La Poesía No Es Un Lujo ~ Taller Gratis Virtual IG: @yoseliescribe #oftwotongues #dominicanpoeta #TalleresDePoesía #Poesía #virutalwritingworkshop

La poesía no es un lujo: Este taller examina el papel que juega el lenguaje, el cuerpo y las experiencias en la mujer, especialmente la afro-descendiente, en cuanto al significado y el arte de escribir poesía. Brevemente estudiaremos el trabajo de algunas escritoras para contextualizar el nuestro. . Facilitado por Yoseli Castillo Fuertes: Yoseli Castillo… Continue reading La Poesía No Es Un Lujo ~ Taller Gratis Virtual IG: @yoseliescribe #oftwotongues #dominicanpoeta #TalleresDePoesía #Poesía #virutalwritingworkshop


AfroLatinos: An Untaught History

Another article on #afrolatinos @afrolatinostv


New York summers are full of exciting events, making it particularly hard to choose which ones to attend. In July 2015 there were two events in Brooklyn competing for my attendance, an Afro Latino festival and a Hip Hop festival. Facing this dilemma (yes my life is so hard), I decided to put my love for hip hop aside to attend the Afro-Latino festival. This festival featured excellent concerts and film screenings. One documentary in particular piqued my curiosity because of its name: “AfroLatinos: An Untaught History.”

The title alone undoubtedly drew me in, because I wanted to learn more about the Afro Latino experience. In a world that constantly tries to define who we are based on our skin color or where we come from, learning more about Afro Latinos promised to be fascinating.

“Maintaining one’s identity in a hostile context, as the Africans did in the Americas, is…

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This is a MOVEMENT: Alicia Anabel Santos on Afro-Latinos, The Untaught Story

This was the very first interview for Afrolatinos exactly ten years ago. While we wish we could say the issues aren’t the same, I can honestly say there is progress! I am proud of the work we have contributed to the #afrolatinomovement!

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The documentary film series Afro-Latinos, The Untaught Story, developed by the independent production company, Creador Pictures, brings to light the history, culture and contemporary challenges facing blacks in Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean.

Here is the English trailer…

…and here is the Spanish trailer.

This is a MOVEMENT: Alicia Anabel Santos on Afro-Latinos, The Untaught Story

Clearly, the team recognized that such an ambitious and important project could only be complimented by an incredible website. (designed by Magdalena Medio) is the perfect blend of style and substance. There you can learn countries in Latin America and the Caribbean that received enslaved Africans and from where in Africa they came. Each country the crew visited or plans to visit includes a historical and cultural overview of the African populations there. Also, you can share facts or stories with the team for a given country. The viewer will also get a sense of the creators’ personal commitment to the project…

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April 18 – NYCWLG Writing Circle and “An Artist’s Worth”

This conversation never gets old. We are due a current conversation on paying an artist their worth. It boils down to respect and value… do we respect the artist? Do we value what they create? How are we supporting artist of color?

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NYCWLG Writing Circle
April 18, 5:30-7p

The NYC Latina Writers Group was founded in 2006 by Alicia Anabel Santos with over 550 writers. The NYCLWG was established for Latinas and women of color who were in need of having a place of their own, where their stories could be born and their voices heard. This writers group is a safe space for writers of all genres. The NYCLWG offers writing workshops, monthly writer circles, and daily writing prompts. It hosts several readings and performances throughout the year. All aspiring, emerging and published writers are welcome!

NYCWLG Presents: An Artist’s Worth
April 18, 7-8p

An honest conversation between artists about valuing their work and knowing their worth, hosted by the NYC Latina Writers Group.

NYCLWG was founded in 2006 by Alicia Anabel Santos with over 550 writers. The NYCLWG was established for Latinas and women of color who were in need…

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December 14 – The Heart of The Story

Now more than ever we need more spaces where we can dive deeply into our stories and get to the heart of it all. Grateful for Wordupbooks and Dominican Writers Association for organizing such important events.

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The Heart of The Story: Join us for a writing workshop celebrating the art of storytelling as a tool to heal communities and ourselves. Come write your stories. All genres are welcome. 

ALICIA ANABEL SANTOS is a Priestess, Afrolatina/Dominican Writer, Lesbian, Speaker, Performance Artist, Producer, Playwright, and Activist. She is from Bushwick, Brooklyn and is a proud Dominican Writer. Her work honors and celebrates the contributions of Latin American women of the diaspora. Anabel is the Founder of the New York City Latina Writers Group with over 700 women writers.

She has been a guest on NPR’s Tell Me More and has written for LATINA Magazine. In 2011 she published her memoir, Finding Your Force: A Journey to Love and her play I WAS BORN was selected as part of the ONE Festival in New York. She has worked for renowned magazines, yet it was an article published in Urban…

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Launching #150wordbookreview

What's up book lovers! So today I kick off a new segment of my blog titled: #150wordbookreview. Here I will share my thoughts on the books I am loving or NOT loving and why! Today I kick off my launch by reviewing: HOURGLASS: Time, Memory, Marriage by Dani Shapiro  #150wordbookreview Dani Shapiro’s, “Hourglass Time, Memory,… Continue reading Launching #150wordbookreview

SUCASA Graduating Class of 2018 #bronxwriters #storyfortheages

I really enjoy working with senior citizens. One of the things they always say to me is that they “love these workshops” they tell me, “we feel heard.” They have also shared how they appreciate “going down memory lane.” This is a community of writers who need programming like this. I believe that writing and… Continue reading SUCASA Graduating Class of 2018 #bronxwriters #storyfortheages