F255. Not Disappearing into Americanness: Code-Switching as Cultural Preservation Through Language Conservation
Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Nayelly Barrios is a Rio Grande Valley native. Her work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Puerto del Sol, The Paris-American, and elsewhere. She is coeditor in chief and founder of Ostrich Review.
Eric Nguyen received his MFA from McNeese State University. His fiction has been published in the Cossack, Jonathan, and Glitterwolf. He is a contributing writer to diaCRITICS.org.
Thomas Parrie is a member of the Choctaw-Apache tribe of Ebarb, LA. He seeks to preserve his people’s language and culture through poetry. He is a graduate of McNeese State University where he received his MFA.
Gabriela Ramirez-Chavez holds a BA in English and creative writing from CSU Long Beach. Her work has been published in the Acentos Review, Kweli, and Plath Profiles. She is currently pursuing a PhD in literature with a creative/critical emphasis at UC Santa Cruz.
M. Evelina Galang, author of One Tribe, Her Wild American Self and Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery, received the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award Advancing Human Rights, and is an advocate of WWII Comfort Women. She directs the MFA in creative writing at the University of Miami.