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Wings/Alas Tenth Annual Women Writers Workshop July 12-14 2019

It’s April 15, 2044.You have a few minutes from your hectic holiday schedule to enjoy a cup of your favorite brew that Robert the Robot brings you. You start thinking of that book you never wrote, that workshop with fellow women writers you wanted to attend in Long Beach, California  25 years ago but didn’t.

Then your favorite niece comes over and invites you to go with her for a ride in her new Time Machine. “Where do you want to go and what day, Auntie?” your adoring niece asks you.

“Long Beach, California, July 12, 2019,” you say with great precision and without hesitation.

And that day you walk into Wings/Alas, the 10th Annual Women’s Writers Workshop.

You look around to your fellow writers all willing to support you and you them.

“I’m ready to write my book. This time, I won’t let anything stop me.”

July 12-14, 2019

Dear fellow writers, this is the summer you keep the promise to yourself, the summer of your chance to write your book

  •    that book of poetry
  •    that children’s book
  •    that how-to book filled with promise
  •    that novel Steven King’s followers will love
  •    that unique cook book with granny’s delicious recipes and family stories

Wings/Alas,the 10th Annual Women Writers Workshopwill help you fly toward that goal in the company of fellow supportive writers. Facilitated by Amazon Best-Selling Author, Dr. Mayra Fernandez,  author of 18 publishedbooks in several genres.

All women writers are welcomed.

For the limited full or partial scholarships, please answer the following question in 50 words or less:              Where I have demonstrated a unique writing ability and how it’s made a difference in my life?                        Send your response by June 25th to: [email protected]

For registration click below to download:

Registration WingsAlas 10th AnnualWriters Workshop

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  -Maya Angelou


Date: July 12-14, 2019

Times: July 12th 7-9 pm                  July  13 & 14 10am-5 pm

Place: Royal Cup Café’s Banquet Room

994 Redondo Ave. (Corner of Redondo Ave. and 10thSt.)

Long Beach, CA                          562-987-1027

Cost: $395

Includes the whole seminar plus breakfast at 9 a.m., lunch and some snacks for both days.

A $100 non-refundable deposit by June 25th will save your spot/seat with the rest due by July 4th 2019

limited seating.


What to expect: Dr. Fernández will use her successful Mayra Method of Writing.

Following the directions of the facilitator, you will have written a working draft of your poem or story.

To register contact [email protected] or call 562-449-7707

Click below for registration form (download):

Registration WingsAlas 10th AnnualWriters Workshop



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.



Best-Selling Author, 

Dr. Mayra Fernández,

invites you to the Ninth Annual 2016


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.


THIS WORKSHOP IS CLOSED!  Please see info above for current workshop registration.

Early Bird Special:(CLOSED)

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

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




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