Austin and Pflugerville Workshops

*Thanks to all the Barrio Writers who attended our virtual summer workshops! As we take new information and health/safety practices into account from the city and State of Texas, we will make decisions about future virtual and in-person programming. Stay tuned for more updates and announcements about 2021 summer programs. If you want updates for Fall 2020 events, follow us on Facebook or Instagram: @barriowriters.*

Barrio Writers Austin continues to partner with the Center for Latino Studies at the University of Texas in Austin to host a free 1-week summer writing program for youth 13-21 years old.  

Barrio Writers Pflugerville partners with the Pflugerville Public Library to host a free 1-week summer writing program for youth 13-18 years old. 

These college-level creative writing programs founded by Sarah Rafael Garcia are led by Program Co-Directors Leticia Urieta and Marilyse Figueroa along with UT students and other local community educators/artists which will provide youth with an opportunity to learn different forms of writing (poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, short stories, essay), (virtual) author's visits and field trips. 


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

Marilyse Figueroa,
BW Program Co-Director (Austin and Pflugerville)

Marilyse. V. Figueroa (they/ them/ theirs) is a proud queer detribalized Mexican-American and Boriken writer. They attained their Bachlor's of Arts in English Literature and Cultural Studies with a focus in Creative Writing at the University of Oklahoma and then completed their Master's of Fine Arts in Fiction at Texas State University. Marilyse has been teaching with Barrio Writers in Austin and San Marcos, Texas since 2016

Leticia Urieta,
BW Program Co-Director (Austin and Pflugerville)

Leticia Urieta (she/her) is a Tejana writer from Austin, TX. She is a teaching artist in the greater Austin community and a freelance writer. She is a graduate of Agnes Scott College and holds an MFA in Fiction writing from Texas State University.

BW Gabriella reads her work!


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