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Contemplating Mortality to Fuel Your Writing Practice
$45.00 – $90.00
The fees from ABC’s adult writing workshops subsidize our free writing programs for kids, whose work is collected in a yearly anthology, and pay our adult workshop instructors. A limited number of seats in each class are reserved for scholarships, which cover 100% of tuition-fees and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome, and we especially encourage BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ writers to apply.
This three-hour virtual workshop will primarily feature discussions and writing exercises centered on mortality, life, and writing goals. The intent is to move away from fear and towards truth, to sit comfortably or uncomfortably with reminders of our mortality, to both grieve and celebrate our losses, and to strategize how a realistic but peaceful relationship with our mortality can fuel us as artists.
Please note: Several tasks will be assigned in preparation for the workshop. Please register with enough time (at least 7 days) to be able to complete assignments.
This Austin Bat Cave adult writing workshop is open to writers of all levels and is limited to 30 students.
About the Instructor
ire'ne lara silva
ire’ne lara silva is the author of three poetry collections, furia, Blood Sugar Canto, and CUICACALLI/House of Song, an e-chapbook, Enduring Azucares, and a short story collection, flesh to bone, which won the Premio Aztlán. She and poet Dan Vera are also the co-editors of Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands, a collection of poetry andessays. ire’ne is the recipient of a 2017 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant, the final recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, and was the Fiction Finalist for AROHO’s 2013 Gift of Freedom Award. Most recently, ire’ne was awarded the 2021 Texas Institute of Letters Shrake Award for Best Short Nonfiction. ire’ne is currently working on her first novel, Naci, and a second collection of short stories titled, the light of your body. More at: irenelarasilva.wordpress.com