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July 2018
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Inside Songwriting Workshop with Changüí Majadero

July 29

3 pm

Join Changüí Majadero (before their performance for Domingos en Arte) in the History and Literary Arts Building to learn about how the band imagines, writes and puts music to lyrics.

New York Music Daily describes the band’s lyrics to Un Burro y un Elefante as a “wry, spot-on critique of American politics” and to Pa Cuba Me Voy as a “fearless political shout-out to the island.”  Where does songwriting start?  How does it make its way to music and song?

Inside Songwriting with Changüí Majadero is a free event but spaces are limited. Reserve your spot by July 25: https://nhccnm.wufoo.com/forms/m14m7ux1qi8wa7/.

 

August 2018

Write With Us!

August 15September 3

SHORT MYSTERY FICTION WORKSHOP (for beginning mystery writers).

Do you love reading a good mystery? Have you always wanted to write one? This eight-week fiction workshop is designed for writers who want to jump into the field of mystery fiction.  Inspired by The Hit List, an anthology of short mystery fiction by Latino/writers, you will start a new mystery story from scratch and receive valuable feedback for revision from your fellow writers. The workshop culminates with a public reading of your new story at the NHCC. Those writing in English as well as English/Spanish are welcome.

Instructor: Brenna Gomez is adjunct faculty at the University of New Mexico (UNM) where she teaches composition, creative writing, and in the freshmen learning community program. She received her MFA in fiction from UNM in 2016 and served as Editor in Chief of UNM’s national literary magazine, Blue Mesa Review. Her fiction has appeared in Prairie Schooner and is forthcoming in StoryQuarterly. Brenna was the recipient of a 2017 Hedgebrook residency and the 2015 Hispanic writer award for the UNM Summer Writers’ Conference in Santa Fe. She is also a staff reader for  Recommended Reading at Electric Literature and hosts author events Bookworks Albuquerque.

Eight weeks: August 15 – Sept 3, 2018
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Pre-register: https://nhcchistorylit.wufoo.com/forms/preregistration-nhcc-mystery-fictio-copy/

Deadline to register: FRIDAY, August 3, 2018
Workshop Fee: $250
Two Scholarships/per class are available for $125. First come-first served!

POETRY WORKSHOP (for intermediate/advanced writers)

Do you crave a community of fellow poets? Do you want to be inspired to write new work? This eight-week poetry workshop, for intermediate/advanced poets, is writing-intensive. You will be inspired by readings of Latino/poets as well as by helpful and supportive workshops and discussions. The course culminates with a public reading at the NHCC where poets share their new work. Poets writing in English as well as bilingual poets (English & Spanish) are welcome.

Instructor: Valerie Martínez is an award-winning poet whose book-length poem, Each and Her, won the Arizona Book Award and Honorable Mention in the International Latino Book Awards, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Award and The Ron Ridenhour Prize (among other awards).  Her work has been widely published in journals, magazines and anthologies. Martínez was the Poet Laureate of Santa Fe from 2008-2010.  Learn more:  www.valeriemartinez.net

Eight weeks: August 15 – Sept 3, 2018
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Pre-register: https://nhcchistorylit.wufoo.com/forms/preregistration-nhcc-poetry-workshop-copy/

Each workshop will culminate with a public reading at the NHCC.

Deadline to register: FRIDAY, August 3, 2018
Workshop Fee: $250
Two Scholarships/per class are available for $125. First come-first served!

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