Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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Please email patri@email.arizona.edu to be put on the waitlist. 

Saturday: April 25, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Meetings will be in the Poetry Center Conference Room 207. 

Registration for this class opens December 6, 2019.

What does it take to write from the inside out? And why would anyone want to anyway? It’s too painful. I’ll think about it later. Maybe in two years. When I retire. When my children leave home. When I have more time. When I feel better. When when when?

Now is the time to work those stories, tell that tale, dance that dance, climb that peak, walk headstrong into that valley, perhaps slide down that abyss a gatas maybe crawling like a baby, perhaps unsure, but daring,, and do it without fear. Okay, you can be afraid, but not for too long. Once we start writing, we learn to cast aside doubt and take that little child that is our story, that little demon boy or girl, the overprotective grandmother or stern grandfather, that cautious smothering mother and hard unforgiving father and set him or her down and say, “I know you asked me not to write about you. Sorry, but I have to.”

In this intensive workshop led by Denise Chávez we will explore and then gather the stories that reside in the deepest part of our bones, in that interior place that is Marrow. Core. Heart. Soul. Spirit. Essence. Substance. Center.

This is an exercise driven, no-holds- barred workshop for new writers, seasoned writers, all of us a little battle-scarred, but clearer and more resilient as a result of the Journey.

Let's laugh a lot and cry a little bit.

Our stories will make us strong.