Students enrolled in this six-week introduction to creative writing will begin by briefly reviewing the craft of writing in the three major genres (poetry, fiction, and nonfiction) as well as study mixed-genre work. The workshop’s main focus will be on student writing, but students will also be encouraged to explore their own creative process and progress by way of select readings, writing exercises and in-depth discussions.
Students will learn how to talk about writing, sharpen their craft, practice active reading, and produce and workshop at least two full-length pieces in whatever genre(s) they choose. Moreover, students will also have the opportunity to publicly read their work at a special COLLAGE reading at the course’s conclusion. This intimate, two-hour workshop is geared toward both beginning writers as well as more experienced writers who are wanting to jump-start back into writing.
Leading the workshop will be C. Adán Cabrera, the author of upcoming short story collection Books Can Only Take You So Far (Editorial Trance, 2016). Among other publication credits, his writing has appeared in Kweli, BorderSenses, The Acentos Review, Switchback, Being Latino, and From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction. A 2011 Lambda Literary Fellow, Carlos holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA, both with distinction. Originally from Los Angeles, he currently lives and works in Barcelona and is hard at work editing his next collection of short stories, The Last Day of Summer.
The workshop will take place every Tuesday evening for two hours, and costs €135 for the six week course.
More information about Collage Barcelona can be found here.
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