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.
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.
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 web page (www.bordersenses.com) and join them in one of the several activities they perform.
BorderSenses provides a voice for an underserviced community through literary projects. It show cases both local and national authors through BorderSenses, Forword, and Memorias.
Volunteering for BorderSenses has been a great experience. I have learned so much and have been able to give back to the community thanks to the many contributions that BorderSenses does on a regular basis. The staff at BorderSenses are passionate about the mission and dedicated to promoting visual artists in underserved communities. I am very grateful for organizations that are empowering and contribute in a positive way to all people.
BorderSenses does an amazing job of contributing and keeping the momentum of the literary scene in El Paso. It gives poets, authors, and artists a stage on which to have their voices heard. In an ever evolving city, BorderSenses has been a staple for 10 years, which speaks to not only it's relevance, but it's vital importance to the city's literary landscape.
Bordersenses does an amazing job in providing a vocal and creative outlet to people who live in the shadows of society due to social and economic status. Because of their publications, the struggles and triumphs of so many are documented and now a major part of history. This is a real benefit to future generations. As a volunteer playwright and director, I led a group of actors in dramatizing some of the published stories. The material was already compelling, which challenged me as an artist to create a live representation worthy of the actual people whose experiences we were "playing" with. The Bordersenses publications moved me emotionally, intellectually, and in a proactive way. I feel very fortunate to be a part of their journey. Bordersenses inspires me to be a positive world citizen and to make a creative, meaningful impact.
BorderSenses is a rich source of cultural and artistic exchange in the Borderlands, especially in El Paso/Juarez. It is a true community organization rooted in volunteers with vision. The organization, along with its journal, out-reach programs, and events, is celebration of voices. Viva BorderSenses.
When I first moved to El Paso, I attended a BorderSenses Journal book release event—a dynamic gathering of the local literary-arts community. I was both impressed with the quality of the publication and compelled to embed myself in the community; I contacted the director to volunteer.
BorderSenses is a multi-faceted organization. They sponsor a monthly open-mic reading series, host creative writing workshops for migrant workers and then publish their stories in the annual journal Memorias del Silencio, as well as publish the BorderSenses Literary Journal.
BorderSenses also offers workshops and chapbook publication to El Paso teens through their sister project, ForWord. I’ve spent the past year volunteering for this program, offered free (as is the case with all of their programs) to the community.
BorderSenses takes its community and artists very seriously. I plan on continuing my volunteer involvement with this organization for years to come.