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Querencia: Writing About Home

Saturday, November 9th, from 10:30pm-1:30pm
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max
Only 2 spots left!

In Spanish, the word querencia captures the fact that "home" can be many things, from a physical place to more of a feeling; there's a longing there, and what better way to explore that variety and yearning than in our craft? Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, a strong setting in general can make a good piece of writing great. What or where do you call home? What about your characters? What happens when we're far away from home, or it changes over time? In this workshop, we'll look at ways to use the essence of querencia in your work. Together, we'll brainstorm definitions of home in a group discussion, then we'll break off to do some writing of our own.

Scholarship Information

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Zyanya Avila Louis
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  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Workshop
  • Lecture
  • In-Class Reading
  • Class Discussion


  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction
  • Young Adult & Children's Literature
  • Screenwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry

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