Macondo Summit 2013
The Macondo workshops begun in 1995 at the kitchen table of the poet and writer Sandra Cisneros in San Antonio. These yearly workshops aim to bring together a community of poets, novelists, journalists, performance artists, and creative writers of all genres whose work is socially engaged. Their work and talents are part of a larger task of community-building and non-violent social change. What united them was a commitment to work for under-served communities through their writing. Since 2006 The Macondo Foundation proceeded to organize the workshops, which continued to provide its participants with an oasis to concentrate on their writing and improve their skills in a demanding atmosphere of support and kinship.
Recently, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center has taken over the administration of the Macondo workshops with the blessing of its founder and the board of the Macondo Foundation. The upcoming event scheduled for July 26-28 will mark the first meeting for the Macondistas at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.
Support the Macondo Summit by joining us for An Evening of Readings on Saturday July 27 at 7 p.m. at the historic Guadalupe Theater. Please stop by the unveiling reception of ArtBoard #2 from 8:30 – 10:30 pm at La Casita immediately after the readings.
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is very proud to present readings from the works of these Macondo Writers: