Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

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 mindset 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 on June 8, July 13, and August 3
  • Instructor: Victor Vélez
  • Cost: $150/session (includes lunch and Writers’ Workbook)
  • Class Location: CCAC’s new home (3412 Clifton Ave)
  • Class Size: 3 – 10 students enrolled per session.

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)
  • “Jennifer’s Notes,” a novel suspense thriller with a twist, is coming in 2024.