On Saturday November 17th, from 1pm - 3pm, join us for an historic occasion: La Sopa NYC: The School of Poetic Arts Community Writing Workshops taking place in the first venue we imagined as their home, at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
Our next session features Mexican-American Author and Educator, Dr. Melissa Castillo Planas with a discussion on writing with the intent to publish!
We are starting 4 community writing sessions during the period of mid- November through mid- December that will explore and give voice to personal and societal issues from the perspectives of writers of color and otherwise marginalized writers.
We dedicate this season to former SlamMaster and Capicu family member, Keith Roach.
This series is a unique opportunity where writers from various generations of the African and Latinidad diaspora are teaching in the place most beloved in historical context for our voices.
The first 3 workshops will focus on craft, the capstone workshop will focus on social media marketing for artists and entrepreneurs.
La Sopa NYC @
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Sat Nov 17th, 1pm - 3pm
236 East 3rd St.
$20 Each Session,
includes access to class blog
Subway: F to 2 Ave
J/M to Essex St
About Our facilitator:
Dr. Melissa Castillo Planas is a Mexican- American writer, poet and postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. She is the author of the poetry collection Coatlicue Eats the Apple, editor of the anthology, ¡Manteca!: An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets, co-editor of La Verdad: An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades and co-author of the novel, Pure Bronx. .
Her current book project, forthcoming with Rutgers University Press' new Global Race and Media series, A Mexican State of Mind: New York City and the New Borderlands of Culture, examines the creative worlds and cultural productions. Currently, teaching English at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York.