Tuesdays, September 22 & September 29
both days 6 – 7:30 p.m. MT
Led by award-winning author Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, this generative workshop will explore the powerful possibilities of memory, experience and reflection inherent in the personal essay. Through a close study of traditional and more experimental expressions of narrative, participants will work towards creating and workshopping original work that is nuanced, complex and effectively written. Looking at work from writers like Maggie Nelson, Rebecca Solnit, Gloria Anzaldúa and others for inspiration, participants will look closely at their own lives to find the tremendous potential hidden in their stories.
Tuition is $60 for Aspen Writers Network (AWN) members, $120 for non-members.
Marcelo Hernandez Castillo is a poet, essayist, translator and immigration advocate. He is the author of the collection “Cenzontle,” which won the 2017 Poulin Jr. prize and the chapbook “Dulce.” His memoir, “Children of the Land,” is his most recent publication. His work has appeared or been featured in The New York Times, PBS Newshour, People Magazine en Español, The Paris Review, Fusion TV, Buzzfeed, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, New England Review and Indiana Review, among others. He currently teaches in the Low-Res MFA program at Ashland University.