Masters Class

6 WEEK WORKSHOP SERIES June 14-July 19, 2020

WFW meets Sunday’s 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19


FREE INTRO CLASS: Sunday, June 7, 2020, 1:00PM - 3:00PM





Writing from the Womb (WFW) was established in 2013 by Alicia Anabel Santos. Since then she has midwifed +93 students while nurturing hundreds of others as the founder of the NYC Latina Writers Group @nyclwg (Est. 2006). As the Writing Midwife, she has helped birth countless stories, essays and poems. For the first time, Anabel will be offering WFW the Masters Class. This will be a six-week writing intensive. You will have sixty pages of prose written by the end of the workshop. 

Who can attend? This class is designed as a continuing course for those who have taken the 9-week WFW workshops. If you have attended previous WFW sessions then you may signup. If you have never taken a WFW class YES you may attend, but you MUST have more than twenty pages written towards a manuscript. Anyone with a large amount of writing completed in a piece of work is welcome to attend. 
You will receive prompts from the instructor. You will create in a safe space. 
You will have a writing community online and via text where you support one another long after classes end. 
You will have a one on one with Alicia to discuss the revision plan and six-week writing goals. 

The course consists of craft lectures on revision and three workshops where you will be required to read a peer's work in progress and offer suggestions for revision. Any additional readings assigned on craft are optional. There will be no homework other than reading peer work and generating new pages, as well as editing and revising your own work. You are working on one project for six weeks. During Workshop ONE you will be required to read ten pages of someone else’s work and provide feedback. In preparation for the week SIX workshop, each writer will read sixty pages of a peer's work carefully and provide generous feedback. You will write a critique letter to the writer you read.



WEEK ONE - Writing Intensive

WEEK TWO - Workshop 

WEEK THREE - Writing Intensive

WEEK FOUR - Workshop 

WEEK FIVE - Writing Intensive

WEEK SIX - Workshop

Early bird rate $210 by June 7th

Early bird payment plan $35 per session if registered by June 7th. 


After June 7th 

WFW $330 / $55 per week


Ten page writing sample required!

Registration is closed.

Writing from the Womb

WFW is a workshop series designed to push writers to connect to the heart of their story. WFW focuses on your writing goals, setting clear intentions and hard deadlines. Using writing prompts and lectures on craft Alicia gently pushes 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 her privilege to be your Writing Midwife! For writers at all levels / Cross genres (This workshop is inclusive of all genders and open to the public) Workshops are made possible by Dominican Writers. 

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