During one of my meditations I began praying for women I have met and for women I haven’t met. In that prayer I asked for you. I asked that women be sent to me who were finally ready to write something—anything! I started thinking about the many women who will end 2012 feeling like they haven’t accomplished the goals they’ve set for themselves. Perhaps there are women who will feel that they are too scared to leap, too afraid to try something new, questioning whether or not they should even write this story… questioning whether they are good enough…smart enough, skilled enough… worthy enough…
Take my hand… I am here to show you a different truth!
This class is for first time writers, published writers, unpublished writers, poets, songwriters, screenplay writers, playwrights, and LGBTQ writers—all writers. This is an opportunity to share space and energy with women from all over the United States and throughout the world!
2012 has been a year filled with so many blessings for me around my creativity and art, which is why I would like to give you a gift!
I am offering two separate writers workshops:
Part 1: Women of the World Writing Workshop – FREE WORKSHOP ~ 10/28/12 6pm-8pm
Part 2: Writing with Intention – Fee: $360.00 ~ 6 classes on Nov. 11, 18, 25 and Dec. 2, 9, 16
The Women Writing the World Writers Workshop is a FREE writing workshop being offered with the intention of providing a sacred space for women to gather virtually from all over to write together.
On Sunday, October 28, 2012 @ 6:00pm – 10:00pm EST
To register please email me at: Findingyourforce@gmail.com
In your email please include the following:
Once you are registered you will receive more details.
The Writing With Intention Workshop is a six-session writing intensive. In this workshop we get down to the business of writing. Here you will receive writing prompts and exercises to push you further in your writing practice. It is about Writing with Intention! When we sit down at our computers or in front of our journals do we set an intention for what it is we would like to explore in our stories? Do we ask our characters where they would like to take us? In this workshop we will begin at the beginning exploring our writing styles and process, discovering and listening to our voice, surrendering and trusting the process, story structure, re-writes and arriving to completion.
It is about being clear about what we are here to do… and getting right down to it! It’s about writing. As 2012 comes to a close I would be honored to support you in beginning or moving toward that thing you are dying to write. It’s about setting an INTENTION to move forward no matter what obstacles arise. Nothing before this moment matters.
Dates: Nov. 11, 18, 25 and Dec. 2, 9, 16
To register for Writing With Intention register on Paypal:
Refer questions to: Findingyourforce@gmail.com
PLEASE NOTE: Every person who registers (for either workshop) will be able to invite one guest to join you for FREE. I ask you to set an intention and choose someone special that you know has an untapped gift. Perhaps you would like to give someone this workshop as a gift for the holidays. Share this experience with someone who means the world to you.
I am so grateful to you for your constant love and support of my life mission of providing women with a sacred space to create.
About the Workshop Facilitator:
ALICIA ANABEL SANTOS
Alicia Anabel is a proud New York born writer who is passionate about writing works that empower and inspire women to find their voices, speak up and demand that they be respected. She is a 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 the world.
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 spent the past six years facilitating writer’s workshops.
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, The New School, 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)
Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA), Completed the Fiction Writing Workshop with Maaza Mengiste, University California, Berkeley (2012)
NYC Latina Writers Group, Founder & Writing Workshop Facilitator (2006 – present)