Hablamos Juntos Project

The Hablamos Juntos Project is an exciting co-venture between the online museum Museo Eduardo Carrillo and the Young Writers Program. It operates in much the same way as the In-Classroom Project with one unusual exception: students are able to use the artwork of contemporary California Latinx artists to inspire their writing, providing them with the opportunity to be exposed to fine art and take the time to investigate and learn about that art. Using the artwork to inspire their writing affords students with the opportunity to engage in lateral thinking, making connections and associations to the artwork and their own lives. With the help of the Young Writers Program’s writing mentors, students also benefit from the support of trained writing mentors who encourage them to extend their thinking and make revisions with a wider audience in mind.

The Hablamos Juntos Project is in its fourth year, having published three, full-color books that feature student writing alongside the artwork that inspired it. Our third-year project, The Story in the Art/La historia en el arte, was published in both Spanish and English and in soft and hard-cover editions.

All the books in the Hablamos Juntos series are available for purchase through Bookshop Santa Cruz.