Programs at Casa Werma

  • $75.00 – Supporting Tuition
  • $50.00 – Standard Tuition
  • $25.00 – Subsidized Tuition

Date & Time Details: 04/10/2021, 9:00 am - 10:30 am PT

Location: Zoom (online)

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Remembering Our Place in All Things – Writers Workshop

con Christina Burress

April 10, 2021

Wind, Flag, Mind Moves – a Binational Contemplative Writers Series.

Mindfulness and creativity in the time of quarantine has proven to be challenging. But now more than ever, as we find ourselves unable to go outward, we are presented with the opportunity to turn inward. The Wind, Flag, Mind Moves series is an offering of exchanges designed to inspire writers along the creative path.

Join us for this unique virtual line-up of readings, workshops and discussions, where we engage with notable authors and meditation practitioners as we explore the relationship of contemplative practices, social action, and the written word.

PRESENTER: Christina Burress, EcoArtist, Poet & The Grauer School English Department Chair 

WORKSHOP: Remembering Our Place in All Things

Remembering our inextricable ties with Mother Earth is a revolutionary act. Returning to the wild, whether in person or through visualization, dreaming, writing, or other art forms, can be a source of creativity and love. During this 1.5 hours virtual workshop Christina Burress will lead a visualization practice to spark the imagination and invite dialogue about the importance of connecting with the world around us.

DATE: Saturday, April 10, 2021
START TIME: 9:00 am Pacific/ 10:00 am Mountain / 11:00 am Central / 12:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm Atlantic / 5:00 pm UK

This writers series is open to everyone; no prerequisites. This series is offered in English; however, Spanish interpretation will be made available for participants whose first language is Spanish. Please register early and let us know if that is true for you.

Writers Series hosted by Mayela Padilla and Tim Z. Hernandez, Sponsored by Casa Werma and the University of Texas El Paso Department of Creative Writing.

Virtual Workshop: $25 – $50 usd. This program offers tiered pricing to accommodate most instances of financial need.

We invite all who are able to Pay-It-Forward. This is a year long writers series and by doing so, you make it possible for Casa Werma to cover our costs and offer scholarships to our workshop participants. If you are unable to attend at the subsidized tuition rate, we do have scholarships available. Please email [email protected] to request a scholarship.

Program Details: This virtual event will be conducted on Zoom. At least 24 hours before the start time, a link to join the retreat will be sent to all registered participants via email.


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Christina Burress
Christina Burress is Chair of the English Department at the Grauer School in Encinitas, California, where she teaches 10th and 12th-grade Literature and Creative Writing. She teaches poetry at U.C.S.D. Extension, and to K-12 educators getting their Master’s in Arts in the Curriculum from the School of Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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