Spring Writing Workshops

ONLINE . All workshops begin week of April 12th NUEVO CURSO! ESCRITURA CREATIVA PARA PERSONAS MAYORES Instructor: C. Adán Cabrera ONLINE (seis sesiones de 2 horas) Jueves, 17.30 - 19.30 (horario a confirmar) 15 de abril al 20 de mayo 140€ *Descuento de 10% para alumnos que se apunten con un amigo


Este curso de 6 semanas está diseñado para personas mayores que tengan poca o ninguna experiencia en escritura creativa. A través de una serie de obras literarias seleccionadas y ejercicios de escritura creativa, exploraremos algunas cuestiones básicas y sus raíces filosóficas para ayudarnos a hacer un recorrido por las vivencias que hemos tenido hasta ahora y reflexionar sobre lo que nos puede traer el futuro. El curso culminará con una lectura especial de las historias, poemas y ensayos que los alumnos escriben durante el curso. El curso será en castellano, pero los alumnos y alumnas pueden escribir en castellano o catalán.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP FOR OLDER ADULTS

Instructor: C. Adán Cabrera ONLINE (six 2-hour sessions) Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:30pm (TBC)

April 14th - May 19th

140€

*10% returning students’ discount or if you sign up with a friend This 6-week course is designed for older adults who have limited experience in writing. Through a series of curated literary selections and writing exercises, we will explore a few basic questions and their philosophical roots to help us take a look back on the life we’ve lived thus far and to reflect on what time may bring in the future. The course will also culminate with a special online reading featuring stories, poems and essays that students write during the course.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP Instructor: C. Adán Cabrera ONLINE (eight 2-hour sessions) Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm

April 13th - June 1st

180€

*10% returning students’ discount or if you sign up with a friend

Students enrolled in this eight-week online course will learn (or review) the basics of a traditional creative writing workshop. This includes producing a piece of writing on a weekly basis which will be shared with the other workshop participants, who will then provide a thoughtful, written response with helpful feedback for the writer. In addition, participants will be assigned short readings to supplement their learning and be given short, tailored craft lessons (e.g. dialogue, plot, pacing, characterization, etc.) to improve their writing in preparation for publication. Moreover, students will also have the opportunity to publicly present their work at a special COLLAGE online reading at the course’s conclusion. This two-hour online workshop is designed for anyone who may have a limited literary background or writing experience or for more established writers seeking to get feedback on their work and join a vibrant writing community. For the most successful experience, previous writing experience is not required, but recommended.

INDIVIDUAL MANUSCRIPT CONSULTATION Instructor: C. Adán Cabrera ONLINE (90-minute individual sessions) Please contact us for pricing information

This online course is designed for fiction or nonfiction writers with a manuscript in progress. The writer will send the entire manuscript to the instructor before the course begins. The instructor will then thoroughly critique the manuscript, identify strengths as well as areas to consider for improvement and revision. This critique will be supplemented with craft exercises and readings specific to each student to work toward publication of the full-length work. Students will also have the opportunity to publicly present their work at a special COLLAGE online reading at the course’s conclusion. These 90-minute online manuscript consultations are designed for more established writers seeking to get feedback on their work and join a vibrant writing community. A working manuscript is required to enroll in this course. Please contact the instructor for more information.

About the instructor: C. ADÁN CABRERA, MFA is an American writer, translator and editor based in Barcelona. Among other publication credits, Carlos’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Switchback, The Acentos Review, From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction, BorderSenses, parentheses, 433 Magazine, Spanglish Voces, Carve Magazine and Kweli Journal. A 2011 Lambda Literary Fellow and 2nd place winner of the 2020 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, Carlos holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA. You can visit him online at www.cadancabrera.net


TESTIMONIALS from recent workshops: This class felt like Kismet to me. Carlos as a teacher was the perfect mix of touchy/feely, supportive and nurturing person mixed with great organization, specific goals, thought out curriculum, excellent resources provided and holding us and himself to timelines and objectives. I loved the format of the class, and Carlos' writing prompts were perfect for the personal goals I had in taking the class- to leave writings as an "Ethical Will" for my children/grandchildren. I am thrilled with my experience, and I love my writings that came out of it! Thank you!! Carlos is a warm, encouraging and kind teacher who was well prepared right from the start. He explained the course format clearly up front. He was punctual and prepared every week. I felt that he created a safe space where students felt comfortable sharing from the heart. This was helpful for me to feel comfortable in writing openly and very personally. I loved the small intimate class and discussions. I would definitely recommend him as a teacher and this course.


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