Welcome to BorderSenses

Vision:  BorderSenses continues to work on literary events, outreach projects, and always seeks additional venues for artistic expression as well as working on projects that support new artist who already exist in our community to increase literary and artistic awareness.

Mission:  Our mission is to provide a voice to visual artists and writers of this region and beyond  to promote cross-border exchange in the arts.  We provide a venue of artistic growth that helps improve the quality of life for our communities.

BorderSenses is a non-profit literary organization that was established in the Fall of 2000 and is dedicated to offering community-oriented projects as well as provide venues for artist and writers in the El Paso/ Juarez area. BordeSenses has collaborated with several organizations and worked on various projects to support the arts in our community. The organization provides free writing groups and open- mic readings for the community. In the past, BorderSenses has collaborated with Women Writers’ Collective, El Paso Against Domestic Violence, The University of Texas at El Paso, Community Empowerment Through Education, El Paso Community College (EPCC), Community Education Program, the YWCA, and other community based organizations and school districts.

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BorderSenses publishes a bilingual, bi-annual Literary Journal that showcases the work of emerging and consolidated writers and graphic artist of the border region. The organization has four projects: the Literary JournalBarbed Wire Open Mic Series( a project designed to bring poetry writing and performance workshops to venues around the city), Memorias del Silencio ( a collaboration between El Paso Community College- Community Education Program which is designed to offer Creative Writing workshops to farm workers working towards attaining their GED in the El Paso region),  and ForWord Project ( which offers city-wide created Creative Writing workshops for teens ages 13- 19 enrolled in all of the regional school districts).