían nuestros pensamientos a descifrar sus valiosos consejos. Escribimos al ritmo de nuestros corazones y compartimos lo sagrado de la sabiduría. Writer/Musician/Photographer Nancy Lorenza Green, M.Ed. is an Afro-Chicana bilingual teaching and performing artist from El Paso, Texas and Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua. She is the founder of the Tornillo Collective, women artists using theater, poetry and spoken word to denounce racist immigration policies along the Border.
For more info on Nancy Green see: https://nancygreen9.wixsite.com/nancylorenzagreen
DANDO LA BIENVENIDA
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH 1PM-3:30PM MST
WRITING WORKSHOP WITH FRONTERIZA WRITER, BOOKSELLER AND ACTIVIST DENISE CHAVEZ
On Día de Muertos we remember and give praise to those who have gone before and have taken their places with Los Ancestros. In this workshop, we will select one Ancestor and write a sense-based story. Participants are asked to select a representative photo of their Ancestor, male or female, and send it to me at email@example.com. We will do a visual tribute at some point during the workshop. Think of the 5 senses in your images: Smell. Touch. Taste. Sight. Smell. For example, I remember the smell of green chile and how it was to bag two costales of chile at my sister. Faride's home. She was dying of liver cancer and was struggling to get things in the bags. This sacred memory celebrates one of the last times we worked together. Each participant will share a Sense inspired photo of their Ancestor. We will use this photo as inspiration and blessing. I will share prompts and exercises that will allow writers to move into their stories. Writing can be in English/Spanish/Bilingual, whatever language emerges in memory. Denise Chávez is Founder of Libros Para El Viaje, a Refugee, Migrant and Asylum-seeker book donation initiative, she owns Casa Camino Real Bookstore in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She is the author of The King and Queen of Comezón and Loving Pedro Infante, among other works. She credits her husband photographer Daniel Zolinsky For more information about the workshop, contact Denise Chávez, 575-649-9173. firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info on Denise see: https://www.pw.org/directory/writers/denise_chavez
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH 10AM-11:30AM MST
PUBLISHING WORKSHOP WITH PUBLISHER MARIA MIRANDA MALONEY, MOUTHFEEL
For a writer who aspires to be a published author, knowing how to publish a book is essential. This workshop will guide you through the book publishing process and give you resources to help you translate your idea from computer to print. M. Miranda Maloney is a writer, publisher, and editor. She is the founder of Mouthfeel Press, one of the first bilingual presses in the U.S.-Mexico border to publish emerging and established poets from the U.S. and South America, writing in Spanish and English. She established Mouthfeel Press in 2009. She is also the Outreach Educational Coordinator for the Smithsonian Latino Center Digital Collections and poetry editor for BorderSenses and editor at Arte Público Press. She curates the program Writing Ourselves Into Herstory for the Wise Latina International organization. Her book, The Lost Letters of Mileva (Pandora Lobo Press, Chicago, IL), was translated to Spanish and published by Yaugurú editorial in Uruguay in 2019. Cracked Spaces (Pandora Lobo Press) is her most recent collection. Miranda Maloney received her MFA in Bilingual Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso and has been a literary activist for over 20 years. She is currently working on her third collection The Moon in Her Eyes.
For more info see: www.mirandamaloney.com and www.mouthfeelbooks.com