Tintero Projects brings you a series of writing workshops at Inprint this October, led by Houston’s top Latinx writers
The third of these four generative workshops will be led by Leslie Contreras Schwartz and will focus on personal narrative, writing to heal
Registration is free and open to the public, writers of color are especially encouraged to attend
1st hour – a “brainstorming session” to get the words together
2nd hour – instructor Leslie Contreras Schwartz will lead the way
Leslie Contreras Schwartz is a multi-genre writers poet, whose work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, PANK, Verse Daily, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal, among others. Her new collection of poems, Nightbloom & Cenote (St. Julian Press, May 2018), was a semi-finalist for the 2017 Tupelo Press Dorset Prize, judged by Ilya Kaminsky. She is the author of the poetry collection, Fuego (St. Julian, 2016), and is an Associate Editor at Four Way Review. She is a graduate of The Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and earned a bachelor’s at Rice University.
About Tintero Projects: Founded by poets Lupe and Jasminne Mendez, Tintero Projects/Proyectos Tintero aims to promote writing and reading opportunities for emerging Latinx poets and writers in the Houston/Galveston/Gulf Coast Region. Tintero Projects is the emerging writers’ arm of Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, focusing on creating workshop and open-mic opportunities in Spanish, English, Spanglish, Indigenous Languages, and Portuguese, and helping to establish a network of Latinx community-based writers. Currently, Tintero Projects hosts poetry readings in collaboration with local venues and organizations across the city of Houston to showcase the work of national and international Latinx/Latin American writers, hosts a biannual writing workshop series consisting of four sessions per month in the fall and in the spring, and provides a monthly open mic series. For more information click here.