Sunday, June 10, 2012

Rituals of Writing 12-Week Writing Intensive

Welcome to the Rituals of Writing 12-week workshop~
Facilitated by Alicia Anabel Santos
When will you drop the excuses? When will you choose you first? When will you believe that this is what you were meant to do… were born to do? When will you write the f’g story? It’s time ladies…
The Rituals of Writing Workshop is an intensive 12-week class with the intention of creating lasting rituals when it comes to our writing and creativity. These rituals are about putting ourselves first. These rituals are about learning new techniques and gaining some insight into the kind of writer you intend to be. Who are you? Are you a writer? Do you affirm it? Do you believe it? Do you know it? If you don’t, I am here to be that mirror… I AM A WRITER! And so are you!
For twelve weeks we will be committed to working on a project and arriving to completion or getting damn near close. I will support you in going further than you have ever gone alone. For 12 weeks we will be cleaning up house, releasing the BS we have believed to be the truth. We will explore what developing a consistent practice and being disciplined looks like (identifying our own practice). 2012 is the year of transformation and completion… releasing what no longer serves us, releasing the old story so we can begin to write the NEW STORY!  Its time we get out of our own way.
The Rituals of Writing 12-week intensive is a SPIRIT- RITUAL~
We are extracting the ritual in spiritual understanding that they are one in the same. Writing is a spiritual experience and a personal journey into the soul. It is a conversation with our hearts and putting onto the page those things that we MUST share with the world. If writing is something that you want to do for yourself you too are welcome to take this course. Understand this workshop is about forward movement. We are breaking barriers and pushing ourselves harder than we ever have. The old excuses no longer work. There is something spiritual about starting practicing your craft the same way everyday. For 12 weeks we will be practicing the 12 Rituals of Writing that will help us get to the finish line.
About facilitator: ALICIA ANABEL SANTOS

Alicia Anabel is a proud New York born Dominicana who is passionate about writing works that empower and inspire women to find their voices, speak up and demand that they be respected. A self-identified Latina Lesbian Writer, Performance Artist, Producer, Playwright, and Activist, who after reading one too many stories about women she could not wholly relate to, decided to write her own tales that would honor women throughout Latin America and at the same time be representative of the American-born Latina experience.
She recently published her memoir, Finding Your Force: A Journey to Love and is currently completing a historical fiction novel titled, The Daughters of the Revolution. Her one-woman show I WAS BORN was selected as part of the ONE Festival in 2011, held in NYC. She is the Founder of the New York City Latina Writers Group. Alicia has worked for renowned magazines BusinessWeek, Glamour and Domino, but it was an article published in Urban Latino Magazine, "Two Cultures Marching to One Drum," that would change the direction of her life. In 2008, Alicia joined Creador Pictures as Writer /Co-Producer of its first documentary, "Afro Latinos: La Historia Que Nunca Nos Contaron / AfroLatinos: The Untaught Story" WWW.AFROLATINOS.TV, partnering with Renzo Devia, on a project that will change the way the world sees color and race relations in Latin America. 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.
Santos has spoken, performed and held workshops at Stanford University, Yale University, Brown University, Arizona State University, Johnson & Wales University, New York University, SUNY Albany, SUNY Plattsburg, SUNY New Paltz, Bowdoin College, Cornell University, Pace University, George Mason University, University of North Carolina (Wilmington), Medgar Evers College, Columbia University Teachers College, George Washington University, Haverford College, Five College Pa’Lante Event (Amherst College, UMASS Amherst, Smith College, Hampshire College, and Mount Holyoke College) the LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Brooklyn Book Fair, Nuyorican Poets Café and Bowery Poetry Club.
Keynote address at Syracuse University: Without Limits: A Women’s Movement! (2012)
Conferences: National Dominican Student Conference (2012, 2011, 2011), Fuerza Latina’s 22nd Annual National Latino Collegiate Conference,"El Poder De Ahora: The Dawn of a New Era" (2012).

Workshop details~
This course will not be offered again until 2013 so reserve your seat now!
Classes begin:
July 1st
July 8th
July 15th
July 22nd
July 29th
August 5th
August 12th
August 19th
August 26th
September 2nd
September 9th
September 16th

Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: El Centro at Hunter College (The Solarium RM E1413), Corner of 68th str. & Lexington Ave.
Workshop fee: $333.00

** $50 Deposit due by June 29th to secure spot. Seats limited**

Payment plan options:
*Option 1: pay the full balance by June 29th
*Option 2: six payments of $47.17 due (June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20 and July 27)
Financial assistance: Two need based scholarships will be offered. Please send an email describing why you need financial aid at Email deadline is June 22nd. This is an investment in your craft and in your story. You are worth it!
Final day to enroll is June 29th no exceptions.

Rituals of Writing

The Rituals of Writing 12-week workshop intensive is for women who WRITE! Period… it doesn’t matter what level writer you are… it doesn’t matter where in the world you are located… distance is not an excuse. I am making this course accessible to women who want to attend VIA: Skype and teleconference. There are NO excuses for not becoming the writers we are destined to be.
If you aren’t a writer but want to sponsor someone sign them up… no one gets there alone! Ache! And so it is~

Peace, light and LOVE~

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