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Writer in Residence Workshop: Magic Jars: On Magical Realism
January 26, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This free creative writing workshop will focus on the literary genre of magical realism. We will explore the differences between realism, fantasy, the fantastic and magical realism, and through prompts taken from magic jars we will create short stories and poems.
Ana will spend her residency at Wolverine Farm in January working on a magical realism novel about the history of Mexico, from the time of the Conquest to the present day. She invites everyone to join in and write their everyday life with a little more magic.
Please RSVP on Facebook.
Ana Martinez-Casas is a Mexican writer. She has a Bachelor in Arts in Hispanic Literature and worked as a copy editor in a newspaper until she realized she craved adventure and started traveling the world. Her adventures have taken her to seven countries in Europe, she has bicycle-toured through Central America, scuba dived in the Caribbean Sea, snowboarded in the Colorado rockies, worked as a whitewater raft guide in the rivers of Colorado and as a backcountry guide in the Wind River Range in Wyoming, road tripped from Colorado to Alaska to rock climb, and has worked on a novel for the past seven years. She published a book of short stories, Flores inmundas (Flowers of Filth), in Spanish in 2014. Nowadays, she is very happy to study Tarot, translate her short stories to English, and to be Writer in Residence at Wolverine Farm. In the future, she will travel the world with her partner in a sailboat. You can follow her literary and other adventures in Instagram @anamtzcasas.
This event will be held in our Upstairs Event Hall, which regretfully is not handicapped accessible.