Tintero Projects brings you a series of writing workshops at Inprint this October, led by Houston’s top Latinx writers
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 – Guest writer Natasha Carrizosa will lead the way
In 2013, Natasha Carrizosa won the National Poetry Award for multi-cultural poet of the year. She is a poet, writer, and spoken word artist. Her work is deeply rooted in her childhood and life experiences. Raised as the daughter of an African-American mother and Mexican father, her writing reflects the dichotomy of these two rich cultures. She is a published author of several projects – including heavy light, mejiafricana, and Of Fire and Rain (co-authored with Joaquin Zihuatanejo). She has performed her work and conducted workshops for audiences in Madrid, Paris, St. Lucia, New York, Chicago, Houston and countless other cities.
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.