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 6th 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 led by Texas State University MFA candidates Leticia Urieta & Marilyse Figueroa, 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: coming soon!)

Attn. Youth: Due to great participant attendance, we recommend you email Barrio Writers to request an application to reserve your seat in the workshops.

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

Monday, July 18, 2016 1-4pm
University of Texas at Austin
Classroom 1.130, Gordon-White Building (GWB)
Map: Click here!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1-4pm
Classroom 1.130, Gordon-White Building (GWB)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1-4pm
Classroom 1.130, Gordon-White Building (GWB)
Poet Guest Speaker: Rene S. Perez II
Field Trip 4-6pm: To be determined

Thursday, July 21, 2016 1-4pm
Classroom 1.130, Gordon-White Building (GWB)
Guest Presenters: To be determined

Friday, July 22, 2016 1-4pm
Classroom 1.130, Gordon-White Building (GWB)
Field Trip 8-10pm: CantoMundo Poetry Reading at the MACC
More info coming soon!

Saturday, July 23, 2016 2-4pm - Live Reading
Keynote Speaker: Rene S. Perez II
Multipurpose Room 2.206, Gordon-White Building (GWB),
BW Live Reading Event Page: Coming soon!

Barrio Writers in Austin is supported & co-hosted by The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, Resistencia Bookstore and Save Our Youth, a project by Red Salmon Arts​.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.  Visit Austin at