Tag: creative writing programs

  • José Orduña: Writing and Justice

    José Orduña: Writing and Justice

    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 […]

  • The Exiled Poet: Guisell Gomez

    The Exiled Poet: Guisell Gomez

    While I was at the Associated Writing Programs conference in Florida this past month, I met Guisell Gomez, a student of creative writing and a published poet. Born in Colombia, she and her family moved to the United States when she was a child. She remembers the move, the brutal act of being torn out […]

  • The Salvadoran, Hip-Hop, Mormon Voice of William Palomo

    The Salvadoran, Hip-Hop, Mormon Voice of William Palomo

    I was at the Associated Writing Programs conference in Tampa in March, where students and professor of creative writing gather for a weekend. I had a great time, because I was on the lookout for Latino writers, and I found them. And this young man was a true find! William Palomo is the son of […]

  • The AWP Conference in Tampa: I’m looking for diversity.

    The AWP Conference in Tampa: I’m looking for diversity.

    I’m hoping to find a swarm of Latino writers, professors and students at the AWP conference this weekend. And, hey, maybe it’s happened–maybe there’s a groundswell of writers of Latin American heritage at the AWP. One can hope, right?  

  • Join me in Tampa. I promise, I won’t bring the axe.

    Join me in Tampa. I promise, I won’t bring the axe.

    I don’t know if anyone will get the Steven King reference, but, what the heck.