Austin and Pflugerville Workshops

For Summer, 2022, Barrio Writers Austin and Pflugerville workshops will be back in person! As we take new information and health/safety practices into account from the city and State of Texas, we will make decisions about future programming. 

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. This workshop will take place on July 11th-16th, 1-4pm each day with a Live Reading on Saturday, July 17th from 1-3pm. To register for the Austin Barrio Writers 2022 in-person summer workshop, click here. 

Barrio Writers Pflugerville partners with the Pflugerville Public Library to host a free 1-week in-person summer writing program for youth 13-18 years old. This workshop will take place at the Pflugerville library  on July 18th-22nd, 1-3pm each day with a Live Reading on Saturday, July 23rd from 12-3pm. To register for the Pflugerville Barrio Writers 2022 in-person summer workshop, click here. 


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. 

 

Direct questions to barriowritersaustin@gmail.com

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. 

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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

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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!