Call for Participants: Confessional Literature Workshop I

Puerto Rico PEN Club president Mairym Cruz-Bernal announces the “Confessional Literature Workshop I” (28 sessions of a trip to your inner self) with emphasis on memoir, poetic prose, vignettes, essay, and poetry. This literary workshop will be held from March 24 to September 29, 2010.

The workshop sessions will be offered on Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sessions will include exercises in creative writing, lectures, guest writers, and an individual monthly interview focused on the preparation of a creative piece for publication. Some of the themes to be discussed in workshop sessions are: the study of literature for understanding writing techniques; confessional and post-confessional literature; literature of evidence (poetry of witnessing); women’s literature (the word and the body); and themes such as fear, The Circus, Eros, and silence.

For more information and to register, please call Mairym Cruz-Bernal at (787) 645.9533 or

Image: “Discrepancy of the Levels,” painting by Hans Doller, from  

[Hans Doller, a German artist residing in Costa Rica, is presently working on a series on global warming: “As a concerned human being it is an artist’s obligation to touch some hearts and minds in his own way, and maybe plant some seeds for rectification of this problem.” See the artist’s biography at]

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