Event Category: Educational Workshops
Show Up & Write!
Workshop with Maia Williams
Thursday: May 30
12:00pm – 3:30 pm
Info and pre-registration: email@example.com
Intuitive Writing as Creative Expression
Essays, poems, and stories by celebrated authors will provide a springboard for our natural inclination to remember and share the stories of our lives. We will call on our memories of the people we think of as family and the places we think of as home. By writing the stories of our lives, we preserve them for others and for ourselves.
Inspiration, literary techniques, and writing exercises will be explored in the short works of well-known and up-and-coming writers of nonfiction, memoir, and poetry. All levels of experience are welcome.
The goal is for each participant to produce one or more first drafts of a story or poem, for personal satisfaction or eventual publication. Participants may use class exercises and writing time to revise and polish work already in progress.
The intent is to form a community of encouragement where participants feel free to create and share their work. We will transform our thoughts and experiences into poetry or prose—or a hybrid form.
Sharing what you’ve written is optional and encouraged. We will listen to the silence, to each other, and to our selves.
Workshops are led by Maia Williams, co-director of the international San Miguel Writers’ Conference, founder of San Miguel’s Poetry Café Bellas Artes, and publisher of Crossroads: La Vida Creative en San Miguel de Allende. Courses are conducted in English. Seating is limited. Pre-register or ask a question via email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Subject: Write!
The next San Miguel Show Up & Write! workshop will be in July, 2019.