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November 2020: Escritura generativa para adultos – en español

Nov. 5- 19, 2020
Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m. (three sessions)
online via Zoom

Escritura generativa para adultos – en español
Generative Writing for Adults – in Spanish (translation below)

En este curso de seis semanas, escribiremos juntos y compartiremos nuestra escritura, siguiendo el Amherst Writers and Artists Method (el método de escritores y artistas de Amherst). Para cada sesión de dos horas, escribiremos a dos a tres apuntes para sesiones medidas, con tiempo para compartir entre cada una. Participantes serán invitados a escribir en diferentes géneros, escribir historias personales y/o imaginadas, compartir su escritura, y compartir su retroalimentación con los otros escritores en el grupo. Crearemos un espacio juntos en que explorar y crear. Apuntes serán basados en pasajes de literatura, arte visual, objetos “encontrados”, fragmentos de noticias, y otras cosas que se presenten mientras el grupo se forme y dirija el camino adelante. El curso es bueno para escritores de todos niveles, pero será especialmente beneficial para aquellos escritores buscando o comenzar o recomenzar una práctica regular de escribir. Escritores pueden esperar generar varias piezas cortas de escritura.

Este no será una clase de escritura para aprender el idioma español, sino un espacio para escritores cuyo idioma preferido es español, o para personas que son bilingües en español, para generar escritura en su lengua nativo/segundo.

Recursos del curso: (Los folletos serán provistos como necesario, y la facilitadora proveerá las fuentes para los participantes interesados en leer más de un autor/texto en particular.)
“The Five Essential Practices” and the Introduction Chapter, “A Writer is Someone Who Writes” from Writing Alone and With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press (2003). (secciones traducidas por la facilitadora como necesario)

Generative Writing for Adults – in Spanish
In this three-week course, we will write together and share our writing, following the Amherst Writers and Artists Method. For each two-hour session, we will write to two to three prompts for timed sessions, with time to share in between. Participants will be invited to write across genre, to write personal and/or imagined stories, to share their writing, and to share their feedback with other writers in the group. We will create a space together in which to explore and create. Prompts will be based on excerpts of literature, visual art, “found” objects, snippets of news and other things that arise as the group takes shape and leads the way forward. The course is good for writers of all levels, but will be especially beneficial for writers who are looking to start or re-start a regular writing practice. Writers can expect to generate several short pieces of writing.

This will not be a Spanish-language writing class, but rather a space for writers whose preferred language is Spanish, or for people who are bilingual in Spanish, to generate writing in their native/second language.

Access Program
We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classses have at least one access spot available. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you would like to take a writing class at the Access Rate

Elizabeth Leonard

Elizabeth Leonard has been a writer since before she could actually read, making up stories and plays that her family were forced to listen to and sometimes scribe. For a long time, though, it felt like maybe “being a writer” was something she could only do in the background of her adult life. After working as a teacher, bartender, secretary, translator, Elizabeth decided it was time to get serious about her writing. Essentially, this meant getting serious about herself since writing is the way she navigates the world, heals, and lives in balance. She moved to London to write a novel and get a Master’s from City University London. Since returning to the U.S., she has been working as a teaching artist/activist for top arts education and social justice organizations in New York City. When she can find the time, she is also an editor and has recently edited three memoirs and a play, Adonis Memories, which was featured in The New York Times. She currently lives in New Jersey and is writing her second novel.
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