Master Class in Poetry: A Nuyorican State of Mind: Poetry of Witness

  Poets & Writers, The NYC Latina Writers Group, & BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance are honored to offer a Master Poetry Class: A Nuyorican State of Mind: Poetry of Witness with Nancy Mercado, Ph.D. In undergrad I took a psychology class where the professor shared an example of the “Bystander effect/apathy,” where… Continue reading Master Class in Poetry: A Nuyorican State of Mind: Poetry of Witness

Day 120 ~ Feel All Of It! #dearagent

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

Day 88: My Hero’s Journey! #dearagent #wewrite

Day 15 of Agent Search: Dear Agent; While I was in Costa Rica I received incredible feedback about my main character and a secondary character I am writing. As I shared short excerpts of the story, I introduced the writers to the worlds of both my significant characters and their journey. They pointed out to… Continue reading Day 88: My Hero’s Journey! #dearagent #wewrite

Day 26 ~ The ghosts that reside… #30DayWriting

Becoming Vulnerable 30 Day Writing Challenge ~ Day 26: Its the day after my birthday and I am sitting in front of this keyboard thinking about all of the LOVE I experienced and felt yesterday. I was surrounded by the most beautiful people. I was so lost in watching them all interact with each other… Continue reading Day 26 ~ The ghosts that reside… #30DayWriting

Day 25 ~ Life is so peculiar… #30DayWriting

See all music videos Louis Armstrong Becoming Vulnerable 30 Day Writing Challenge ~ Day 24: So... I woke up today with tears in my eyes feeling everything and missing everyone. I cried about the things I perceive not to have in my life right now. Things I wanted for my life... for my family. Birthdays… Continue reading Day 25 ~ Life is so peculiar… #30DayWriting

Day 24 ~ Tick! Tick! Boom! #30DayWriting

Becoming Vulnerable 30 Day Writing Challenge ~ Day 24: The dreams we dream... Explosions!!! That's what I am hearing all around me... they start off small... they feel like they are in the distance... but then the pounding begins... the thumping... everything bothers me.. the light... trucks passing by... the woman sitting in her car… Continue reading Day 24 ~ Tick! Tick! Boom! #30DayWriting

Day 23 ~ Open to intimacy… #30DayWriting

Becoming Vulnerable 30 Day Writing Challenge ~ Day 23: INTIMACY! What does it mean to have an intimate relationship? What does it mean to be intimate with someone? What are called to give to others? What are we willing to give, do and be? Do we give fully... or do we keep the walls up?… Continue reading Day 23 ~ Open to intimacy… #30DayWriting

Day 22 ~ Things we hold onto… #30DayWriting

Becoming Vulnerable 30 Day Writing Challenge ~ Day 22: We carry so much shit! Its amazing the shit we hold onto. These are my first thoughts as I wake up today. I had been in limbo for a while. My personal belongings were not near me. I was separated from all of my comforts. I… Continue reading Day 22 ~ Things we hold onto… #30DayWriting

Day 21 ~ Enemies and memories… #30DayWriting

Becoming Vulnerable 30 Day Writing Challenge day 21: Reconciliation agreement. Occupation. No support. Palestine. Gaza. Threats. International crisis. Doesn't want peace. A just peace. Willing to give up the occupation. There is no genuine interest to give up the occupation. Israel. Settlements. To return lands. I have no intention to give up this piece of… Continue reading Day 21 ~ Enemies and memories… #30DayWriting

Day 20 ~ Life patterns… #30DayWriting

Becoming Vulnerable 30 Day Writing Challenge day 20: In my dreams last night I traveled all over. I was on buses, trains, on foot and running everywhere. I was trying to be everything to everyone. My parents were on their way to the airport. I wanted to spend some time with them before they flew… Continue reading Day 20 ~ Life patterns… #30DayWriting