Tag: creative writing programs
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
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.
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.
I don’t know if anyone will get the Steven King reference, but, what the heck.