Santa Ana


Latest News for Barrio Writers in Santa Ana/OC:

All writing workshop participants will be offered a free copy of Flower, Grand, First by local poet Gustavo Hernandez and any writing supplies needed. For more information, email

Barrio Writers - Virtual 2021

We invite all youth between 13-21 years old to participate in a week long college-level creative writing program led by BW Writing Advisors Elvia Susana Rubalcava, a local Chicana writer and playwright and Adelin Tiburcio, a first generation college graduate from Chapman University - both from Santa Ana. The workshops will provide youth with an opportunity to learn different forms of writing (poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, short stories, essay), a path to college, a live reading by local poet Gustavo Hernandez and a free cultural arts field trip!

1-week Writing Workshops
(participants must attend all 5 days, all times are in PST)

Monday, July 26, 2021

1-4pm Via Zoom Link


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

1-4pm Via Zoom Link

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

1-4pm Via Zoom Link

Thursday, July 29, 2021

1-4pm Via Zoom Link + Optional In-Person Museum Visit

Friday, July 30, 2021

1-4pm Via Zoom Link

13th Annual Barrio Writers Live Reading

2-4pm PST Saturday, July 31, 2021

@ LibroMobile in Santa Ana/OC


FB Event Page: Click Here!

Barrio Writers in Santa Ana/OC is supported in part by LibroMobile Arts Cooperative and the California Arts Council.

Elvia Susana Rubalcava, BW Writing Advisor
Adelin Tiburcio, BW Writing Advisor
Joel Medina, BW Program Director