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Voices in Verse: Virtual Writing Conference

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Donations Accepted
Voices in Verse

Voices in Verse is a Virtual Writing Conference designed for Veterans, but open to anyone interested in writing. Harness your voice and make 2021 the year of your creative metamorphosis. Art Spark Texas, in partnership with the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival, invites you to learn writing techniques from some of our most awarded Texas writers. View presenter bios here. We have the following talented writers leading hands-on virtual sessions:


Voices in Verse 9:00 am – 4:00 pm CT

  • 9:15-10:30 Nathan Brown presents Write It Out: Emotional Healing through Creative Journaling
    An organized approach to mental and emotional healing from trauma, depression, or anger through the practice of “writing it out of your system” in a personal journal.
  • 10:45-noon Edward Vidaurre presents Summoning Silence: Writing Through the Chaos by Finding Our Voice in the Ordinary Thing
    We will write about what we take for granted, what we tend to brush past in our everyday hustle and bustle of life, we will drop the anchor to our beings and tune in to nature and our spirit, we will write the skeleton of future poems of self-healing and remembrance.
  • Noon-1pm Lunch break
  • 1:00-2:15 Emmy Pérez presents Write It All Down First, Revise Later: Generative Writing Workshop
  • 2:30-3:45 Andrea Vocab Sanderson presents When the rhythm bubbles up
  • 3:45-4:00 Daniel García Ordaz presents What we learned / next steps


Register through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voices-in-verse-tickets-135553697759

This event will be presented on Zoom and tickets are donation based. Your donation helps support this and future programming. If a donation is a barrier for you to attend, use Promo Code FREE at checkout.


For questions, please contact April Sullivan at [email protected]

This event is sponsored in conjunction with the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival and El Zarape Press, and made possible, in part, by the Academy of American Poets with funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Enhanced Impact Quality of Life funding.


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