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NATIONAL LATINX

WRITERS GATHERING

About the NLWG, from the Opening Ceremony

As a result of the "Money for Writers/Dinero para escritores" sessions at the 2020 gathering, we are sharing the list of resources presented in those sessions.

ABOUT

One hundred and thirty-eight Latinx writers in all genres. Twenty-seven sessions. Three days in October.

 

The first-ever National Latinx Writers Gathering, “Sembrando y Soñando,” took place October 16-18, 2020. As a result of the new coronavirus, all weekend events were virtual.

 

The first year of this unprecedented convening of Latinx writers emphasized community-building, connection, and experiential collaboration--determined by a national survey of Latinx writers who expressed what they want from a first conference of this kind. The first event will also determine the shape and content of annual Latinx convenings in the future--an undertaking we will co-create together.

The 2021 NLWG will take place October 14-17, 2021. Mark your calendars!

We are grateful to the following organizations and individuals who made the first convening possible: National Hispanic Cultural Center (History and Literary Arts Program), Letras Latinas, Latinx Writers Caucus, City of Albuquerque, Artful Life, the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Planning Committee Members:  Valerie Martínez, Francisco Aragon, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Luisa Caycedo-Kimura, Tammy Gomez, Tanesia Hale-Jones, Sutherland Jaramillo, Christy Leos, Elise McHugh, Cassandra Osterloh, Rubén Quesada, Sara Rivera, and Monica Sanchez

 
 
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS!

Saturday, May 8, 2021/11AM (MST), Live via Zoom

 

Money for Writers/Grant Writing for Latinx Writers -Tips from Successful Grantees 

 

Workshop fee: $20. Register here.

Deadline to register: Monday, April 12, 2021

Learn more

Saturday, June 12, 2021/11AM (MST), Live via Zoom

Money for Writers/Beyond Teaching: Out-of-the-Box Writing Gigs and Getting Them Funded

Workshop fee: $20. Register here

Deadline to register: Monday, May 10, 2021

Learn more

Eight week workshop: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 14, 21, 2021/11 am MDT, Live via Zoom

Latinx Teen Workshop: “Writing for Video Games: Narrative Design for Interactive Worlds”

Workshop Limit: 18. First-come, first-served. Fee: $100 Register here.

Learn more

 

2020 GATHERING SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

Click on titles to see session descriptions

9 AM - 1 PM PT

Programs Serving Latinx Writers: Four separate one-hour informational sessions (9-1) with programs serving Latinx writers: Letras Latinas, Latinx Writers Caucus, VONA, and National Endowment for the Arts

1 PM PT

Opening Ceremony: "Sembrando: Hope, Healing,Growth," directed by Monica Sanchez

2 PM PT

NOON PT

Writers Ages 18-25:

Discussion (Tatiana Prieto, University of New Mexico)

Open to all Latinx Writers

Ages 18-25, no conference registration required!  RSVP.

3 PM PT

Dinero para Escritores:

en español

5 PM PT

Hosted Dinners. Small group will dine in the online homes of hosts. Open mic included.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

Click on titles to see session descriptions

9 -11 AM PT

Programs Serving Latinx Writers: Two separate one-hour informational sessions with programs serving Latinx writers, with Macondo and Duende District

1 PM PT

11 AM PT

Money for Writers: Gather to discuss your financial needs as Latinx writers

2 PM PT

NOON PT

Writers Ages 17 and Under: 

Discussion (Anne Lechuga-Kanapilly, Amy Biehl HS, and Sarah Peralta, NM School for the Arts) - Open to all Latinx Writers Ages 17 and under, no conference registration required!

RSVP

3 PM PT

Genre gatherings:

Poetry, Nonfiction, Children's, Playwriting in separate groups

4 PM PT

Genre gatherings:

Young Adult/Middle Grades,

Fiction, Hybrid/Multi-Genre in separate groups

6 PM PT

Music and Dancing online

with BARACUTANGA!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18

Click on titles to see session descriptions

9 AM PT

11 AM PT

10 AM PT

1 PM PT

3 PM PT

Closing Ceremony: “Soñando Social," directed by Monica Sanchez

 

Questions?  Please contact us: HLA.Admin@state.nm.us

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