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Voces Summer Institute: Accepting Applications

January 25, 2019 - May 17, 2019

Voces is a FREE month-long summer writing institute for teens (ages 15-18) presented each summer by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Teens spend 4 WEEKS IN JUNE writing, creating art, writing, learning from guest artists, writing,  sharing, writing, collaborating, writing, and reading/performing for peers and the public at two celebratory events. The program runs each weekend day in June from 9:30 am- 4 pm with a free lunch included. Voces is FREE.  Register by May 17: https://nhccnm.wufoo.com/forms/w150mzfo087z6fn/.  Limited to 15 students so grab your spot! #writingislife #voces2019 #keepwriting

During WEEK ONE (June 3-7) Voces students tour the NHCC’s art museum’s inspiring new exhibit “Qué Chola” and our breathtaking 4,000 square foot fresco, “Mundos de Mestizaje.”  Voces writers write in response to what they see, think and feel.  Then mural artist Helen Atkins takes the teens through visioning and creating a  mural at the NHCC. #quechola #muralart #writingislife #voces2019 #keepwriting

It’s all about monologues in WEEK TWO (June 10-14). Playwright Monica Sanchez will be the guest instructor who will help Voces writers create their own monologues and rehearse them for staged readings. #ilovemonolgue  #writingislife #voces2019 #keepwriting

ABQ Poet Laureate Michelle Otero will join Voces students in WEEK THREE (June 17-22) for a Bosque walk and to provide training for Voces teens in how to engage the elderly in poetry.  Voces writers also tour the NHCC’s Braceros exhibit and create a devised dance movement piece with the students from Manos under the guidance of artist-in-residence Yvonne Montoya and Safos Dance Theater. This week ends with a very cool Saturday, 2 pm performance and FLASH MOB with audience, led by Voces and Safos. @safosdance #dancedance #poetry #writingislife #voces2019 #keepwriting

During WEEK FOUR (June 24-28) Voces teens work with Faustino Villa to get ready for their public reading/performance on June 28th.  They’ll also screen their original Voces t-shirts and create/produce chapbooks of their writing. Chapbooks will be produced to give as gifts and to sell at the reading. Writers will also be finishing their prose and poetry for a Voces publication, which will be published in July.  For all four weeks, Voces writers receive feedback about their writing from their peers and guest writers. #publishedauthor #writingislife #voces2019 #keepwriting

FRIDAY, JUNE 28  – VOCES CELEBRATION will take place at 6 pm in the NHCC Bank of America Theatre. #performance #nostagefright #writingislife #voces2019 #keepwriting

REGISTER: https://nhccnm.wufoo.com/forms/w150mzfo087z6fn/   Apply early to secure your place!

Questions?  Contact Valerie Martínez at valerie.martinez@state.nm.us

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