Reconnecting to the Body with Leticia Urieta


6-week online Open-Genre Workshop — 10 students

Time & Date:
Mondays, 7:00 — 9:00 pm
April 6th — May 11th


Member Price: $150.00*

A limited number of spots in each workshop are reserved for a special scholarship rate. Apply for a scholarship here, and for more information on payment plans, please email emily@austinbatcave.org.

The body carries our stories, but sometimes delving into these stories can be difficult and painful to navigate. We have to engage in acts of radical and deep reflection to fully embody and write about the traumas, beauty, pain and healing that our bodies are capable of holding.

This six-week online workshop will ask you to engage in these acts of radical reflection in order to explore your relationships to the body through free writing, memoir and poetry. We will explore how writers embody their experiences through poetry and prose by studying contemporary poets and writers who are engaging with discussions about the body and chronic illness, pain, trauma and healing. Participants will be given the opportunity to generate new work as well as to engage with their own work (or ideas) in progress. This workshop will also help participants to engage more deeply with their writing and to learn how to effectively respond to and critique the work of their peers.

Participants will be asked to submit one short piece to the instructor as well as to one another in peer groups, depending on the class size, to receive structured feedback.

*applies to Literary Superstar Membership Level only

This class is open to writers at all levels.

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About the Instructor:

Leticia Urieta is a proud Tejana writer from Austin, TX. She works as a teaching artist in the Austin community and is the Regional Program Manager at Austin Bat Cave. She is a graduate of Agnes Scott College and holds an MFA in Fiction writing from Texas State University. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Cleaver, Chicon Street Poets, Lumina, The Offing, Kweli Journal, Medium, Electric Lit and others. Her chapbook, The Monster, is out now from LibroMobile Press. She is currently at work completing her novel that tells the story of a Mexican soldadera caught up in the march to Texas during Texas’ war with Mexico.

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