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Poetry at Padron: Word Warehouse Series

Word Warehouse Series

Welcome to the Word Warehouse!  Our very own house of words! 

Who we are?

The Word Warehouse is a place of creativity, where multi-platform genres come to together to collaborate and to help each other's work grow. We kickoff the series with our very FIRST Poetry Contest. 

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to share their pieces. Constructive suggestions will be offered. We will also have generative writing prompts to help grow our writers' portfolio. See BELOW for details on When and Where. 

 Let Padrón Campus be a place for creativity! 

  Zoraida Pastor, MFA 
Poet, Tutor, Professor

Zoraida “Ziggy” Pastor is the daughter of Cuban exiles. She has been writing poetry since she was thirteen. While completing her bachelor's degrees at Florida International University, Zoraida was part of the Everglades Wilderness Writing Expedition, where local, aspiring writers learned and wrote about Everglades National Park. Her Everglades themed poems were exhibited at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center in the park.

Zoraida's work has also been published in the international, bilingual magazine Mango La Revista, based in Cali, Colombia. She was featured in Z Publishing House, Best Emerging Writers of Florida two years in a row.  Zoraida is the author of “Bear Echoes,” a poetry chapbook sponsored by O, Miami and The Knight Foundation. She is an active, published member of the South Florida Writer’s Association. Zoraida is a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry graduate of Converse College.

Word Gumbo

This workshop introduces participants into the wonderful world of poetry. It combines multimedia elements of collaging and poetry to create new pieces. Working as a team, we will repurpose old magazines, newspapers etc. to make a group poem. We will also read poems to get us inspired.  

Letter Poems

This workshop combines the elements of  epistolary writing (letter writing) and poetry. Participants will write poems in the form of letters. They will read and enjoy great examples of epistolary poems.