Latest News for Barrio Writers in Austin:
For more information or to register for our FREE workshops, call Barrio Writers at 512-537-2751. All writing workshop participants will be offered FREE daily bus passes throughout the 1-week summer program.

CMAS to host 5th Annual
Barrio Writers Live Reading in Austin!

The Center of Mexican American Studies (CMAS) has partnered with Barrio Writers to host a free 1-week summer writing program at The University of Texas at Austin!

We invite all youth between 13-21 years old to participate in a week long college-level creative writing program founded by local author Sarah Rafael Garcia and taught by MFA Grad Student Reyes Ramirez, which will provide youth with an opportunity to learn different forms of writing (poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, short stories, essay), a path to college and free cultural arts field trips! (1-week program event page: Event page to be added soon!)

TBA - Late June
Barrio Writers Info Session & Registration
w/ Sarah Rafael Garcia at Resistencia Bookstore

1-week Writing Workshops
(participants must attend all 5 days)

Monday, July 13, 2015 1-4pm
Location/Details TBA

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 1-4pm
Location/Details TBA
Field Trip 4-6pm: TBA

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 1-4pm
Location/Details TBA
Poet Guest Speaker: TBA

Thursday, July 16, 2015 1-4pm
Location/Details TBA
Friday, July 17, 2015 1-4pm
Location/Details TBA
Field Trip 8-10pm: CantoMundo Poetry Reading at the MACC

Saturday, July 18, 2015 3-6pm - Live Reading Location/Details TBA at UTEvent Page: to be added soon!

Barrio Writers in Austin is supported & co-hosted by The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), Red Salmon Arts and Resistencia Bookstore.

For more information or to register for our FREE workshops, call Barrio Writers at 512-537-2751 or email us at