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1500 Texas St. #up

El Paso
Texas 79901
USA
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Target demographics: offer new artistic and academic opportunities to artists and underserved communities

Geographic areas served: El Paso Texas area

Programs: the publication of a literary and arts journal that provides a venue for artists and authors from the border and beyond to share their work; BorderSenses hosts The Barbed Wire Open Mic Series; offers creative writing workshops for teens in the ForWord Project, creative writing workshops for migrant farm workers and publication of their stories in the book series Memorias del silencio: Footprints of the Borderland.

Mission:
BorderSenses is a non-profit literary organization (established in fall 2000), dedicated to offering a venue for the borderland’s diverse emerging and established visual artists and writers, as well as to promoting cross-border exchange in the arts and literature. We strive to provide high quality writing and artistic experiences to our region’s culturally rich and diverse communities through bilingual publications, community arts events and special projects for underserved communities.
Results:
BorderSenses has promoted the work of more than 400 authors, visual artists and musicians through its publications and events.
BorderSenses has published nineteen volumes of the literary and arts journal of the same names, which features the work of artists and authors from all over the world in English, Spanish and translation.
BorderSenses has published eight volumes of Memorias del silencio: Footprints of the Borderland, a collection of writings by migrant farm workers in the El Paso area.
Through our community project, ForWord, the organization has offered free creative writing workshops for teens in various community centers and after-school programs.

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10/31/13
BorderSenses does an excellent job empowering local writers by promoting their work and encouraging aspiring writers to hone their craft through the various projects and events they operate, which provide an unparalleled level of community outreach... more »
10/31/13
Bordersenses does a great job with the literary community in El Paso. I have a special interest in their Forword Project, I believe their work with teens has a very positive impact in the community... more »
10/31/13
Border Senses make sense for El Paso community. It develops programs that encourage writers of all ages to pursuit their dreams and consolidate careers. Besides it represents a door to academics or humanistic investigators to expose their works. I firmly invite all the people to look around in their... more »
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