A&M-SA hosts Macondo Writers Workshop for socially engaged writers working toward non-violent social change

By University Communications

Monday, 08 06 2018

A&M-SA hosted the Macondo Writers Workshop from July 24 to 29. Thirty-four writers participated in the 2018 workshop, studying fiction, poetry and non-fiction under award-winning faculty, including Reyna Grande, Allison Hedge Coke and Stephanie Elizondo Griest.

Founded in 1995 by Sandra Cisneros, acclaimed writer, MacArthur Fellow and author of "The House on Mango Street," Macondo gathers writers from all genres who work on geographic, cultural, economic, gender and spiritual borders. The program, named after the town in Gabriel García Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, is an association of socially engaged writers working toward non-violent social change. They seek to advance creativity, foster generosity and serve community.