I met José Orduña at the Associated Writing Program conference in Tampa, Florida this past spring. He had arrived at the conference about 48 hours after getting arrested in D.C. for civil disobedience, fighting for the rights of DACA recipients.
José is a Professor of creative writing at the University of Nevada. His take on what “creative nonfiction” is took me through a world of social activism, scholarship, and revelation. His passion for all three is palpable, as you’ll hear in his words.