Classes & Workshops
"Talleres de escritura creativa en español"
1000 Fourth Ave. Piso 4, Sala 1
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Los talleres tratan los siguientes temas:
1. Construye escenas - Parte 1
2. Construye escenas - Parte 2
En estos talleres, aprenderemos un proceso detallado y fácil para elaborar escenas en nuestra escritura creativa: ficción y no-ficción. (Gratuito y la inscripción abierta.)
"Next-Level Creative Nonfiction: Elevating Essays, Memoir, Travel Writing & Literary Journalism"
online at Writers.com
session currently in progess;
next session begins September 2017
Each week, we’ll explore one essential element of creative nonfiction:
- crafting good questions,
- research strategies,
- the narrative arc,
- the first-person narrator,
- strong character development,
- true-to-life scenes,
- self-editing techniques, and
- that elusive thing called “style.”
Eight weeks begin with a new "key" to nonfiction prose; two weeks are devoted to developing a first draft of your work on nonfiction and then revising it.
We’ll dissect great examples from masters of the genre – including James Baldwin, Jo Ann Beard, Annie Dillard, Joan Didion, Zora Neale Hurston, George Orwell, Luis Alberto Urrea, Alice Walker, and David Foster Wallace, looking at the gorgeous rooms they unlock with these eight keys to fabulous nonfiction. And then you will each roll up your sleeves and get to writing, putting new skills to work in your nonfiction prose. All literary nonfiction genres, from memoir to literary journalism to lyric essay, are welcome. This online course will include short weekly assignments, with feedback from your peers and from the instructor, and culminate with each writer drafting and revising a 3,000-word nonfiction work. Register at the writers.com website.
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I can tailor a class for a particular organization or writers' group, in English or Spanish.
See examples of other classes I have taught recently.
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Photo above: Salvador García
looks at the forest canopy, Petén, Guatemala, 2002.
Photo below: Juana García's sons play in the river, Chimalapas,