Event Category: Educational Workshops
Show Up & Write!
Workshop with Maia Williams
Stop wishing. Start writing.
Writing is a gift you give to yourself.
Wednesdays: August 14, 21, 28
11:00am – 1:30 pm
Info and pre-registration:
Classes are led by Maia Williams, who facilitates popular workshops on personal writing, leadership, and community/business building in the U.S., Europe, and Mexico. She co-directs the international San Miguel Writers’ Conference, co-hosts San Miguel’s Poetry Café Bellas Artes, and serves as the publisher and editor of Crossroads, San Miguel’s annual arts and culture magazine. Courses are conducted in English. To pre-register or ask a question, please email: email@example.com – Subject: Write!
The Wild Muse writing workshops resume Wednesday, August 14th in the Historic Center of San Miguel de Allende. In each session, examples of fine writing and technique are introduced. Some of what we’ll delve into:
- nonfiction (memoir and essay) by writers of various ages and ethnicities, known and emerging.
- poetry by Joy Harjo, Billy Collins, Ada Limón, Gregory Orr, Ross Gay and Rumi.
- hybrid forms by Cecila Woloch and Campbell McGrath.
The goal is for each participant to produce at least one solid draft of a story or poem per week. Participants are welcome to use class exercises and writing time to revise and polish work already in progress. Our emphasis will be writing as creative expression rather than formal critique, and the generation of work for personal satisfaction or eventual publication.
Together, we will record and transform our thoughts and experiences into memorable poetry and prose—or a hybrid of the two. We invite your unique creative energies to be fully present as we co-create a community of encouragement and wave adiós to the usual stumbling blocks (real and imagined).
New and unique essays, memoirs, poems, stories, and prompts will be used to elicit ideas and memories and to embolden us to write with honesty and clarity. We will listen to the silence, to each other, and to our selves. Sharing your work in class is optional and encouraged. Group size is limited to ten.
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.