Writing in English outside the Anglosphere (especially if it’s your second language) brings a special set of pleasures and challenges to the table. As a language of globalization, with no centralized regulator, English is for many a tool of artistic expression and dialogue.
This workshop is intended for beginning and experienced writers who want to practice a variety of literary tools, and receive constructive, personalized feedback. The workshop can accommodate people who have no experience. Seasoned writers in search of razor-sharp feedback are also welcome.
Carve out a moment of your week and write in the company of fellow explorers. Whether you have a clear book project in mind or are looking for your style, the workshop is a means of expediting your progress. You can bring poems, short stories, plays, and movie scripts; you can mish-mash genres as you prefer.
Using well-known literary pieces, the instructor will offer an overview of the craft’s technical (and often invisible) aspects, while also providing exercises to trigger the participant’s writerly drive.
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Instructor: José Luis Rico
A sample of the instructor’s work in English is available here:
- “Helsinki”, published in Harvard Review (2020)
- “Port,” published in Skidrow Penthouse (2013, pages 224-226)
For information about time and place,
José Luis Rico
Writer and translator