Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts

Voces Accomplishments:

2011, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020


1 Book - Floricanto Press

3 Anthology Chapbooks

28 Individual Chapbooks


35 Writers

1 Artist / 2 Graphic Artists

1 Photographer

​16 Workshops

Voces Writer's Workshops - 2019 Schedule


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.

November 23

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

Register: Voces Chapbook & Workshops

VOCES Chapbook & Writer's Workshops


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).