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Creative Writing Workshop with Gary Soto
October 22, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT$15
Gary Soto is known for a body of work that deals with the realities of growing up in Mexican American communities. In poems, novels, short stories, plays and over two dozen books for young people, Soto recreates the world of the barrio, the urban, Spanish-speaking neighborhood where he was raised, bringing the sights, sounds and smells vividly to life within the pages of his books. Soto’s poetry and prose focus on everyday experiences while evoking the harsh forces that often shape life for Chicanos, including racism, poverty, and crime. (Excerpt taken from the Poetry Foundation.)
Gary Soto’s workshop is part of the Touring Artist Series of the All Writes Reserved Youth Poetry Festival.