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 Program Director Leticia Urieta, along with local community educators/artists, providing 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.
Following the workshop, participants may participate in a live reading at the library on Saturday, July 23 from 12-3 pm. Family and friends are invited. Lunch will be provided. Please email Leticia at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or more information.
At the workshop, teens will read various works, watch videos online, and share their own writings, which may include mature themes and content. Teens may step out of the room at any point if they are not comfortable with any content or find it triggering.
Registration is required and begins May 2. Participants are expected to attend all five days of the workshop and the live reading on 7/23 in order to fully engage in the community workshop experience and share their work. If you need to cancel your registration, please email Amanda Cawthon at email@example.com as possible to allow another participant to take your place.
If you have any questions about registration or have any accessibility needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Barrio Writers Summer Workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Pflugerville Library.