Participants will be given flexible space to imagine, experiment and refine their craft. Writers should be prepared to discover their creativity through discussion, peer to peer mentoring, writing sparks, book sharing, and guest author talks. Writers are welcome to bring working pieces, exciting writing prompts, and examples of stellar work to share.
A $5/drop-in fee is collected to bring in guest authors and fund special writers’ events.
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For more information, please contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831.636.2787
More about the Facilitator
Amanda Chiado is the author of Vitiligod: The Ascension of Michael Jackson (Dancing Girl Press, 2016). Her poem “The Devil’s Taken his Dress Off” won the Molotov Cocktail Shadow Poetry Award. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart, and Best of the Net. Her poetry and fiction has garnered support from Squaw Valley, The Creative Capacity Fund, and The Highlights Foundation. She holds a teaching credential, and degrees from the University of New Mexico and California College of the Arts where she was the poetry editor for Eleven Eleven. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in Best New Poets, Paper Darts, Witness, Cimarron Review, Fence, and It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip Hop, among others. She is the Program Manager for the San Benito County Arts Council, is an active California Poet in the Schools, and edits for Jersey Devil Press and Tattoo Highway. She lives with her husband and two children in rural Hollister, California where she sings, dances and collects horror-movie memorabilia. Get weirder at www.amandachiado.com