Rowena Alegria

Colorado, United States

Member Since: 01/01/2015

Rowena Alegría is Chief Storyteller for the City & County of Denver, founder and director of the new citywide storytelling project I Am Denver and the race and justice initiative Denver Talks. A 2018 Writing by Writers Fellow and a 2019 Vermont Studio Center Fellow, she is a recent graduate from the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is a Macondista, a member of Sandra Cisneros’ Macondo Writers Workshop, who served as a Fiction judge for 2019. Her fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in The Rumpus, the Mississippi Review, Tribal College Journal and elsewhere. A career journalist, communications executive and speech writer, she is writing a novel that plays with form and the history of the Southwest. 



Twitter Username: @RowenaAlegria


  • Janet Cramer, Class Whore , Mississippi Review (June 2018)
  • Down and Out in Pueblo , Tribal College Journal (September 2018)
  • 365 Days Without You , The Rumpus (November 2016)


  • Chief Storyteller at City & County of Denver (September 2018 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Institute of American Indian Arts (May 2018)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature