It was fantastic to work with Upward Bound high school students. The four day learner-centered workshop focused on writing exercises based on the book:

Day 1: Telling stories about our background

Day 2: Telling stories about loss

Day 3: Telling stories about challenges

Day 4: Telling stories about ourselves

Reflecting on our backgrounds, loss, and challenges forms the structure for developing personal statements.

Thank you to the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona for providing the Pivot Grant which allowed me to purchase copies of Piñata Moon from Antigone books. The Pivot Grant allows artists to explore new ways to connect with the community digitally during COVID-19.

Please contact me about bringing this workshop to your school or community.

Drawing each other during a class exercise