Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts
2011, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
1 Book - Floricanto Press
3 Anthology Chapbooks
28 Individual Chapbooks
1 Artist / 2 Graphic Artists
The writer's workshops will be held on November 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Latino Cultural Center (LCC), 2600 Live Oak Street, Dallas.
November 22 - Deadline to register
November 23 - Writer's Workshops I & II; Chapbook Overview
November 24 thru December 7 - Editing
December 13 - Book Launch & Reading, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - Registration & Refreshments
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Workshop 1 - Presenter: Virginia Alanis, Author of Love Field
Topic: Frame and Describe Your Story
Description: In this workshop, we will discuss your story plan across its entire narrative arc. If your story is in the planning stages, this will allow you to either validate or upgrade your story plan. If you’ve already written a draft, this process will allow you to assess it. Over a Saturday morning, this workshop will give you the technical skills and creative inspiration to write your novel.
English / Bilingual
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Chapbook Overview & Box Lunch
12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Workshop 2 - Presenter: Patricia Urbina, Playwright
Topic: AMORERÍA Poesía Sanadora
Description: Explore you own essence through valuable and current information on neuroscience, the psyche, and studies of the heart in relation to poetry and its healing power.
Spanish / Bilingual
Purpose: To promote writing and the 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 box 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. However, nowadays, publishing your own book has come a long way. There are many digital publishing companies, as well as small publishing companies that print the “traditional” chapbook style (small 8” X 5.5” with a stitch binding).