Event - NNY Creative Writing Seminar

NNY Creative Writing Seminar

06.11.22, 10:00 am

This workshop is for people that want to write and have fun doing it. Each session we will be doing different creativity and writing exercises that will refresh and bring playfulness to the writing process. We will use videos, photographs, objects and other elements to jump start the process. Each session will focus on different aspects of writing, for example storytelling elements or the use of literary devices. The workshop will also be a place of reflection about the process of creating messages, language and expression.


The Seminar will meet 4 times and will be totally online.


Dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25


Time: 10 AM– 12 PM


Platform: Zoom


People are encouraged to share their writings, but we also understand the complexity of writing and we will honor the process and freedom that comes from writing for oneself. The workshop can be as individual and private as the participants want. Probably once people start sharing, more people will join into sharing their exercises. This workshop stems from the idea of finding a way around writer´s block, procrastination, and self-doubt to name a few of the excuses for not writing and find a space in which we all can write together. The workshop strives to reach those moments of enjoyment that comes when people are actively feeling and thinking and turning those ideas and emotions into words, sentences and stories.


This workshop is free, but registration is required. Please email ggaraycochea@queensmuseum.org subject: Creative Writing Seminar.


Educator:  Manuel Molina Martagon is a multidisciplinary artist working in performance, video and social engaged projects. Molina Martagon holds a MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and a MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish from New York University. His work has been exhibited in Mexico, United States, Spain, China and Cuba. His videos have been featured in festivals like Proyector Madrid, Region 0 The Latino VideoArt Festival, YANS & RETO, and Festival de Video Arte de Camaguey, and institutions such as the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and Art Museum of the Americas in DC. Molina Martagon has also been a recipient of multiple international awards and grants, such as Fulbright-García Robles, CONACYT (Consejo Nacional Ciencia y Tecnología), Alice Beck Odette Grant, and PECDAP (Programa de Estímulo a la Creación y Desarrollo Artístico de Puebla). Since his arrival to New York, he has been a constant collaborator with the New New Yorkers program at the Queens Museum, and he is currently a fellow in More Art’s Engaging Artist program.