CMAS to host 5th Annual Barrio Writers Live Reading in Austin!

The Center of Mexican American Studies (CMAS) has partnered with Barrio Writers to host a free 1-week summer writing program at The University of Texas at Austin!We invite all youth between 13-21 years old to participate in a week long college-level creative writing program founded by local author Sarah Rafael Garcia and co-taught by UT Grad Student Aileen Ford, 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! (1-week program event page: Click here!)

Attn. Youth: Due to great participant attendance, we recommend you email Barrio Writers to request an Application to reserve your seat in the workshops.

This year we are limited to only 25 youth participants, please sign-up!

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

Monday, July 13, 2015 1-4pm
University of Texas at Austin
Classroom 1.130, Gordon-White Building (GWB)
Map: Click here!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 1-4pm
Classroom 1.130, Gordon-White Building (GWB)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 1-4pm
Classroom 1.130, Gordon-White Building (GWB)
Poet Guest Speaker: CantoMundo Poets
Field Trip 4-6pm: Benson Collection – Anzaldua Exhibit

Thursday, July 16, 2015 1-4pm
Classroom 1.130, Gordon-White Building (GWB)
Guest Presenters: LULAC

Friday, July 17, 2015 1-4pm
Classroom 1.130, Gordon-White Building (GWB)
Field Trip 8-10pm: CantoMundo Poetry Reading at the MACC
Click here for more info!

Saturday, July 18, 2015 1-4pm – Live Reading
Multipurpose Room 2.206, Gordon-White Building (GWB),
BW Live Reading Event Page: Click Here!

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

For more information or to register for our FREE workshops, call Barrio Writers at 512-537-2751 or email us at [email protected].