LAS DOS BRUJAS WRITING NEWSLETTER

Cristina Garcia
WRITING, READING, AND CREATING IN COMMUNITY ...
Created 22 Mar 2021
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  • Writing prompt #42: THE PERIODIC TABLE
    30 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hi Everyone, One of my all-time favorite short story collections is Primo Levi’s THE PERIODIC TABLE. A trained chemist (and Auschwitz survivor), Levi embroiders his tales with the specialized knowledg...
  • Celebrating poets: ILYA KAMINSKY
    27 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 2
    Subscribe now Hi Everyone, If you haven’t yet read DEAF REPUBLIC by Ilya Kaminsky, you’re in for an extraordinary experience. It is a stunning poetry collection that is also parable, cautionary tale, ...
  • Writing prompt #41: STORYTELLING & SALVATION
    23 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hi Everyone, I came across this quote by German novelist Jenny Erpenbeck in her most recent collection of essays NOT A NOVEL: “The irony of the writer’s craft is that when loss is recounted, what is l...
  • TONIGHT: In conversation with Achy Obejas!
    22 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hi Everyone, Please join us for a conversation about Achy’s gorgeous new bilingual, (nearly) gender-free collection of poetry! Hosted by Left Bank Books in St. Louis. Please click below for details. 5...
  • Autumn is for literary festivals!
    21 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hi Everyone, There’s an avalanche of happenings and fall literary festivals coming up! Please see below. Enjoy! Cristina 1) This Wed. 9/22 at 5 pm PT/ 8 pm ET: 2) PEN Out Loud: https://pen.org/event-s...
  • TODAY!! Sneak preview of my new novel VANISHING MAPS. Sunday 9/19 @ 4 PM ET/1 PM PT.
    19 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hi Everyone, Please join me, if you can, at this intimate museum event starting soon!! Link below: https://ogunquitmuseum.org/event/arts-letters-by-the-sea-cristina-garcia/ Abrazos, Cristina
  • A Cuba-centric virtual reading including a sneak preview of my new novel VANISHING MAPS. This Sunday 9/19 @ 4 PM ET/1 PM PT.
    17 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 1
    Hi Everyone, Please join me, if you can, at this intimate museum event on Sunday! Link below: https://ogunquitmuseum.org/event/arts-letters-by-the-sea-cristina-garcia/ Abrazos, Cristina Subscribe now
  • Writing prompt #40: WRITING THE DIFFICULT MOTHER
    16 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 2
    Hi Everyone, I’d like to broach a subject that’s extremely hard to talk about: writing about abusive mothers. Our culture puts mothers on pedestals and people are quick to judge us when we don’t get a...
  • Recommending debut novels (an invitation)!
    13 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 2
    Hi Everyone, I love coming across new work that surprises and dazzles me. This debut novel comes out on January 18. Here’s my blurb: "David Sanchez's first novel—brilliant, lyrical, hilarious, heartbr...
  • Writing prompt #39: AMPLIFYING YOUR SENSES
    09 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hi Everyone, Years ago I read (and reread) Raymond Carver’s short story “Cathedral,” which culminates with an insecure, narrow-minded man trying to describe a cathedral to his wife’s blind friend. It’...
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