The Dominican Writers Association presents: Join us for an evening of opened dialogue to discuss how to get your writing to the next level. Hear from speakers who run workshops, learn about writing residencies, self-publishing vs. publishing with a big press and meet & greet with other Dominican Writers! Friday, September 30, 2016 @ 7:00pm Word… Continue reading Café y Conversación ~ Panel Discussion
There are things that will pull you back to the page by your hair… kicking and screaming. There are stories that will haunt you, excite you and demand they be told… Or why write at all? A dear friend to my family has left us… I am so sad to learn that he has left… Continue reading What would you write if today was your last day?
Dear Agent; So it has been too many days since I have come to the page. I have hidden. I have procrastinated. I have run. I have been embarrassed to face you because honestly, I haven’t known what to say to you. They say, “just show up!” JUST SHOW UP and the creativity will just… Continue reading Day 203: You told me to show up!!! Where you at? #dearagent
WAKE UP!!! Wake up.... Wake up... Get up Alicia! The last time I heard those words was exactly a year after I found him dead at his desk. My mentor! My friend! My boss! I think of him every single day. His name is one of the ancestors I call out to each day for… Continue reading Day 165: WAKE UP! dedicated to #prince
The Eighth Annual Rainbow Book Fair at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Located at 524 W. 59th Street (just west of 10th Avenue) On Saturday, April 09, 2016. 12:15PM to 1:30PM This is a panel of Latina lesbian writers who will read from their work and discuss their paths to publishing and how they… Continue reading Lesbians in the House #rainbowbookfair
LES HISTOIRES D'LESBIAN AMOUR / THE STORIES OF LESBIAN LOVE returns to the BAAD!ASS Women's Festival. Join us for an evening celebrating and preserving lesbian stories. In honor of the lesbian women of color writers and artists who have come before us and those creating beautiful work today. A night where we Intersect activism,… Continue reading Lesbian Love Storytellers #baad!ass #freenycevents
Dear Agent; Feel everything. Give it all away. Put everything you have into your story. Go there… really go there! Remember what it felt like to scrape your knee at five years old? When we believed it was the end of the world. We convinced ourselves that there is no greater pain than the alcohol or… Continue reading Day 120 ~ Feel All Of It! #dearagent
Dear Agent, It is rare when I remember a dream. And this dream in particular is one I can’t get out of my mind. Its nighttime. Pitch black! I am at a house on the beach. I see things laid on the sand. Not sure if it's dead animals washed up. The water seems so… Continue reading Day 107: Writing/Riding Tsunamis #dearagent #wewrite
Dear Agent; We are tempted to move on to the next thing. We tend to want to move away from the harder topics we're writing quickly. There will be moments that make us so uncomfortable we avoid going beneath the surface and sitting in the crap. There are moments when a subject will disturb us in… Continue reading Day 106: Stay In The Moment! #dearagent #wewrite
It's been a week since I've written. No blogs. No words. I've been sick since I heard about the death in my extended family. Yet today we workshop. Today we meet to share our work and build. Today we push our writing further. Today we honor the craft of writing.