We have a lot of workshops and classes happening in the area these days. We have just learned that local poet /activist/ musician (and occasional slammer) Victorio Reyes will be leading the “Intro to Creative Writing” class at the Arts Center for the Capital Region. To register for the class you can follow this link.
Here is the class description:
Join us for an introductory creative writing class where students will create original pieces, workshop each others work, and analyze the styles of radical writers from Sonia Sanchez to Gabriel Gárcia Marquez, from Adrienne Rich to KRS 1. The class will focus on poetry, fiction and creative non fiction. We will have fun but we will also challenge ourselves. This class is for all levels of writers. If you’ve never written creatively but have an interest, this class is for you; if you’ve won a Pulitzer Prize, this class if for you, too. Reyes will be featured in the upcoming anthology of emerging writers: Chorus, published by MTV Books and edited by Saul Williams.
Victorio Reyes is an activist, poet, and musician. In 2001, Reyes published his first book of poetry, The Rebirth of Krazy Horse – poems for the struggle. Currently an MFA student at Vermont College of Fine Arts, he makes his home here in the Capital Region. Reyes is a member of the Hip Hop group, Broadcast Live; the group’s most recent release, Boomerang Metropolis, reached #25 on the College Music Journal Hip Hop Charts. Reyes has also received acclaim for Ghetto Hippie a current events blog of commentaries and poetry from a radical perspective.
There are scholarships available for this exciting new writing class. If you are interested, email Victorio for more information.