Who Will Tell Your Story? Writing Workshop


Workshop
Who Will Tell Your Story?
Writing Workshop with Maia Williams
Mon and Wed, Mar 2, 4, 9, 11, 2-4pm
US$120 or 2,200 pesos
Pre-register by Mar 1: US$100 or 1,850 pesos
Info and registration:
wownowmx@gmail.com

By Maia Williams

We are born to notice, to remember, and to share our stories. Though useful, formal academic training is not necessary to begin recording our stories in written form.

Participants in the writing workshop will experiment with ways to honor, deepen, and enrich the telling of their stories. We will weave a thread with relaxed, intuitive writing experiences during this two week series, designed to woo the Wild Muse.

Bring a project, or go with the flow. Write for yourself, your family and friends, or for eventual publication.

“Write what should not be forgotten.”—Isabel Allende

We will tap into and record our memories of home, family, friends, places we’ve traveled, or other experiences from our lives. We will gather in a comfortable meeting room one block from San Miguel de Allende’s Jardín.

The goal of each gathering is for participants to create one or more first drafts of a story or poem for personal satisfaction or eventual publication. Beginning and experienced writers are welcome.

We will discuss essays and short forms of creative nonfiction and poetry by notable writers. Samples of fine writing will be used to demonstrate literary techniques and as models for our own work—to elicit ideas, evoke memories, and inspire us to write with greater honesty and clarity. We will transform our thoughts and experiences into engaging poetry and prose.The intent is to create a safe and supportive environment for participants to create and share our writing. Sharing is optional but is encouraged.

Workshops are led by Maia Williams, co-director of the International San Miguel Writers’ Conference, co-founder of Poetry and Prose Cafés Bellas Artes, and publisher of Crossroads: La Vida Creativa en San Miguel de Allende.

Workshops are conducted in English. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required: wownowmx@gmail.com, Subject: Write!