Barrio Writers 1-Week Summer Writing Program in Austin


18 July 2016 at 1 PM-23 Jul 2016 at 4 PM

The Center of Mexican American Studies has partnered with Barrio Writers to host a free 1-week summer writing program at University of Texas in Austin!

We invite all youth between 13-21 years old to participate in a 1- week long college-level creative writing program founded by Sarah Rafael Garcia and led by MFA candidates Leticia Urieta and Marilyse Figueroa, along with UT students Ariana Brown and Manuel Galaviz and local community educators/artists which will provide youth with an opportunity to learn different forms of writing (poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, short stories, essay), a path to college and free cultural arts field trips, along with a 1-week bus pass!

Attn. Youth: Due to great participant attendance, we recommend you register online at or email Barrio Writers to reserve your seat in the workshops!

(This Year we are limiting to only 25 youth participants)

Register online too: or for more info call (512) 537-2751 and/or email [email protected].

1-week Writing Workshops (participants must attend all 5 days)

Monday, July 18, 2016 1-4pm
University of Texas at Austin
Classroom 1.130, Gordon-White Building (GWB)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1-4pm
Classroom 1.130, Gordon-White Building (GWB)
Field Trip 4-6pm: TBA

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1-4pm
Classroom 1.130, Gordon-White Building (GWB)
Guest Author: Rene S. Perez II, author of “Seeing Off the Johns”

Thursday, July 21, 2016 1-4pm
Classroom 1.130, Gordon-White Building (GWB)

Friday, July 22, 2016 1-4pm
Classroom 1.130, Gordon-White Building (GWB)
Field Trip 8-10pm: CantoMundo Poetry Reading at the MACC

Saturday, July 23, 2016 2-4pm – Live Reading
Multipurpose Room 2.206, Gordon-White Building (GWB),
Event Page: To Be Added Soon!

Barrio Writers in Austin is supported & co-hosted by The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, Resistencia Bookstore and Save Our Youth, a project by Red Salmon Arts.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at