Center Course, Spring 2004
Spanish 148

Writing Workshop in Spanish
Diamela Eltit

This writing workshop will be taught in Spanish and will cover the nuances of creative writing. Students’ writing samples will be discussed and analyzed by the group with three students’ texts covered in each class. Through this group format, the basic conceptualizations of the art of literature will be constructed.

Diamela Eltit is one of Latin America's most daring and experimental writers and is highly regarded for her avant-garde initiatives in the world of letters. Author of nine novels, Eltit began her engagement with literature during the years of Pinochet rule when she participated in the neo-vanguard, staging art actions against the dictatorship, and published her first novels, Lumpérica (1983) and Por la patria (1986) to universal acclaim. She has been honored repeatedly by international literary organizations, among them the Modern Language Association in the United States and Casa de las Americas in Havana, which last year sponsored a week long conference on her work. She has also held posts as writer-in-residence at Brown, Yale, Washington University, and Columbia, and came to Berkeley several years ago as a Regents' Lecturer.


The workshop will be limited to 12 participants. To obtain a class entry code applicants should turn in a creative writing sample in Spanish that is no longer than 10 pages (30 lines a page) to Diamela Eltit at

January 27 – February 24, Tuesdays, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street
Spanish 148 1 unit



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