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Entering the Spirit Space: A Writing Workshop Using Medicina Tradicional

September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Back by popular demand!!!!

Writing is like making a fluffy tortilla, if you aren’t completely present with the process of kneading the masa, the tortilla won’t rise. Join author Anel Flores, and Erika Casasola, Mexican curandera, to enter on a path to more authentic and fulfilling writing practice. More than flipping scene by scene through the writer’s life, their memories, their research, and countless rough drafts, the writing process can also involve exploring memories of childhood, youth, adulthood, or ancestral blood memory. 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.  

Anel I. Flores was named Best of San Antonio Local Author 2017. She’s the author of Lambda literary award-nominated book Empanada: A Lesbiana Story en Probaditas. Flores holds her MFA in Creative Writing and is a member of the Macondo Writer’s Workshop and the National Association of Latina/os in Arts and Culture.

Erika Casasola began practicing curanderismo at a young age. She has studied with maestras in Mexico, Albuquerque, and Austin. Her practice consists of working with hierbas, energy, platica, movement, and a keen ear to the spirits of our Madre Tierra and our ancestors.

This workshop takes place on Wednesdays, Sept 4, 11, 18, & 25
Gemini Ink Offices.

Non-member $150; Member $125






September 4
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Gemini Ink
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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