María Alejandra Rojas

Writer, actress

María Alejandra Rojas (Caracas, 1980) Graduated in Literature from the UCV in Venezuela.

During my residency at Saari Home Residency, I will be working on the co-writing of the animated fiction feature film script Loa, kill your masters, together with Carlos Zerpa.

The topics to review are slavery, freedom, magic and voodoo, ancestry, and the participation of women in independence struggles. I look forward to deepening my co-writing work, building bonds and connections with all the artists, and actively joining the Saari Residence community. I work with group meetings, discussion of topics, individual and collective writing.

I am a narrator, I love writing stories. I dedicate myself to the study and experimentation with poetry, I write scripts for feature films and short films, I trained as an actress and have performed various plays and pleasant activity that I also dedicate myself to is tarot reading. I have been an editor and proofreader in various publishers.

First place winner of the 2006 Ucevista Literary Contest, poetry mention; winner of the first place in the 2007 Fundarte Contest mentioning stories with the book De volar; winner of the 2009 Villa del Cine contest with my fiction feature film script Por un gallo; special mention in Cada loco con su tema (México, 2010); winner of the Salvador Garmendia National Prize 2011 with the book Every night it seems and other stories, deserving of first place in the Cecilio Acosta Biennial 2017 with the book I have loved all of them, and digitally published the collection of poems Place my two eyes at the same time ( Founding you, 2021). She has taught literature workshops and classes as a teacher in Latin American universities has been part of the jury in literary contests, a representative in Book Fairs in countries such as Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Iran, Greece, Turkey. She had a special participation in the Cátedra of Salamanca, Spain. Winner of the Stiftung Künstlerdorff Schöppingen, artistic residency in Germany, 2021.