Barrio Writers

August 7-12, 2017

Free writing workshops & cultural arts field trips

Barrio Writers aims to empower teens through creative writing, higher education and cultural arts.

Students age 13-21: Join our weeklong college-level creative writing program hosted by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Learn & practice different forms of writing (poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, short stories, essay), learn about pathways to college, and take field trips.

Join our Live Reading August 12, 2017. Details here (docx)

Barrio Writers will take place at the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center (map). The Garcia Center is a part of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

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Learn more about the Barrio Writers project, which began in 2009.

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Visit Origins Journal Project Amplify to learn more about Barrio Writers and read poetry written by 2016 participants, including one from here in Corpus Christi (Barrio Writers has 8 total chapters, 1 in California and 7 in Texas).