ZYZZYVA Writers’ Workshops

ZYZZYVA Remote Writers’

As we all adhere to social distancing and sheltering in place in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, ZYZZYVA will continue to offer our Writer’s Workshops, in a slightly altered format.

These three-hour courses will be conducted over Zoom’s conferencing service, and will be limited to five students. Courses will include a craft discussion from the instructor, as well as traditional workshop-style group discussion of the attendees’ submitted work.

Following the Workshop, attendees will also be sent a page of feedback on the submitted work from the instructor.

Spring & Summer Workshops

Spring & Summer Workshops applications closed. Now accepting applications for Fall & Winter!

Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Fiction Workshop
with Ingrid Rojas Contreras

July 18, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST

Submissions open now
Submissions close: June 19, 2020

About this workshop

Ingrid Rojas Contreras, author of the much-buzzed-about novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree, will guide attendees in how to create a vivid sense of place, relate sensory detail, and much more.

Ingrid Rojas Contreras was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Buzzfeed, Nylon, and Guernica, among others. She is the book columnist for KQED, the Bay Area’s NPR affiliate. She teaches writing at the University of San Francisco, and works with immigrant high school students as part of a San Francisco Arts Commission initiative bringing writers into public schools.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit a fiction manuscript (short story, flash fiction, or novel excerpt) of no more than 2,500 words (roughly 10 pages double-spaced). Make sure it is a manuscript you wish to discuss in the workshop.

The non-refundable application fee is $15. Accepted applicants will be informed by July 10th. If accepted, the fee to attend is $150.