Writing with Alicia Anabel
Time & Location
November 24th-Calladita te ves mas Bonita Writing with Rage
“Calladita te ves mas bonita. You look more beautiful silent.” Womyn writers are often met with resistance when they write about subjects that go against the status quo or express unpopular opinions. Some writers are afraid to write on subjects worried about “lo que dirán.” In many ways, this mutes the writer. Many womyn have been taught that it is best we say less and never mind express their anger. “Calladita te ves mas bonita” is a way of restricting and silencing womyn writers. This workshop dispels the myth that womyn are prettier when they stay silent and that somehow anger makes them ugly. In this workshop, we will look at texts written by womyn writers and release our rage on the page. (This workshop is inclusive of all genders)
December 1st-Life, Death, Rebirth and Writing Memoir
Writing her memoir almost killed Anabel but she wrote it anyway—and in a month. Alicia Anabel Santos will take you through the memoir-writing process with gentle and not-so-gentle prompts and exercises that will help you dig for the stories that must be told. For writers at all levels. (This workshop is inclusive of all genders)
December 8th-Writing from the Womb (WFW) Part 1 & Part 2
WFW is designed to push writers to connect to the heart of their story. WFW focuses on your writing goals, setting clear intentions and hard deadlines. She will gently, push you to dive deeper, dig, and really live inside of your story. The womb is a sacred place. The womb is the place where we conceive and give birth to an idea, a dream, a song or a story. The womb is where the heart of our story resides and where we hold our truth and together we will write from this place. It is my privilege to be your Writing Midwife! For writers at all levels / Cross genres (This workshop is inclusive of all genders)
Workshops are made possible by a generous grant from Poets & Writers!
$45 per workshop
$150 for all four (discount of $30)
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Alicia Anabel Santos is a Writer, Producer, Playwright, Speaker, Activist, Teaching Artist, Afrolatina Lesbian Storyteller and Priestess. She was born in Brooklyn and is a proud Dominican Writer. Founder of the New York City Latina Writers Group and is the 2018 recipient of the BRIO Award (Bronx Recognizes its Own) for fiction. She is a Cave Canem and VONA Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation alum. In 2011, she published her memoir, Finding Your Force: A Journey to Love and her one-woman show I WAS BORN was part of the ONE Festival in New York. In 2008 Anabel joined Creador Pictures, as the Writer & Producer for the documentary series Afrolatinos The Untaught Story. She is currently working on a historical fiction memoir where she merges prose, poetry and witchcraft, and is simultaneously working on “I.D.G.A.F - I Don’t Give a Fuck”, a memoir that dissects three generations of rage. These days she can be found writing with senior citizens in the Bronx and Manhattan. She attended New York University and lives with her partner in the Bronx, New York.