The Department of World Languages & Cultures recently hosted a Creative Writing Workshop in Spanish with renowned writer Cristina Sánchez-Andrade. The event took place on October 18th at the CIRCLE (Center for International Resources and Collaborative Language Engagement) in Langdale Hall, Room 128, under the direction of Dr. Marta Galindo.
Cristina Sánchez-Andrade is celebrated for her literary prowess* and commitment to championing women's rights. In her novels, female characters are consistently present, reflecting her dedication to amplifying female voices in literature. As a faculty member of the Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain), she has made significant strides in reintroducing the study of female authors who were long marginalized and silenced in academic settings. Furthermore, a hallmark of Cristina's writing is her emphasis on the senses. She intricately weaves sensory experiences into her narratives, creating vivid and emotive prose. During the workshop, Cristina emphasized the importance of the five senses in crafting and conveying emotions, providing attendees with a fresh perspective on storytelling.
The workshop offered insights into the captivating world of creative writing in Spanish. Cristina shared techniques and insights with attendees, enhancing their appreciation for the Spanish literary tradition.
Participants were encouraged to harness their creativity, channel their unique experiences, and articulate their narratives in beautiful Spanish. The immersive session was educational and deeply inspiring, sparking a newfound passion for writing among the attendees.
Dr. Galindo expressed her gratitude to Cristina Sánchez-Andrade for her invaluable contribution and to all the enthusiastic participants in the workshop. With such a successful event, we are eager to curate more enlightening events in the future, fostering a deeper connection between language, culture, and the written word.