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Join author Anel Flores, and Erika Casasola, Mexican curandera, to enter on a path to more authentic and fulfilling writing practice. In this workshop, we’ll open up the creative process using the traditional curanderismo (healing) practice of conversation, the “platica.” You’ll come away with a tool bag of ideas for future writing and some suggestions for sharing and submitting your work for publication.

In this four-part series of experiential workshops, we will explore how taking on a Citizen Science project in nature can deepen one’s writing while making a real contribution to science. Conversely, we will explore what special traits a creative writer brings to the pursuit of Citizen Science.

Outlining and creativity are often seen as diametrical. In writing a story, creativity isn’t enough, there has to be a certain structure in place to hold your story up. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to use the traditional narrative arc to outline and write stories. We’ll identify key points integral to story making, such as the conflict, the climax, and the rising action. In doing so, we’ll learn to outline our stories while maintaining our creativity.

Help us celebrate the power of creative writing in young lives! This year we spotlight our Writers in Communities (WIC) program and Texas Poet Laureate, Carrie Fountain, whose award-winning poetry and writing for youth bridges genres and centers the experiences of young readers.