I got this in my email and thought I would share. I do not know anything about it, it was just an email. Sandra Cisneros was the founder.
Normally you must be nominated by a Macondo member to be considered to participate in this workshop so this is a great opportunity to introduce yourself to the group and to be considered to join this illustrious group of writers, thinkers, etc.
From Macondo Foundation
This year we will be opening up the application process for the Macondo
. First-year applications will be due on April 10th, 2009.
To learn more about our application process please visit our website at
An association of socially-engaged writers united to advance creativity,
foster generosity, and honor community.
ANNOUNCING OPEN APPLICATIONS FOR MACONDO WORKSHOP 2009
This year we are opening up our application process for the Macondo Writing Workshop. We will select eight of the first-year applicants to
participate in the 2009 Macondo Workshop. Go to the website to find
out more and to fill out your online application .
About the Macondo Workshop
Our annual Macondo Writing Workshop is an exceptionally unique summer
gathering of writers working on geographic, cultural, economic, social
and spiritual borders. Begun in 1998 by writer Sandra Cisneros and named after the town in Gabriel García Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, the week-long workshop transforms San Antonio, Texas - and more broadly, La Frontera - into a space of intense artistic and cultural creativity. Every summer, the Macondo Workshop meets from the last week in July at the Our Lady of the Lake University campus in San Antonio, Texas.
The Macondo Workshop is a master's level workshop, meaning that participants are expected to be committed and well-seasoned writers capable of reviewing each other's work with compassionate rigor and vision. Workshops are divided into two categories:
The Famosa/o Workshops
These workshops are led by different guest writers each year.
Application requirements and workshop structure vary from year to year
based on the guest writers' preferences and workshop logistics.
The Infamosa/o Workshops
These workshops are designed around a particular topic or literary genre. Generally, afternoons are spent in workshop and evenings are devoted to readings and lectures or forums regarding various artistic, political, and spiritual issues related to writing. In addition, there are several events planned throughout the week to provide participants with many opportunities for quality social interaction.
Macondo Executive Administrator