October 19, 2011

Creative Writing Workshop with Award-Winning Author, Reyna Grande

Full disclosure: Reyna Grande is one of my clients! Having said that, I think that this writing workshop with this award-winning author—whom, I also happen to know is exacting in the way she approaches her craft, and extremely generous with others—represents a fantastic opportunity for aspiring authors. The fact that the tuition is so affordable only adds to this workshop's appeal in my mind, so I just had to share, which is why I asked Reyna to send me the details and here they are:

What: Creative Writing Workshop with Award-Winning Author, Reyna Grande.
When: 4 Tuesdays, Nov. 1 to Nov. 22 @6:30pm
Where: Private residence, East Whittier (Los Angeles County)
Who: Anyone who is looking for a supportive environment, guidance, and encouragement.
How Much: $100.00 for four sessions

Contact Reyna Grande at reynagrande@gmail.com for more information about the classes. If you are working on a fiction or creative non-fiction project and are looking for feedback on your work, and/or would like to learn more about the craft of writing, then this class is for you! Space is limited!

About the Author:
Reyna Grande is the author of Across a Hundred Mountains (Atria), which received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlan Literary Award, and a Latino Books Into Movies Award. Her second novel, Dancing with Butterflies (Atria) was the recipient of a Latino Book Award. She is a sought-after speaker, educator, and event organizer. Visit her website at www.reynagrande.com

October 11, 2011

Help Found a Latino Bookstore in NYC's El Barrio!

I know that I have not posted in a while, and I apologize that my first post in some time comes with a request. But in fact, it is the importance of this request that has inspired me to get back to blogging, despite a packed schedule.

I just funded 'La Casa Azul Bookstore' on IndieGoGo. There is a video on the site that makes the case for this cause better than I ever could, and I encourage you to take a look. Aurora is a hard worker, to say the least, and I know that she will make this East Harlem LATINO bookstore just fabulous! I know that times are tough, but this is an important project for all of us who care so much about Latino literature. More distribution of our books means more readers, means more quality books written by Latino authors. We are all connected.

Check out the video, and contribute if you can, here:

And whether you contribute or not, please let others know about this campaign. Aurora is on a tight deadline; she has exactly two weeks from today to raise a total of $40,000. Why? Because if she does, an anonymous contributor will match that amount, dollar for dollar, and make her dream of opening a Latino Bookstore in East Harlem possible!