Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Macondo Public Events

Please join us in San Antonio, Texas! 

All events are free except the Sandra Cisneros Benefit Reading.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 6:30–8:30pm
Macondo 2018 Faculty Reading

Reyna Grande, Fiction Workshop Leader
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke Poetry Workshop Leader
Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Creative Nonfiction Workshop Leader

San Antonio Central Library
Latino Collection Resource Center
600 Soledad Street, San Antonio

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 8-10pm
Open Mic featuring Macondo participants

Viva Tacoland
103 W. Grayson St, San Antonio

FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018
2-5:30pm Seminars: The Act of Writing

2-3:30pm, Writing the Spirit: Spiriting the Writer, Norma Cantú, Writer and Professor

4-5:30pm, Translation as a Generative Strategy for Writing, John Pluecker, Poet

Modular B, Room B1G
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
One University Way
SanAntonio, Texas, 78224

7-9pm, Sandra Cisneros Benefit Reading for the Macondo Writers Workshop
Suggested donation: $20

Books will be sold and signed by Cisneros at the event. Credit cards only.
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
One University Way
SanAntonio, Texas, 78224

2-5:30pm, Seminars: Publishing and Submitting Your Work

2-3:30pm, Publisher’s Panel, Juan Tejeda, Aztlan Libre Press

4-5:30pm, Hitting Send: Literary Submissions Strategies, Tisha Reichle, Writer

Modular B, Room B1G
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
One University Way
SanAntonio, Texas, 78224


The Macondo Writers Workshop is an association of socially-engaged writers working to advance creativity, foster generosity, and serve community. Named after the town in Gabriel García Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, the workshop gathers writers from all genres who work on geographic, cultural, economic, gender, and spiritual borders.

Macondo began in 1995 when Sandra Cisneros, founder, gathered a group of 12 participants around her kitchen table in San Antonio, Texas, to meet informally for rigorous writing workshops. Today, Macondo has over two hundred lifetime members--affectionately referred to as Macondistas. Macondo is a space for intense artistic and cultural creativity where writers, artists, thinkers, scholars, and critics inspire and challenge one another in order to incite change in their respective communities.

Macondo’s success is largely due to the commitment of Cisneros, a literary champion who has worked tirelessly to foster new voices—voices often overlooked by the established literary world. In addition to the cultural and literary partners of the greater San Antonio community, Macondo has also relied on the commitment of its previous participants—many who return as teachers and volunteers each summer.

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