S226. We Wear The Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America

Room 18 & 19, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Essayists from the anthology, We Wear The Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America, will discuss misrepresentations of identity through gender, class, and race and other categories. Panel will feature five creative nonfiction essayists, all of whom are part of this anthology.


Lisa Page is coeditor of We Wear The Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing. Her work has appeared in VQR, Playboy, The Washington Post Bookworld, The Crisis, Origins, and American Short Fiction, and in several anthologies. She directs the creative writing program at George Washington University.

Achy Obejas is the author of the recent The Tower of the Antilles, as well as the critically acclaimed Ruins, Days of Awe, and Memory Mambo. She has translated Junot Díaz, Wendy Guerra, Rita Indiana, and others. She is the director of the MFA in translation program at Mills College. www.achyobejas.com

Sergio Troncoso is the author of The Last Tortilla and Other Stories, Crossing Borders: Personal Essays, and the novels The Nature of Truth and From This Wicked Patch of Dust. He is a resident faculty member of the Yale Writers' Conference and an instructor at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center.

Brando Skyhorse is the author of The Madonnas of Echo Park, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award; Take This Man: A Memoir; and coeditor of the anthology We Wear The Mask. Skyhorse is an associate professor at Indiana University, where he teaches in the creative writing MFA program.

Marc Fitten has published two novels, Valeria's Last Stand and Elza's Kitchen, and nonfiction, We Were The Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America. He is also a founding faculty member of the Yale Writers Conference.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside