Latinx Writers' Weekend 2023: Craft Seminar with Elizabeth Santiago
Our voices are uniquely ours. To outsiders, the Latinx community can seem like a monolith—a group of people who have similar histories, belief systems, languages, religions and cultures. But we know that is absolutely not accurate. The diversity of our cultures, histories and experiences are what define us.
Join us for a 3-hour craft intensive for writers and storytellers who identify as Latinx and anyone interested in supporting Latinx writers! This session will focus on capturing and preserving the diversity of voices within Latinx communities. We will begin our session in discussion, cultivating a strong workshop environment, then move into warm-up activities that provide space to tap into personal memories, remember stories from our elders, or identify shared narratives about our specific communities. We will read excerpts from Latinx writers such as Elizabeth Acevedo, Gabe Cole Novoa, Guadalupe Nettel, and others, and discuss the specifics of how each author uses voice and their particular lenses to tell stories. We will then culminate in a series of writing activities designed to help you tap into your own stories elevating your unique voice.
About Writers' Weekends
Twice this year, GrubStreet will host Writers' Weekends to celebrate and highlight the work of diverse communities within the writing world. Each Writers' Weekend will feature special events — readings, craft sessions, keynotes, parties, and more — to explore how writing intersects with identity, culture, and society. Our inaugural Latinx Writers' Weekend is taking place June 2-4, and we're thrilled to have a weekend of programming open to the whole community that amplifies and celebrates the voices of Latinx writers.
This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood.
GrubStreet's space will be mask optional when Boston's Covid-19 Community Level is low or medium. When the Covid-19 Community Level is high, our space will require masks. Please check GrubStreet's Covid-19 page for the latest info on masking and Community Levels before visiting in-person.
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- In-Class Writing
- In-Class Reading
- Class Discussion
- The Novel
- Short Fiction
- Personal Essay