Department of Spanish and Portuguese

The Spanish Creative Writing Initiative



The Spanish Creative Writing Initiative was launched in the fall 2019, with the visit of author and screen-writer Laura Esquivel. It is designed to give our students the tools to explore new ways of expression, expand their imagination, and improve their writing. In these years, through our selection of course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as workshops conducted with distinguished authors from all over the Spanish-speaking world, we have worked together with our students to celebrate the creative component of the language in the classrooms. The result is a formidable collection of fiction and non-fiction works that soon will be published in a book.

The impact of the Spanish Creative Writing Initiative is praised across the university and recognized among Austin community members.

Help support the Spanish Creative Writing Initiative by contributing to our HornRaiser campaign here.


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