Category Archives: Workshop

November 10 – Annecy Báez: Fiction and Therapeutic Impact of Writing for Healing

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Juggling professional life and the wish to be creative is a challenge; find out how one author and mental health professional struck a balance between the two in this reading and workshop by Annecy Báez.

Annecy Baez will read from her book My Daughter’s Eyes and Other Stories, winner of the Mármol Prize—a collection of fourteen interrelated stories about young Dominican women living in the Bronx as they deal with the choices they make in their everyday life. These stories span three decades, beginning in the 1970s, and their topics range from mother-daughter struggles, father-daughter betrayal, family, and child abuse, to emerging sexuality, love, loss, and healing.

After the reading, Annecy will present a short workshop on how she, as a psychotherapist, came to write it and what she learned in the process—with the hope that it inspires emerging writers to do the same.

Annecy Báez: Fiction and Therapeutic Impact of Writing for Healing
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032
Can’t make it to the event? Order the book here.

November 2 – inQluded Workshop: Finding Your Voice

***THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL, but please see more information about inQluded here:***

inQluded is a digital magazine and platform for QTIBIPoC youth. Beyond the digital space, inQluded offers free writing workshops and hosts author panels.

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22 de agosto – LMCC Clínica de Subvención / Grant Clinic

LMCC Clínica de Subvención
Acompañen al personal de LMCC de 3:30 a 4:30pm para una clínica de subvenciones. El personal de LMCC repasará las secciones principales del formato de solicitud y pistas para llenar los componentes narrativos de sus propuestas. Esta sesión es ideal para los solicitantes interesados en recibir información en español y nuevos a los programas de subvenciones de LMCC y al proceso de solicitud.

LMCC Grant Clinic
Join LMCC staff from 3:30-4:30pm for a Grant Clinic. LMCC staff will go over the main sections of the application form and tips on filling out the narrative section of your proposal. This session is ideal for applicants interested in receiving information in Spanish and newer to LMCC grant programs and application process.

LMCC Clínica de Subvención / Grant Clinic
Jueves 22 de agosto / Thursday, August 22, 2019
Librería Comunitaria Word Up
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ calle 165
New York NY 10032

August 24 – Write with JP Infante: The Prose Poem

In writing about our lives, we find ourselves looking back at who we were as if we were telling the story of someone else. Through small discussions, in-class writing prompts, and co-participant feedback, this workshop attempts to have writers use personal experiences as inspiration.

How can speaking about major events/moments in our lives help us better understand ourselves? How can creating prose poems about our past help others heal? We will go over the rules of poetry, prose and memoir and shatter them completely in order to get at the truth about who we are now and who we were then.

The Dominican Writers Association workshop will be facilitated by JP Infante; follow him on Instagram at @jpinfante.

Write with JP Infante: The Prose Poem
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032

July 27 – Write with JP: A Guide to Writing Micro-Fiction

This class will have students reading and writing micro-fiction. We review micro short stories from fiction anthologies, and read excerpts from Sandra Cisneros, Etgar Keret, and Francis Mateo. We will discuss the elements that make up micro-fiction and discuss why they resonate.

Suggested donation: $10

At the workshop, you will have the opportunity to schedule a revision consultation with JP for a time outside this event.

John Paul “JP” Infante is a Dominican-American teacher and writer who hosts cultural events in New York City. He’s taught creative writing at Lehman College of CUNY and holds an MFA in fiction from the New School for General Studies. His fiction, nonfiction and poetry can be found in Kweli Journal, The Poetry Project, Uptown Collective, Dominican Writers, Hip-Not Magazine and Manhattan Times. His writing has won many awards, including the prestigious PEN Faulkner Emergent Writer Award. JP lives in New York City, believes in horoscopes and spends too much time on Instagram. Follow him @infanteJP.

Write with JP: A Guide to Writing Micro-Fiction
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th Street
New York NY 10032