What are you doing for yourself before 2017 comes to an end? What do you want to do for your art? Have you been wondering about how you can make your stories more powerful on the page? What if I told you you already have what you need? What if I told you that the power is in your voice?
What is voice? What are publishers and agents referring to when they say they’re looking for a strong, original voice?
Have you found yourself wondering what your voice is? Do you find that you can tell your stories but they don’t sound the same when you write them down?
Are you struggling to write in a voice that is unique to you and your stories?
Ever met someone and felt empowered by their story and wonder how they learned to write so fluidly and honestly?
I created the Reclaiming Your Voice Class just for you!
This is an intensive writing class where I, Vanessa Mártir, will lead you through various exercises with the aim of uncovering/re-discovering your voice, and unlearning what you’ve been taught about your voice on the page. Why do you need this class?
Because you’ve been told repeatedly, directly and subliminally, that you are not good enough and that your stories are not worthy.
You’ve been taught to write in ways that stunt your writing and expression.
You’ve been taught that you have to write a certain way and that way negates your cultural influences and verbal tics and everything that makes you you.
I get it. It was done to me too and I’ve written about it. It has become one of my missions as a writer and educator to help writers discover and learn to write in their own distinctive voices, because that’s where your power is. We will read. We will discuss. We will write. A LOT. Join us!
Class Dates: December 6, 13, 20
Time: 7pm-9pm EST
(Can’t make those times? No worries! Sessions will be recorded so no worries if you can’t make the actual class.)
Price: $50 for one class, $90 for two, $130 for three (including a $25 nonrefundable registration fee
Platform: Zoom (via videoconference)
For more information, contact Vanessa at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Reclaiming Your Voice” in the subject box.
Note: This class does not include workshopping of student projects.
About the facilitator:
Vanessa Mártir is a NYC based writer, educator and mama. She is currently completing her memoir, A Dim Capacity for Wings, and chronicles the journey at vanessamartir.blog. A five-time VONA/Voices and two-time Tin House fellow, Vanessa’s work has appeared in Bitch Media, The Butter, Smokelong Quarterly, Kweli Journal, As/Us Journal and the VONA/Voices Anthology, Dismantle, among others. She has essays forthcoming in Not That Bad, edited by Roxane Gay, and Connections: An Integrated Reader and Rhetoric for College Writing, edited by Kerry Beckford and Donald Jones. Vanessa is the founder of the #52essays2017 challenge, and created the Writing Our Lives Workshop through which she’s helped hundreds of writers write their own personal and memoir essays. Check out her writing and future plans on her website at: vanessamartir.com