Barrio Writers

Returning 2020, dates TBA

Free writing workshops & cultural arts field trips

Barrio Writers aims to empower teens through creative writing, higher education and cultural arts.

Students age 13-21: Join our weeklong college-level creative writing program hosted by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Learn & practice different forms of writing (poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, short stories, essay), learn about pathways to college, and take field trips.

Daily schedule: 1:00-4:00pm Monday - Friday, plus a live community reading Friday beginning at 5:30 pm. 

Barrio Writers will take place at the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center (map). The Garcia Center is a part of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

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Visit Origins Journal Project Amplify to learn more about Barrio Writers and read poetry written by 2016 participants, including one from here in Corpus Christi (Barrio Writers has 8 total chapters, 1 in California and 7 in Texas).