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Best-Selling Author, 

Dr. Mayra Fernández,

invites you to the Ninth Annual


The Latina* Writers Weekend Workshop

Best-Selling Author, Dr. Mayra Fernández, author of 18 published books of different genres and an international facilitator, Mayra has helped writers hone their writing skills, start their books, change careers to full-time writing and find their deeper selves through the written word. Her latest client, Scott LaRette, received a five-figure advance for his book The Unbreakable Boy which recently won the Dove Award.

Join a select group of chosen Latina* writers with Best-Selling Author, Mayra Fernández, to perfect your writing skills in a fun, energizing and supportive environment using The Mayra Method where you will go from blank page to a finished literary product, from writer’s block to flow using a framework filled with creative tools.


Who is the Wings/Alas Writer?

The Latina who:

  • although maybe a little a afraid, has a passion for the art of writing
  • is ready to focus on herself as a writer
  • is willing to stay for the whole weekend
  • receives and gives positive critiquing
  • is willing to make financial sacrifice of becoming the writer she was meant to be.


Workshop Details  

Friday      March 11, 2016 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Saturday March 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Sunday   March 13, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Location:  Long Beach, CA (Specific location will be provided to participants closer to workshop dates)

Early Bird Special:

Pay on or before February 19, 2016 ………. $249

After February 19, 2016 …………………….. $349


Comments from Past Wings/Alas Participants

I expected Wings/Alas to be a warm supportive opportunity to meet and write with others. This is what it was like and has been the three summers that I’ve attended. –Cynthia L.

Wings/Alas was a motivational , supportive and heartwarming ambiente to develop and continue to develop writing. –Maritza A.

I expected Wings/Alas to be as good as it was two years ago. What it was really like for me was even better! M.E.W.

What I liked most about Wings/Alas was the participants were wonderful, instruction, very good. –Pat A.

I expected Wings/Alas to be a big production at a University that would be a lot of “how to” papers. But it was a reunion of mujeres & celebration of Latina talent where we live our work & work hard. –Araceli L.

Wings/Alas was a warm & safe place where I could write and express my inner thoughts. I got lots of positive feedback and encouragement plus the fact that we’ve agreed to write and aim to get published. –Maria C.

Wings/Alas was intense! Perhaps because it felt so intimate, the stories so personal. It is a real testimony to the safe, nurturing environment provided. –Maria B.

As exciting and inspirational as it was the first time I attended Wings/Alas, this one was even more so. It gave me the concentrated time with interspersed critiques to focus on my writing. Having time to write, hearing others’ works, discussing with other writers, seeing books that included Latina writers, readings at the end on Sunday because I was involved in the sharing of the process of my colegas’ work. –Lupe F.

What I liked most about Wings/Alas was hearing everyone’s stories, the informal environment, the structure and the supportive critique guidelines. –Maria Z.


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