S196. Writing Medicine: The Role of Artists in Cultural and Community Healing
Saturday, March 7, 2020
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm
Michelle Otero is the poet laureate of Albuquerque and the author of Malinche’s Daughter. Her work has appeared on NPR’s Code Switch and in the Best of Brevity anthology. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Vermont College and a member of the Macondo Writer's Workshop.
Valerie Martínez's books of poetry include Absence, Luminescent, And They Called It Horizon, World to World, and Each and Her. She was the poet laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico, from 2008–2010. Martinez is currently the director of history and literary arts at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Anel I. Flores, lesbiana, chicana, artist, is the author of Empanada, a Lesbiana Story en Probaditas. She is a member of Macondo Writer’s Workshop and NALAC. Currently she is completing her forthcoming manuscripts, Cortinas de Lluvia and her graphic memoir, Pindada de Rojo.
Chasity Salvador is a writer, performer, advocate, and cocreator for/of indigenous women. Her professional, academic, and personal careers are focused on seeking and practicing healing among Pueblo communities, indigenous women, and Mother Earth through ancestral ways of knowing/being.
Maya Chinchilla is the author of The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poética and editor of CentroMariconadas: A Queer and Trans Central American Anthology. She teaches literature, creative writing, and Latina/o/x studies at San Francisco State University, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, and Holy Names University.