Robleswrites Productions Inc. is a 501c3 organization that creates literary events that foster intergenerational communal healing, literacy, creativity, and equity for the Bronx and beyond by supporting and publishing writers of color with a special focus on women writers.
Lack of diversity in publishing
Support and publish women writers of color to create changes in the industry
Free or Low-Cost Generative Writing Workshops
Public Readings and Performances Featuring Writers of Color
Professional Development Sessions
Publishing Opportunities To Help Build A Foundation For Writers
Programming for Bronx Seniors 50+
Professional development opportunities for writers
Bi-monthly virtual generative writing workshop free to the public
Book talks that invite
readers to get in conversation with authors
Curated themed goodie boxes
that support writers
Ongoing Online Digital Archive To Collect Abuela/ Grandmother Stories launched October 2020 As An extension To The Anthology Published in 2016
SUBMIT TO ABUELA STORIES
Age range 18- beyond unpublished
emerging writers who want to become
Age range 18- beyond who need free programming due to financial circumstances.
A population we learned we were serving thanks to our surveys!
Age range 18- beyond at different stages of their writing careers who seek a different community and affordable professional development services
Age range 18- beyond who can easily access our free virtual programming
"This opportunity being offered for free, at a time where I was working 56 hours a week to make ends meet, made it possible for me to participate in this workshop, it allowed me to see myself as more than a worker and mother but as a true artist."
"It changed the trajectory of my writing and daily life. Without the guidance and community gained through this workshop, I don’t think I’d ever have placed myself in the rooms I have."
"I have since been published elsewhere as well as gained the opportunities and confidence to feature at many venues."
"The workshops were instrumental in reconciling how I have always been a writer, even when the whiteness of publishing made me doubt myself, or my disabilities limited productivity.
I was only able to participate in this workshop thanks to its free offering. I look forward to attending future workshops provided by RoblesWrites Productions, especially given how it offered a space to develop community with other writers."
Why Is Our Work Important For The Bronx and Beyond?
From teen mother to tenured educator, award winning published writer & entrepreneur
Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a Dominican and Puerto Rican Jerome Hill Foundation Fellow in Literature, a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and a 2020 Atticus Review Poetry Contest winner. She is also a BRIO award winner with fellowships from CantoMundo, Desert Nights Rising Stars, The Frost Place, Nalac Leadership Institute, Communitas America, and VONA. With advanced degrees in education and an MFA in Performance Studies this former teen mother, and initiated priestess in Lukumi and Palo celebrates womanhood and honors cultural rituals. She’s a three-time International Latino Book Award winner who authored Conversations With My Skin (2011), and Homage To The Warrior Women (2012).
Through Robleswrites Productions, she created Lalibreta.online (2021), The Abuela Stories Project (2016), and Mujeres, The Magic, The Movement, and The Muse (2017). Her work has been featured on HBO Habla Women, Lincoln Center, Smithsonian Institute- Museum of the American Indian, Pen America World Voices Festival, Pregones Theater, and her poetry appears online in Poets.org, Tribes.org, The Quarry at Split This Rock, The Common, 92Y.org, Centro Voices Letras Literary Journal, and NACLA.org. Peggy’s poetry has also been published in several anthologies including The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext (2020), and What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump (2019). For more please visit Robleswrites.com.
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