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Short Vine
2728 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219, USA


Jun 10, 2023


10:00 am - 1:30 pm



On Becoming an Author Writers’ Retreat

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how it feels to publish a book? You get a box in the mail, open it, and it’s the first copy of your book with your name printed. You just became an author!

This one-day writers’ retreat will change your mind set on becoming an author. Throughout the workshop, participants will:

  • Explore questions like: why do you want to publish a book? In what genre do you want to write? What is preventing you from starting your book right at this moment?
  • Learn best practices on your writing space, time, and designing a writing system.
  • Participate in group discussions and exercises to motivate you to start and continue until you become an author.
  • Explore traditional and online publishing.
  • Learn how to visualize your book before it’s published.
  • Take part in a Q & A session with a local author.

Beginners welcome. No complete manuscript is required. Bring your pen and paper, but most importantly, your desire to publish and become an author.

  • Ages: Adults 18+
  • Session: One-Time Workshop
    • Summer 1: June 10, 2023
    • Spring 2: August 5, 2023
  • Instructor: Victor Vélez
  • Cost: $150/session (includes lunch and Writers’ Workbook)
  • Class Size: 5 – 15 students enrolled per session.
  • How to Register: Please email the instructor at alasinc771@hotmail.com with “On Becoming an Author Writers’ Retreat” in the subject line. Class registration will be confirmed via email with tuition due prior to the start of class.

Victor Vélez
Victor, a native of Puerto Rico, grew up in New York City and currently lives in Cincinnati. His creative talents are expressed through multiple artistic disciplines as a writer, poet, photographer, and musician.  Victor studied Communication Arts at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York and began his writing career as a freelance writer in the early 1980s.

Victor’s published works include:

  • Poetry collections – A Quest for Answers (2003), Conga Blues (2008), Donde Estas, Senor? (2014), Divine Reflections (2016), and Wandering Soul (2019)
  • Photography – Images (2013)
  • Children’s book – You Live Inside (2022)
  • Fictional and non-fiction works – Salsa in the ‘Nati (2020), The Triduum of All Hallows (2021), The Twelve (2022), and Forecast (2022)


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