Literary and literacy services for El Paso, TX and surrounding border communities

Join us in making a positive impact on our community
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Join us in making a positive impact on our community
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Join us in making a positive impact on our community
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Join us in making a positive impact on our community
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Join us in making a positive impact on our community
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Join us in making a positive impact on our community
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Join us in making a positive impact on our community
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Join us in making a positive impact on our community
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Join us in making a positive impact on our community
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Join us in making a positive impact on our community
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Join us in making a positive impact on our community
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Join us in making a positive impact on our community
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Join us in making a positive impact on our community
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Join us in making a positive impact on our community

AN INVITATION TO BE PART OF OUR FAMILY

Bienvenidos and Welcome to BorderSenses, a literary/ literacy arts organization based in El Paso, TX. We are working to improve  literacy and literacy outreach in our community and beyond. We aspire for  the tri-state, two-country region to thrive and express itself in two languages -- English and Spanish. BorderSenses participates in local, state, and national conferences and events to bring the voices of the borderland to a variety of artists and writers.

publications

40+

Participants

1220+

Collaborators

50+

years in the making

23+

Current and past collaborators

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Mission

BorderSenses’ (a 501 (c) (3) non-profit literacy organization) mission is to support emerging and established artists in the border community by increasing literary, literacy, and artistic awareness, and providing venues for artistic expression through literary events, publications, and outreach projects.

Vision

BorderSenses is committed to being a partner to academic institutions and writers/artists in the area. Our vision is to help the border community truly harness its educational and creative potential.

impact

Our program is dedicated to serving the underserved and underrepresented sections of the community. We are proud to have a strong presence in the Hispanic community, and our program is especially popular among women.
Our Projects
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Our Projects
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Our Projects
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Our Projects
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Our Projects

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Our Projects
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Our Projects
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Our Projects
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Our Projects
Literary Journal
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Literary Journal

A Journal that hosts creative writers from the border area and beyond.
ForWord
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ForWord

Encourages young people to discover their creative potential through writing.
Memorias Del Silencio
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Memorias Del Silencio

A project that gives voice to the experiences of migrants and their loved ones.
Barbed Wire Open Mic Series
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Barbed Wire Open Mic Series

BWOMS is a community-oriented platform that encourages artistic expression.
Together we can make a difference
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Together we can make a difference
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Together we can make a difference
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Together we can make a difference
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Together we can make a difference
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Together we can make a difference
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Together we can make a difference
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Together we can make a difference
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Together we can make a difference
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Together we can make a difference
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Together we can make a difference
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Together we can make a difference
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Together we can make a difference
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Together we can make a difference
Join us in making
a positive impact on our community
With your help, we can continue to provide high-quality writing, academic, and artistic experiences to our region’s culturally rich and diverse communities through bilingual publications, community arts events, and special projects for underserved communities.