2011, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

OCCA has been promoting writing, publishing, and hosting spoken word events since 2011 and now offers professional development opportunities in editing & workshop instruction.


  • One Anthology Book Published by Floricanto Press
  • Three Anthology Chapbooks
  • Twenty-Eight Individual Chapbooks
  • Sixteen Workshops
  • Thirty-Five Writers
  • One Artist, Two Graphic Artists
  • One Photographer
  • ​Calaveras Literarias workshop & chapbook 2020

Register for Voces Lit Program Opportunities

Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts

VOCES Chapbook & Lit Seminar

Purpose: To promote writing and publishing of new works.

The writer's workshops are led by authors from north Texas.

OCCA will publish one anthology chapbook and one chapbook per writer.

One-day writer's workshops (two workshops) - $50 per person (includes boxed lunch). Call 469-407-4052 for more information. Member discount available.

What is a chapbook?  It is a “self” published book (not by a publishing company or a small press) of poems, essays, short stories, and vignettes written by local and regional writers. Nowadays, publishing your own book has come a long way. There are many digital publishing companies, as well as micro publishers that print the traditional chapbook style (small 8” X 5.5” with a stitch binding) as well.