Many of you may know that in addition to creative nonfiction, I write comic books. I began writing the Lung Girl comic book series in 2016. If you don’t know about it yet, find out on my Writing page. It’s about a 12-year-old Indian superhero who kicks butt and saves the world from lung health issues. These comics are educational and they raise funds for The Sid Foundation, a nonprofit I founded back in 2015 that raises funds and awareness for lung transplant research.
I don’t just write comic books, however, I also teach comic book writing. My partner Carlos “Loso” Perez, MFA, owner/founder of Prime Vice Studios, and I are known as the comic book teaching duo in the Metro-Atlanta area. If you are familiar with this area, we teach workshops on the Atlanta Beltline, The Wren’s Nest, The Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center, and many other locations. We teach any age from middle school kids to college students and older (14+).
We recently received a grant from The Pollination Project to teach free workshops in our community as well. So, if you live in the Metro-Atlanta area, our next workshop could be in your neighborhood!
Here's a list of some upcoming workshops/events:The Wren’s Nest- June 25th and July 23 (workshops)
West Cobb Library- July 14th (workshop)
MiniCon - July 21st (this workshop is part of MiniCon- a free one day comic con hosted by the Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center including artists, vendors, workshops, panels, cosplay, food trucks, and King of Pops!)
ASIFA South Mixer- July 25th (guest appearance)
Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center - July 28th (workshop)
The Atlanta Beltline - The week of August 6th (3 day workshop)
The workshops include an exclusive copy of the Prime Vice Studios “Fresh Voices Comic Creation” Workbook that includes everything you need to know about comics “from conception to creation.” So whether you are a writer, an illustrator, or both, this will help you learn the process of comic creation.
Follow the Prime Vice Studios Facebook page to find our events and registration information.
To learn more about Prime Vice Studios, visit www.primevice.com or follow them on social media @prime_vice.
I will also be teaching “Social Media and Blogging” workshops at the Sewell Mill Library and Cultural center this Fall so stay tuned for those dates!
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I hope to see you all there! :)
Next Wednesday’s blog will be more #browngirlwrites stories.
Happy Writing! :)
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During the weekend of November 3rd, I had the opportunity to attend the Atlanta Writers Conference. It was my first writers conference and my first Atlanta Writers Club event.
As writers, we all imagine the moment we finally find an agent to represent us or find that editor to work with who just gets us. Agents and editors are people we dream about for most of our careers but we rarely get to meet them.
At the conference, I got to meet agents and editors from big and small publishing houses in person. I was able to ask questions and have discussions with them. I even got a query letter critique from an agent and editor at HarperCollins. They helped me figure out how to pitch my memoir to agents when I’m ready.
I learned many things at the conference and I cannot possibly fit them all in one blog post. So, for now, I am sharing everything I learned specifically related to memoir.
What agents/editors are looking for in memoir:
What agents/editors don’t want to see:
Legal advice for memoir writers from agent/attorney Paul S. Levine:
The importance of building a writing community by Mari Ann Stefanelli, freelance editor and owner of The Writer’s High.
I got to learn and share this experience with two of my friends and fellow writers: Lila Dostal and Jaleesa Mitchell. You can check out Lila’s work at www.subrosawriter.com and find Jaleesa on Facebook!
Because of my great experience at this conference, I am looking forward to the next Atlanta Writers Conference in May 2018!
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Thanks for reading!
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