Studio: Spaceworks Long Island City & Spaceworks @ Williamsburgh Library
Discipline: Spaceworks Bronx Community Artist Grantee
Based In: Bronx
Website: Peggy Robles-Alvarado
Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a tenured New York City educator, a CantoMundo, Home School, and Academy for Teachers Fellow as well as a two time International Latino Book Award winner and author of Conversations With My Skin and Homenaje A Las Guerreras/ Homage to the Warrior Women. Peggy is continuously creating and supporting literary events and workshops through Robleswrites Productions. Peggy was recently awarded a Spaceworks Bronx Community Artist Grant, which she will use towards the development of Grow Roots – Urban Indigenous: Hip-Hop as Cultural Expression for the Colonized, Migrant and Displaced.
Spaceworks Bronx Community Artist Grant
Robleswrites Productions Presents: Mujeres, The Magic, The Movement, and The Muse
This free four session workshop series is intended for female writers ages 13 and over at any stage in their careers.
Each session includes information and movement using traditional practices for clearing or shifting energy with the help of three guest facilitators from Taino, Lukumi and Palo traditions, and culminates with a writing exercise intended to allow participants to make connections to their muses, body and spirit to surge the creativity and joy Mrs. Robles-Alvarado calls magic.
To celebrate the completion of the workshop series, writers will share their work in a collective anthology and participate in a public reading that will be free and open to the community in Winter 2016. Participants must commit to all 4 sessions.
Bronx Library Center
310 E Kingsbridge Rd
More about Peggy
Peggy will begin her MFA at Pratt Institute fall of 2016. She is a 2014 BRIO performance poet award winner and in 2016 she was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women of the Bronx, a BCA Arts Fund and Spaceworks Bronx Community Artist grant recipient. Peggy has been published in 92Y’s #wordswelivein, NACLA, Letras by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, The Bronx Memoir Project, The BX Files Anthology, Luna Luna Magazine, Hyperallergic.com, Upliftt.com, Dealmas.net and Sofrito For Your Soul. She has been featured on HBO Habla Women, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Poets and Writers Fifth Annual Connecting Cultures Reading, and The BADD!ASS Women Festival as well as other culturally notable venues.