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Shebana Coelho is one of those people whose natural grace and intelligence can't help but inspire the rest of us to shine brighter. Her natural voice in writing and open heart mixed with imaginative powers make her a fine teacher of writing. -Joan Logghe Santa Fe Poet Laureate 2010-2012 Writing teacher for over thirty years
As one of the founding editors of Granta magazine, a novelist, and a creative writing instructor, I have worked with many writers—including Salman Rushdie, Hanif Kureishi and Kiran Desai, who have proved that the multi-cultural world of India resonates to a world audience—and have read thousands more. Shebana is undoubtedly the real thing, with a sophisticated understanding that identity is a complex and wonderful subject. -Jonathan Levi Guide for the Perpelexed co-founder,Granta
Thank you, Shebana, for holding space and creating prompts that enabled us to dig deep and surprise ourselves with what surfaced. -Michelle, Albuquerque
I've taken all kinds of writing workshops, but I've never had one led by someone like Shebana, who is so adept at stimulating writers to look at their work in new ways and to take risks in such a positive environment. And the writing she contributes during the sessions is truly inspirational. -Michael, Santa Fe
This workshop was a game changer! Thank you for lighting a fire inside me. -Lynn, Santa Fe
I've been in numerous writing workshops and classes; yours has been one fresh approach. I continue to use your background-material snippets as starting points for ideas. -Karen, Ojo Caliente
Your workshop was a great catalyst. -Bobbe, Santa Fe
Of all the writing groups I've attended - yours was tops. I felt that you helped me get so much accomplished because it was about us writing, not just listening. But more than that - I was stunned at your repertoire of readings, and the wonderful insights that you shared with us about those works. They were like a continuous stream of gifts - little jewels that informed all of our writing efforts. - Cille, El Dorado
Our class was exactly what I needed. I have just realized... that my writing is best when performed. I found myself talking through a piece I had been thinking about and it just flowed. You really gave me a jump start and I've had a better, different, perspective on things since. -Maureen, Chama
I have been struck by the clarity and beauty of her prose and the ease with which Shebana invokes emotions and impressions, however fleeting. She is an explorer in every sense of the word. -Madhusree Mukherjee, author Churchill's Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II The Land of Naked People: Encounters with Stone Age Islanders
As a writer, storyteller and author of the book, Hunting Sacred Everything Listens (Western Edge Press 2001), I am impressed and struck by the sheer beauty of Shebana’s use of language and her ability to tell a story well. – Larry Littlebird (Writer/Filmmaker, Laguna/Santa Domingo pueblos) Founding Director, Hamaatsa indigenous continuum (www.hamaatsa.org)
I love to read anything Shebana creates. Her stories are both elegant and lyrical – Deborah Littlebird Co-Founder, Hamaatsa (www.hamaatsa.org)
Come with an idea for a fiction or memoir piece, and leave with pages. Over the course of 5 weeks we will work on your piece, focusing on structuring beginnings, middles, and ends.
Date: 5 Tuesdays starting October 22 Time: 6-8 pm Fee: $113 At: Private Residence, Santa Fe 87505 (nr Sawmill) * Limited to 13 * • All writing levels welcome In-class readings, writing exercises and creative “jumpstarts”
To REGISTER/INFO cell: 609-651-5840 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.shebanacoelho.com
Write Out Loud: speak your silence
a writing workshop to mine the creative silences within and transform them into short fiction & memoir pieces that are presented at a group reading/spoken word showcase
All writing levels welcome.
Featuring in-class writing exercises, readings and other "jumpstarts" to make your stories manifest.
Culminates in a group reading on March 19.
Led by Shebana Coelho, award-winning filmmaker and writer
**Limited to 13**
When: 6 Tuesdays starting February 12 Time: 4 pm to 6 pm Fee: $150.00 Where: Teatro Paraguas Studio 3205 Calle Marie, Suite B Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 (near the intersection of Rufina & Richards) To Register/Info email: email@example.com cell: 609-651-5840 www.shebanacoelho.com For other immersive workshops, visit www.santafecreativetourism.org
JUMPSTART FICTION WORKSHOP what are your untold stories?
In-class writing exercises, readings & critiques to JUMPSTART new stories and REVISION old work. Led by award-winning filmmaker and writer Shebana Coelho, a 2004 Fiction Fellow of the New York Foundation for the Arts
Weekend Intensive Workshop in Santa Fe Date: Two Sundays, December 2 & 9, 2012 Time: 1pm-4pm each day Location: Lucky Bean Downtown Cafe, San Busco Center Fee: $100
To register/for more info cell: 609 651 5840 email: firstname.lastname@example.org