2016 TSWW Seminar Series

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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.