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Macondo Writers Workshop

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Virtual via Zoom

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Macondo Writers Workshop triumphantly holds their annual event July 27–31, 2021 via Zoom platform. The Workshop returns with 5 days of readings, events and workshops led by award-winning writers: Alex Espinoza, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke and Daisy Hernández. Applications are currently accepted until February 21. Visit for application details.

Founded in 1995 by writer Sandra Cisneros, who gathered a group of writers, artists, scholars, and activists in her San Antonio home for informal writing workshops, Macondo is now a master’s level workshop for professional writers in all genres, with a formal, blind, peer-review application process. Once a writer has been accepted into Macondo they become Macondistas and are welcome to return annually. The workshop currently counts over two hundred lifetime members.

Named after the town in Gabriel García Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, Macondo Writers Workshop gathers writers who work on geographic, cultural, economic, gender, and spiritual borders. Participants recognize their place as writers in our society and the world, and engage in a dynamic conversation on the many ways the literary arts can be a catalyst for transformation in our contemporary American society.

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