|Writing Workshop. Writers of all levels, 25 yrs & older encouraged to apply. LImited Enrollment.|
A Three-Day Summer Writing Workshop
Location: Oakland, CA. August 3rd thru 5th.
Cost includes Saturday and Sunday morning pan, café, té, & juices; plus, Box lunch.
Schedule: Friday - 7pm to 10 pm.
Saturday - 10am to 4pm + "Palabra de Fuego" @ 7pm.
Sunday - 10am to 5pm.
Students are also invited to sign up for one short private writing interview with la maestra (teacher) to discuss your writing practice.
About the workshop:
“I am ‘staying home’ this summer and in that staying, invite writers (over twenty-five-years old) – all genres & all levels – to engage in what I have come to understand as the fundamentals to a productive writing practice. They are: 1) a “beginner’s mind” (as founded in Zen Buddhism); and, 2) an indigenous approach to “authenticity” in our work and in our words; that is, through w(riting), we return to our home-knowledges, languages, and geographies to uncover what is profoundly original in us as artists, writers and thinkers.” – Cherríe Moraga
Application: Please provide a personal statement (250-500 words) that responds to the questions noted below. Write using your natural (writing/speaking) voice. This is not a “work sample,” but a way to express a small moment of the “writing-you” in advance of the workshop. (Questions followed by * are required.)