Workshop Series: Writing to my Ancestors
This workshop will focus on lessons learned and passed on to us from our Elders from Grandmothers, Mothers, Aunts, Godmothers, and Mentors. How these powerful figures influenced and nurtured us? What life experience or lessons did they pass on that we have instilled in our daily lives? Join us for a day of free writing facilitated by our invited authors, Theresa Varela and Wendy Angulo. This is an inter-generational workshop. All are welcomed!
Saturday June 20, 2020 Workshop
Facilitator: Theresa Varela
Award-winning Puerto Rican author Theresa Varela was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She is the recipient of International Latino Book Awards for Covering the Sun with My Hand in 2015, Nights of Indigo Blue: A Daisy Muñiz Mystery in 2016, and Graciella la Gitana Oracle/ Oráculo de Graciella la Gitana in 2019. Dr. Varela holds a PhD in Nursing Research and Theory Development, and currently works with the mentally ill homeless population in New York City. She is a member of Las Comadres Para las Americas, and is on the Advisory Board of the Latina 50 Plus program. She is co-founder of La Pluma y La Tinta, a writers’ workshop. Her blog, LatinaLibations on Writing and All Things of the Spirit, can be found at www.theresavarela.com