Just in time for the Latino Playwright Initiative call for short plays, or maybe just a head start on your FronteraFest piece …

Hold on to your Shorts!
The Learning to Write Quickly (and shortly!) Workshop
led by Amparo Garcia

6:30-10:00 p.m.
Monday, May 22, 2006
State Theatre, 719 Congress Ave. (map)
$20 ASW members/ $30 General
512-454-9727 or

Summer time is shorts time! In this short workshop we’ll cut the slack, stop that hemming, write in brief, and learn about the art of writing short plays.

Start writing
Get inspired
Trust your impulses
Write what you didn’t expect was possible … at least for one evening!

It’ll be the most fun you’ve had since you were in short pants.

Bring your laptop if you have one. And/or a yellow pad.

Great for writers at all levels.

We’ll see you shortly!

About Amparo Garcia
Amparo Garcia is an actress who sings, directs and writes plays, screenplays and songs. As a playwright, Garcia has been developed at South Coast Repertory Theatre and has had world premieres Off-Broadway, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Chicago, Los Angeles and various theatres in the Southwest. She is presently developing “Unknown Soldier: The New American Musical of Mexican Descent” which was recently featured in Hector Galen’s documentary, “Visiones (Visions): Latino Art and Culture on PBS. Her half hour film, “Loaves and Fishes” (which she also stars in) recently aired on the PBS series “Territories”, after premiering at SXSW Film Festival and the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. As a former James Michener Fellow, (and MFA graduate of the Michener Center for Writers), Garcia-won the Larry King Playwriting Award for her play, “. . .and wings to fly”.