TODOS SANTOS WRITERS WORKSHOP SEMINAR PROGRAM
JANUARY 25 – 29, 2016
Casa de la Cultura “Profe Nestor” Calle Benito Juarez, Centro
Monday, January 25 3:00 – 5:00PM
Jonathan Penner – THIS WORLD IS YOURS: THE POWER OF POINT OF VIEW Point of view rules in imaginative writing as it rules in life. Join novelist Jonathan Penner as he shows how you can use point of view — the craft at the heart of writing — to transform your world into your work.
7:00 – 9:00PM – TSWW SALUTES TODOS SANTOS WRITERS
* at the Hotel California
A reading by local novelists Ray Avery Bartlett (Sunsets of Tulum) and Tony Irons (Hoover’s Children, Dengman Gap), and poet Greg Mahrer (A Provisional Map of the Lost Continent)
Tuesday, January 26 7:00 – 9:00PM
Christopher Merrill – THE FORGOTTEN LANGUAGE: WRITING AND NATURE Merrill will focus on the sense of discovery and the relationship between humankind and nature, offering a consciousness-raising awareness of the threats to our environment.
Wednesday, January 27 7:00 – 9:00PM
Bruce Berger – COLLECTING THE WORLD: AN ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER’S LIFE Nonfiction writer and poet Bruce Berger will offer personal insights into his work and his views on the planet’s environmental crises as they affect the writer’s life after decades of exploration and friendship in Baja California.
Thursday, January 28 3:00 – 5:00PM
WHAT YOUR AGENT CAN (and can’t) DO FOR YOU Jeanne McCulloch: Moderator
Meg Thompson, Cindy Uh, Andrea Barzvi It is often said that the author-agent relationship is like a marriage. New York City-based literary agents Meg Thompson and Cindy Uh (Thompson Literary) and Andrea Barzvi (Empire Literary), in discussion with TSWW director Jeanne McCulloch, will talk all about their roles in the literary profession—and answer many questions.
Friday, January 29 7:00 – 9:00PM
EARTH NEEDS WRITERS! HOW LITERATURE IMPACTS THE ENVIRONMENT LA TIERRA NECESSITA ESCRITORES! Cómo las letras pueden afectar al medio ambiente
Viviane Mahieux: Moderator
Bruce Berger, Christopher Merrill, Bryan Jáuregui, Heriberto Parra
Bi-lingual discussion on the environmental crisis, from climate change around the world to local challenges in BCS, and how writers can respond effectively through journalism, fiction, poetry and other literary forms.