Castle of Crossed Destinies: a day-long writing retreat exploring magic and the body

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Castle of Crossed Destinies: a day-long writing retreat exploring magic and the body

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Saturday, March 23 | 10am-5pm 

Cost: $270 (includes coffee, tea, snacks, and magical supplies) — see below for financial aid opportunities

"In the midst of a thick forest, there was a castle that gave shelter to all travelers overtaken by night on their journey . . ."

Bienvenidos, travelers! This daylong writing retreat, carved in the auspicious hours of an early spring Saturday, offers a sacred space for creative exploration and generative musings centered around the body. By magical and playful means, we will nudge our way into the glistering territories of the body to discover what is there. Flash-fiction, poetry, and fertile fragments of language will be among the treasures. Writers of all disciplines and levels are welcome.

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Financial Aid Opportunities

• 4 full scholarships will be available to qtpoc/woc/femmes of color/non-binary poc
• 4 discounted fees @ $125/ea will be available for folks from all backgrounds in need of financial aid
• To apply for scholarship or a discounted fee: >>Click Here<<
• Deadline to apply for scholarships and/or financial aid: March 1, 2019
• Notifications by March 15, 2019

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About the Instructors


Stephanie Adams-Santos is a multidiscipliary Guatemalan-American writer whose work spans poetry, prose, screenwriting, and hybrid genres. Her full-length poetry collection, Swarm Queen's Crown (Fathom Books, 2016) was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards. Her work has appeared in many print and online journals and magazines, including Guernica, The Boston Review,  Orion Magazine and others. Stephanie has been awarded fellowships from Oregon Literary Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Film Independent. She is the founder of Tarot Obscuro and Ojo de la Selva Press.

Rios de la Luz is a queer xicana and chapina living in El Paso. She is the author of the short story collection, The Pulse Between Dimensions and The Desert and the novella, Itzá. Her work has been featured in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Luna Luna Magazine, Corporeal Clamor, Entropy, BroadlyThe Fem Lit MagazineWorld Literature Today, WOHE Lit and St. Sucia.