Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts

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, cover art, and book layout & design


  • One Anthology Book, Floricanto Press 2018
  • Three Anthology Chapbooks
  • Twenty-Eight Individual Chapbooks
  • Sixteen Workshops
  • Thirty-Five Writers
  • One Artist, Two Graphic Artists, One Photographer
  • ​Calaveras Literarias workshops & chapbooks 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Festival de Calaveras 2021, ​2022

You're a writer and you want more...

OCCA invites you to continue developing your writing skills by signing up for the upcoming writer's workshops with the option to choose beginner, intermediate, or advanced. All workshops are led by college professors and/or published authors.


OCCA is excited to announce new professional development opportunities in publishing, editing, leading a workshop, graphic arts & layout design.

Register by using the form below. Remember to opt in to receive information and program updates.

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.