SATURDAY WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES
Winter / Spring 2018
February 3rd, 2018
Workshop instructor: C. Adán Cabrera, MFA
Captivating the Essence of People in Written Portraits: This workshop will be an exploration into the written portraits of people. We’ll begin by looking at examples in the world of literature and the one around us, and then we’ll spend time working on our own written portraits, which we will then share and discuss. I will also share tips for future portraits.
ADÁN CABRERA is the author of the upcoming book of short stories called Books Can Only Take You So Far (Editorial Trance, 2018). Among other publication credits, his writing has appeared in Kweli,BorderSenses,The Acentos Review, Switchback, Being Latino, and From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction. A 2011 Lambda Literary Fellow, Carlos holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA, both with distinction. Originally from Los Angeles, he currently lives and works in Barcelona and is hard at work editing his next collection of short stories, The Last Day of Summer. Visit him online at https://carlostranslates.com/
March 17th, 2018
Workshop instructors: Valerie Coulton & Ed Smallfield
Generating New Work: A two-hour workshop in which you’ll explore a selection of exercises to generate new writing. All writers welcome, all forms and genres encouraged. Max. 6 participants
VALERIE COULTON is the author of open book, The Cellar Dreamer, passing world pictures, and the lily book. Her work has appeared in Barcelona INK, Front Porch, kadar koli, New American Writing, Parthenon West Review, and e-poema, among other periodicals. Her chapbook small bed & field guide is forthcoming from above/ground press. She holds an MFA from San Francisco State University and has taught creative writing workshops since 2005.
EDWARD SMALLFIELD is the author of The Pleasures of C and equinox, and the co-author of several collaborative projects, One Hundred Views of Edo (with Doug MacPherson),locate (with Miriam Pirone), and lirio and anonymous (both with Valerie Coulton). His poems have appeared in alice blue, Barcelona INK, bird dog, Calibanonline, e-poema.eu, New American Writing, Five Fingers Review, Páginas Rojas, Parthenon West Review, Spotlight, 26, Wicked Alice, and many other magazines and websites. He’s been teaching creative writing for over twenty years, at San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley Extension, and privately.
May 5th, 2018
Workshops will run from 4:00 – 6:00pm unless otherwise noted, and the fee is 20€ per session. Reservation is required!
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP for adults
23 January – 13 March
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:30pm
8 sessions, 180 euros
Taught by C. Adán Cabrera
Students enrolled in this eight-session creative writing workshop will begin by briefly reviewing the craft of writing in the three major genres (poetry, fiction, and nonfiction). The workshop’s main focus will be on student writing, but students will also be encouraged to explore their own creative process and progress by way of optional readings. Our course will be structured using writing exercises and in-depth discussions of student writing. Students will learn how to talk about writing, sharpen their craft, practice active reading, and produce and workshop at least two full-length pieces in whatever genre(s) they choose. Moreover, students will also have the opportunity to publicly read their work at a special COLLAGE reading at the course’s conclusion. This intimate, two-hour workshop is geared toward both beginning writers as well as more experienced writers who want to jumpstart their writing.
C. ADÁN CABRERA is the author of the upcoming book of short stories called Books Can Only Take You So Far (Editorial Trance, 2018). Among other publication credits, his writing has appeared in Kweli,BorderSenses,The Acentos Review, Switchback, Being Latino, and From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction. A 2011 Lambda Literary Fellow, Carlos holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA, both with distinction. Originally from Los Angeles, he currently lives and works in Barcelona and is hard at work editing his next collection of short stories, The Last Day of Summer. Visit him online at https://carlostranslates.com/
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS for ADULTS
8 week workshop, 160€
Mondays, 7:30m-9:30pm: 25 April – 13 June
Thursdays, 11:00am-1:00pm: 28 April – 16 June
What better time of year than Spring to dust off those cameras and open up those eyes big and wide and sign up for a Photography workshop! We are very much looking forward to having Adiva back in Collage to teach another workshop. Adiva Koenigsberg is a professional photographer from NYC (thenthis.org) and her 8-week workshop entitled, Exploring Your Vision+Style will begin at the end of April.
Vision+Style is intended for participants looking to explore their style and vision as a photographer and improve their technical skills. This workshop will be comprised of weekly assignments based on classroom discussions, critiques, and journal writing. The course will culminate with a presentation of participants’ work. This course is intended for students with ANY type of camera, both analog and digital cameras are welcome. Sign up now, space is limited!
What’s your story? IMPROV WORKSHOP for ADULTS
The Armando: If Improv and Storytelling had a baby! Do you find the idea of performing terrifying? Do your hands start sweating just thinking about speaking in public? Maybe you just want to play and make some new friends? Perhaps you want to improve your English or you have always thought about improvisation but never really ‘got it’. Well, then this 6-week course is definitely for you. The workshop aims to encourage and develop your performance skills through the art of personal monologues and free play. The functions of scene work and storytelling are extremely important and students will learn how to craft short and engaging stories while being able to initiate scenes with ideas inspired by these stories. Each class is personalized, engaging and encouraging! Each week we will focus on a different theme and class goal, which by week 6 we will mash together and present (if you want) in a small Armando showcase
Thursday: 20-22h *limited enrollment
Ongoing Raised and trained in Visakhapatnam, India in traditional Hatha Yoga techniques under Yogi Sadha Shiva Rao’s personal instruction, Ratna Sree offers an authentic Transformational Indian Yoga experience. Ratna will gently lead you through a personalized framework of asanas to help you create powerful and enduring alignment between your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy.
Classes taught in English.
Transformational Yoga: Mon., Tues., 19.15-20.45
Pregnancy and Post-Partum Yoga: Mon., Weds., 10-11.30