Making Notes

Writing from the Womb (WFW) was established in 2013 by Alicia Anabel Santos. Since then she has midwifed +200 students while nurturing hundreds of others as the founder of the NYC Latina Writers Group @nyclwg (Est. 2006). As the Writing Midwife, she has helped birth countless stories, essays and poems. She offers WFW and WFW the master class (writing intensive) WFW is a nine-week creative writing workshop and WFW the Master Class is six-week writing intensive where my writers generate close to sixty pages of prose by the end of the workshop.

WFW is a virtual workshop series designed to push writers to connect to the heart of their story. WFW focuses on your writing goals, setting clear intentions and hard deadlines. Using writing prompts and lectures on craft Alicia gently pushes you to dive deeper, dig, and really live inside of your story. The womb is a sacred place. The womb is the place where we conceive and give birth to an idea, a dream, a song or a story. The womb is where the heart of our story resides and where we hold our truths and together we will write from this place. It is her privilege to be your Writing Midwife! For writers at all levels / Cross genres (This workshop is inclusive of all genders and open to the public). Limit of 15 participants.

WFW SCHEDULE:

WEEK ONE: Mapping the Story

WEEK TWO: Writing Legacy

WEEK THREE: STFU & Listen

WEEK FOUR: WORKSHOP ONE

WEEK FIVE: The Writers Life

WEEK SIX: Courage to Write

WEEK SEVEN: Writing History

WEEK EIGHT: WORKSHOP TWO

WEEK NINE: WORKSHOP THREE / Reading / Celebration

 

WFW INTENTION:

WFW the nine-week virtual creative writing workshop moves at a slower pace than the master class. This workshop is for writers at all levels (beginner to the seasoned writer). Who can attend? You are a writer seeking a supportive environment to generate new writing or get back to the page.    

 

WFW SESSIONS:

Each session combines craft essays, required readings, and writing assignments. CRITIQUE WORKSHOPS are required attendance. If you miss a session you will receive a link with the playback video

WFW EXPECTATIONS:

WFW and WFW MASTER CLASS courses consist of craft lectures on world-building, character and plot development, revision, and attending required workshops.

 

In preparation for all workshops, you will be required to read a peer's work in progress and offer suggestions for revision. Any additional readings assigned on craft are optional. There will be no homework other than reading peer work and generating new pages, as well as editing and revising your own work. You are working on one project. 

 

REFUND POLICY 

No refunds are offered. Registrants may only request a transfer credit for a future workshop* 

 

Workshop participants who have paid for a workshop and choose to withdraw must notify Alicia Anabel Santos within the drop period (first week of class) to receive a full credit (but not a refund). The credit must be used within one year to pay for another workshop and/or membership renewal. 

 

Workshop participants who cancel after the drop period will forfeit their full payment.

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Writing from the Womb

 

FREE INTRO CLASS:

Sunday, October 10, 2021

1:00PM - 3:00PM EST.

 

WRITING FROM THE WOMB

(For beginner, intermediate and advanced writers)

 

9 WEEK WORKSHOP SERIES

October 24th-December 19th, 2021

1:00PM-5:00PM EST.

 

WFW meets Sunday’s:

10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19