F147. CANCELLED: Creative Writing in Spanish in the United States: A Movement in the Making
Friday, March 6, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am
Keila Vall is fiction and nonfiction author/editor. Here work includes Los días animales (Best Novel-ILBA), Ana no duerme (Best Fiction-MAELCA Award) Ana no duerme y otros cuentos, Viaje legado. She has degrees in anthropology (BA-USB), creative writing (MFA-NYU), political science (MA-USB), and Hispanic cultural studies (MA- Columbia University).
Cristina Rivera Garza is an award-winning author of novels, collections of short stories, and poetry books, and a distinguished professor of Hispanic studies and creative writing at the University of Houston. She has theorized the link between writing and community in our violent times.
Naida Saavedra is a writer, scholar, and professor. Her works of fiction portrait people immersed in chaotic cities. Her research focuses on issues of identity, migration, and social media in contemporary Latina/o/x Literature. She is documenting the #NewLatinoBoom, US literary movement in Spanish.
Pedro Medina León is an award-winning author, speaker, member of the Florida Hummanities Council, and editor. He is the author of the acclaimed novels Varsovia, Mañana no te veré en Miami, Marginal, and Tour: una vuelta por la cultura popular de Miami, and editor of the anthologies Viaje One Way and Miami (Un)Plugged.
María Mínguez Arias is author of the award-winning novel Patricia sigue aquí, translator, and journalist, and operations director at Aunt Lute Books. María's identity as immigrant, queer woman, mother, and author writing in Spanish in the US. informs her works on digital memory, familial/historical legacy, motherhood, and language.