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Virtual Workshop

Para la Cultura: A Generative Open Genre Workshop

Where do you or your family come from? What traditions bring you together? What do you wish others knew? In this two-hour generative writing workshop with Sofía Aguilar, attendees will learn how to identify and use strategies to use writing as a vehicle for exploring culture and cultural identity.

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Para la Cultura: A Generative Open Genre Workshop
Para la Cultura: A Generative Open Genre Workshop

Time & Location

Oct 08, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Virtual Workshop

About the event

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Where do you or your family come from? What traditions bring you together? What do you wish others knew? In this two-hour generative writing workshop, attendees will learn how to identify and use strategies to use writing as a vehicle for exploring culture and cultural identity. As we all have different relationships with our cultures, if at all, this workshop is designed to encourage attendees to embrace and be proud of where they come from, their traditions, their family history, and their heritage. But we will also challenge and question preconceived notions of nationalism, pride, and erasure, as well as think deeper about our place in the world and what we want the future of our community to look like. Workshop includes pdf of the syllabus, readings, discussion, writing time, opportunities for optional sharing, and Q&A. Writers of all genres and experiences are encouraged to attend.

About the Instructor:

Sofía Aguilar is a Chicana writer and editor based on the traditional homelands of the Tongva and Chumash peoples, now known as Los Angeles, California. Her work has appeared in the L.A. Times, Refinery29 Somos, and New Orleans Review, among other publications. As an alum of WriteGirl and a first-generation college graduate, Sofía earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, where she received the Andrea Klein Willison Prize for Poetry and the Spencer Barnett Memorial Prize for Excellence in Latin American and Latinx Studies. She is currently a 2023 Mentee in the Latinx in Publishing Writers Mentorship Program. STREAMING SERVICE: golden shovels made for tv (2021) is her self-published debut poetry chapbook. Its sequel STREAMING SERVICE: season two, also self-published, was released in June 2022. She is currently at work on her third poetry chapbook and her first novel. Her debut children’s picture book spotlighting past and present queer heroes from Latin America and the U.S. is forthcoming from Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

We are offering a Pay-What-You-Want structure with the minimum set to $10! All proceeds will go towards paying our presenters and helping Abode Press get to AWP in 2024. Thank you for supporting our indie press!

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