Screenwriter Enrique Berumen-Garcia will conduct free bilingual writing workshops beginning today as part of "Young Ink," a nine-month project for teen-agers and adults.
"At the beginning they think they have nothing to say," said Berumen-Garcia, who conducted a similar workshop last fall. "As we go along, they discover they do have something to say. We concentrate a lot on expression and just write a lot."
He hopes to publish an anthology of participants' work after the sessions end in April.
The sessions will be held Tuesdays starting this week at the East Los Angeles Sheriff's Youth Activities League Community Center, 4360 Dozier Ave., and Sundays starting today at the Community Service Organization Building, 2130 E. 1st St.
The workshops are sponsored by the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Sheriff's Department community center.
Today's class is from noon to 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday's class is from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Information: (213) 267-0012.