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Macondo begins a new partnership with Trinity University

Macondo Writers Workshop at Trinity University in San Antonio TX

Macondo Writers Workshop will be moving its summer workshop to Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in 2022. This exciting and momentous move is part of a new five-year partnership.

Macondo Writers Workshop Celebrates National Poetry Month

April 22, 2022 at 6:30pm

Featured Poets:
Natalia Treviño, Willie Perdomo, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Jo Reyes-Boitel, and Reggie Scott Young  Emcee: Urayoán Noel

THE WORKSHOP

2022 VIRTUAL EDITION – JULY 26 – 30

FEATURING:

  • Nelly Rosario: Fiction
  • Dorothy Allison: Memoir/Non-Fiction
  • Kristen Iversen: Non-Fiction
  • Urayoán Noel: Poetry
  • Jennifer De Leon: YA
Macondo Writers 2022 Workshop Instructors
ABOUT US

The Macondo Writers Workshop is an association of socially-engaged writers working to advance creativity, foster generosity, and serve community. Founded in 1995 by writer Sandra Cisneros and named after the town in Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, the workshop gathers writers from all genres who work on geographic, cultural, economic, gender, and spiritual borders and who are committed to activism in their writing and work.

EVENTS & NEWS

Announcing New Macondistas Joining the Workshop in 2022

Celine Aenile-Rocha • Yollotl Azure Lopez • JoAnn Balingit • Catalina Bartlett • Angela Boyd • Beto Caradepiedra • Yvette DeChavez • Taylor Garcia • Alma M. Garcia • Clarissa Hadge • Melissa Mora Hidalgo • Victoria Hurtado-Anguio • Mónica Ibarra Parle • Courtney Elizabeth Justus • Mariel Milagros Jungkunz • Alicia Mireles Christoff • Gloria Muñoz • Catalina Ocampo Londoño • Violeta Orozco • Luivette Resto • Ryan Rivas • Lucy Rodriguez-Hanley • Elda Maria Roman • Aureleo Sans • Isabel Santos • Verónica Solís • Dianne Solís • Angel Sutjipto • Ariana Vigil

 

Gregg Barrios, ¡Presente!

CHICANO POLYMATH PASSES INTO THE PANTHEON OF GREAT RAZA ARTISTS, INTELLECTUALS, AND PROVOCATEURS
BY B. V. OLGUÍN

Gregg Barrios—Chicano educator, poet, playwright, journalist, activist, and all around movimientista—passed into the pantheon of late great Raza artists, intellectuals, and provocateurs on August 17, 2021. He was 80 years old, and lived a life at the center of foundational eras and multiple social and political movements in the US and globally. Gregg, as he preferred to be called, was an active if unsung participant and frequent instigator in Chicanx Movement struggles in various sites throughout Aztlán, intersecting LGBTQI+ Movement activities, and related institutional interventions in education, media, arts, and myriad social and political contexts.

Gregg’s greatness arose from his nimble navigation of the complexities and contradictions of Chicanx history, life, culture and politics. Indeed, his life involved the type of complex Chicanx realities and negotiations endemic to colonized and marginalized people, yet he also insisted on claiming the center as his own. He loved his own Tejano culture and also saw no contradiction in his dual love of broader intersecting cultures, from Elvis to David Bowie to Juan Gabriel and beyond.

His vexed, yet for him completely normal, navigations of his US and Chicanx identity involved service in the US Air Force Reserves during the Vietnam War, in which he participated in the transportation of wounded US soldiers returning to the US from Vietnam through Germany. While stationed at Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, Texas, he utilized the GI Bill to attend the University of Texas at Austin part-time. There he was active in developing that institution’s avant garde film movement, helping to found the renowned Cinema 40 Film Club, and promoting numerous events with world renowned filmmakers. He also co-founded the iconoclastic underground newspaper, The Rag, which is still in production.

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