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Writing from the Root & Through the Body // with Marianela Medrano

  • 11 January 2017
  • 23 February 2017
  • Online


  • $35 per week
  • $40 per week

Writing from the Root and Through the Body is a writing course designed to help you explore the relationship between your culture of origin, the language of the body, and the manifestation of a true sense of self. Through guided writing and the readings of specific poems, you will be offered a multiplicity of lenses to expand the perception of culture beyond a racial or ethnic identity, transcending and including it. At the end, you will walk away with a body of work that presents you as more than a name, a language, a body, and set of cultural practices. In other words, writing that shows the vastness of being You.

More information to come soon!

Week by Week

Who Should Take This Class


This is an online class. Each week, a new week will open full of resources, reflections, discussion questions, and writing prompts. Students should expect to spend 3-5 hours per week perusing resources and readings, answering a discussion question, engaging in several writing prompts, and responding to peers’ work. A gentle but clear process allows each participant to work at her/his own pace.

About the Teacher

Marianela Medrano was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, and has lived in Connecticut since 1990. A poet and a writer of nonfiction and fiction, she holds a PhD in psychology. Medrano is in private practice in Connecticut. She is vice-president of Grace Works Inc., a charitable foundation involved in outreach in the developing world. Her literary work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines in Latin America, Europe, and the United States.

The Transformative Language Arts Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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