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Casa 0101 Writers' Workshop


I've been attending a Josefina Lopez's writing workshops on Tuesdays in Los Angeles with my sister. It is an unforgetable learning experience. Josefina opens herself up and shares her professional experiences with us so that we can learn and move ahead in our own writing ventures. She clearly wants us to succeed. The classes are three hours long but I'm immersed the whole time so it feels like only twenty minutes. Each class is only $10. The best part is how much real world experience we learn from her. We leave the workshop with a long drive home but excited and contemplating the possibilities. With Josefina it feels like anything is possible if you pursue it. I get home late, wrap my arms around my sleeping husband and fall asleep completely blissed out.

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  1. The workshop sounds awesome! Wish it was nearby.

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  2. sounds like a cool workshop and totally worth the three hours.

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  3. It is and the way we came across it was fate. I was in L.A. for a conference. I had invited my sister since I would be out of the room all day, I figured she could stay at the hotel and write all day. I told her to look for a museum or restuarant we could visit after I got out of the conference, and she found Josefina's workshop. Even though I had just been through 8 hours of technical training sessions, once I was in the class, I was re-energized and focused because the class was just so interesting and insightful.

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This is also from an older draft post. I've since been part of a show, an extraordinary experience I still have to blog about but I'd thought I'd still post these earlier thoughts.

I love writing so just having a story out their in print or online and getting commented on I thought was enough but as I was recently told by an actor, when your story is told on stage its a completely different experience because of the interaction between the actors and the audience.

In this play I definitely felt the chemistry. Now and days and even back in the old days it was so hard to make a motion picture. To tell one of our stories would cost thousands of dollars and an experienced Hollywood budget and staff. At CASA 0101 what you need is an idea and some ganas to make your story into a play. And best of all its a community event with a very grass roots feel.