About BW

Barrio Writers was founded by Sarah Rafael García, author of Las Niñas: A Collection of Childhood Memories, in June 2009.

The Barrio Writers program consists of free workshops & additional "Café
Hours" (one-on-one tutoring) throughout the academic summer break & monthly cultural arts events during the school year for teens. Through these workshops & events, students will build their skills in reading, grammar, creative writing and freedom of expression through the cultural arts.

One goal of the program is to publish an anthology collection of written works demonstrating the diverse backgrounds of teenagers. All profits from the book will be returned to the Barrio Writers program for future years. The long-term goal is to publish a new edition each year with hopes that more neighborhoods will adopt the program.

The writing workshops are designed to empower the teenage community while establishing a self-sufficient educational program that will represent community pride, perseverance & endless possibilities for following generations.


For more information view our Barrio Writers program!

Summer 2009 Barrio Writers First Edition!




Summer 2010 Barrio Writers