The online Barrio Writers workshop is for teens ages 13-18 in the Pflugerville area and will take place on July 12-16, 1-3 p.m. each day in a secure Webex meeting. The workshop will culminate in an online live reading of their work on Saturday, July 17 which will be recorded for participants to share with friends and family.
Barrio Writers invites youth between 13-18 years old to participate in a 1-week long college-level creative writing program founded by Sarah Rafael Garcia and led by Leticia Urieta and Mauricio Novoa, along with local community educators/artists which will provide youth with an opportunity to learn different forms of writing (poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, short stories, essay) and free cultural arts connections to the community. Teens that participate in the full workshop have the opportunity to have their work published in the Barrio Writers Anthology.
In this workshop, teens will read various works, watch videos online, and share their own writings, which may include mature themes and content. Teens can step away from the online meeting at any point if they are not comfortable with any content or find it triggering.
Online registration is required. Space is limited. Participants are expected to participate in all five days of the workshop in order to fully engage in the community workshop experience. A Pflugerville Public Library card is required. If you do not have a library card but would like to participate in the workshop, please email email@example.com. Registration closes 7/7/21.
If you have any questions or have particular accessibility needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Barrio Writers Summer Workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Pflugerville Library.