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Diving into the Weird with Leticia Urieta

February 7, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST


Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28 & March 7, 14, 2023, 6:30pm-8:30pm CST, via Zoom
Instructor: Leticia Urieta
Nonmember: $150; Member: $130; Student/Vet/Mil $75

Class Full. Email joshua@geminiink.org to add your name to the Wait List.



Are you a storyteller? Have you ever considered how to push the boundaries of what storytelling could be? Ever wondered what blending genres of horror, folktales and traditional stories, as well as magical imaginings, could mean for your work? In this generative writing workshop for adults 16+, we will explore short stories, poems and hybrid pieces that unlock the strange, the magical, the grotesque, and the beautiful that we find in our everyday lives. You will have the opportunity to find the weird in the ordinary, explore traditional stories and urban legends, and reimagine realities.

Who should take this class? Storytellers of all levels interested in poetry, prose and genre-bending work who are eager to write about the weird.

Class Participants will:

  • Draft one or more new pieces based on sample readings, class discussion, and writing exercises.
  • Gain new insights into a diverse range of genres, from horror to speculative imaginings, to apply to their future writing.
  • Come away with an expanded knowledge of contemporary genres.
  • Receive feedback on your stories, as well as suggestions on where to submit and share your work.

Leticia Urieta (she/her/hers) is a Tejana writer from Austin, TX. She is a teaching artist in the greater Austin community and the Regional Program Manager of Austin Bat Cave, a literary community serving students in the Austin area, as well as the co-director of Barrio Writers Austin and Pflugerville, a free creative writing program for youth. Leticia is also a freelance writer. She is a graduate of Agnes Scott College and holds an MFA in Fiction writing from Texas State University. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Chicon Street Poets, Lumina, The Offing, Kweli Journal, Medium, Electric Lit, and others. Her chapbook, The Monster, was published in 2018 by LibroMobile Press. Her hybrid collection, Las Criaturas, was a finalist for the Sergio Troncoso Award for Best First Book of Fiction 2022 from the Texas Institute of Letters and is out now from FlowerSong Press.


February 7, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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