Good evening writers, Welcome to this year's WRITING FROM THE WOMB WORKSHOP. Images: Cora Foxx/Bustle; Giphy (6) I can not begin to describe how excited I am about this round of Writing from the Womb. Every year when I design a syllabus and workshop I connect it to what I believe we need at “that”… Continue reading You Do Not Need Permission to Write ~ #writingworkshop
When you introduce yourself do you say you are a writer/poet first or do you say you are a professor, teaching artist, social worker, or mother? The answer to this question is telling because it reveals to us where we have placed the writer in us. Choose one you relate closest to: I see my… Continue reading Writing from the Womb Spring 2019 ~ The Joy of Writing!
We are overjoyed to organize the 5th Annual Sankofa Sisterhood Writers Retreat to be held once again in the Catskill Mountains, NY This year’s theme is: The Writer’s Journey for Survival: Connecting to Wellness and Moving Towards Wholeness May 24 - May 27, 2019 This past year has been filled with constant aggression towards women… Continue reading REGISTRATION OPEN: Sankofa Sisterhood turns five!
When you just don't give a fck! Some days be like that. Some days everything seems to be going wrong. Some days are filled with crazy stress, we miss our train, we slip and fall, our lunch falls out of our bag and splatters everywhere... and we feel like saying FCK it... maybe today I… Continue reading Day 26 ~ When You’re Just Not Feelin’ It!
So many people are in pain. We are all going through something. What is on my heart? LOSS. PAIN. GENERATIONAL TRAUMA. All the things I inherited at birth. As I continue organizing this beautiful seven week workshop the intention for creating this space is that spirit whispered to me, "we all have SH*T to heal."… Continue reading Day 25 ~ The Healing Sh*t ~ Goddess Training Workshop
When you trust the process you release the idea that you are the one in control. Surrender is all about getting out of your way! Today is about honoring what the page wants to gift us. It's all about what the story wants to tell us and what it is the characters say they want… Continue reading Day 24 ~ Coming to the Page
What is the truth about this story? What is the truth about this character? Are we writing from a place of integrity? Today I reflect on writing from a genuine and sincere place. https://youtu.be/TLFpbriTNBs Visit website/join mailing list: http://www.aliciaanabelsantos.com/ IHEART RADIO: http://www.iheart.com/podcast/the-afrol…podcast-29260164/ Podcast available FREE on ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-afrolatina-show-podcast/id1243885137?mt=2 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7au33Joe4jPCcpvF3T8UaX Subscribe to my youtube… Continue reading Day 23 ~ Keeping the Integrity of the Story
Music has a way of bringing us back to place, a memory, an emotion. Today I reflect on what the body remembers and how to use that muscle and emotional memory in the work we are creating. Sometimes I feel like I can access the darkness easier than I can the joyful memories. https://youtu.be/hdp3iDOaRe8 Visit… Continue reading Day 22 ~ The Body Remembers
I got to a point where I was done with writing after writing my first book. I didn't think I could write anything else after that. I didn't have anything left to give. How do we find the strength to write when we lose someone we love? How do we find the stamina that it… Continue reading Day 21 ~ When The Well Is Dry
Do you feel like you're a mess these days? Do the people you love the most constantly remind you of the ways you start something and can't finish it? Telling you, "you have so many amazing ideas but can't seem to finish one?" I have been feeling quite messy... so today I decided I would… Continue reading Day 20 ~ When Your Mind is a Mess