Thursday, September 1, 2011

I AM A WRITER ~ Workshop


The first step is affirming the title of writer. That moment we put pen to paper we become writers. What brings us to the page? What keeps us from the page? We’ve heard the infamous quote “Writer’s Write!” and those who aren’t writing aren’t really writers. There are countless books on writing and thousands of websites with resources for writers but do they really get the writer to the page.

I AM A WRITER Workshop is designed to use multi-genres as a model for instruction. The end result is to prepare your work for publication, whether memoir, play, treatment, personal essay, magazine article or nonfiction. We will explore writing techniques such as narration, character development, description, dialogue and structure, as well as further developing OUR individual writing styles while tapping into our own voices. Alicia will work with writers to get to the core of the story. We will use the technique of surrendering to the process, releasing and untapping all that is uncomfortable to reach the truth of the stories we want to tell. Each week is designed to bring writers one-step closer to completing a project.

We must give ourselves permission to BE writers.


“The author found her self-salvation through writing and art coming to the realization that salvation comes not from outward influences but inward reservoirs of hope, and that one is always destined to save one’s self, always with self-reliance, determination and tenacity to reach self-confidence. Santos’s revelation reflects many Latinas need for healing, self-acceptance and self-empowerment. Her story is not a new one but it is modern, lasting, revealing and in the end a victory lap run every day.” ~ MyLatinovoice, Robert Waddell

“Alicia shares her life with us in a way that may save a lot of people from some of the darkness that she has experienced in her lifetime…”

Workshop Dates: Sep. 24th, 25th, Oct. 2nd, 9th, Nov. 6th, 13th
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: TBA

Cost: $300 (includes 24 hours of instruction, 6 writing sessions, 1 one-on-one session with the facilitator and handouts)

To reserve a spot email in the subject line write: I AM A WRITER.

There are need-based scholarships available. Please submit a letter explaining why you would like to be considered for a scholarship, why you are interested in participating in the workshop and what you hope to gain. Scholarship deadline is September 11th at midnight. Decisions will be made via email by September 14th.

Fee will be accepted in two payments email the facilitator for details.


Alicia Anabel Santos is a Writer, Producer and Playwright. She is a New York-born Dominican who is passionate about writing works that empower and inspire women to find their voices. Most recently she completed a memoir, Finding Your Force A Journey to Love. It is a memoir written in the form of a love letter to her daughter. The memoir is about how my life was transformed from surviving rape, healing through loss and coming out as a lesbian. Currently, she is completing her historical fiction novel titled, The Daughters of the Revolution. She is the Founder of the New York City Latina Writers Group. Santos has been traveling for three years working on the documentary Afrolatinos: The Untaught Story (WWW.AFROLATINOS.TV) and her play I WAS BORN was chosen as part of the ONE Festival in NYC, where she takes you through the labyrinth of Latin America where seven brave women tell you their stories. Alicia lives in Harlem, NYC with her daughter Courtniana. She works as a freelance writer and activist against sexual and physical abuse towards women and children. She attended New York University and Rhode Island College.

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