Rowena Alegria

Colorado, United States

Member Since: 01/01/2015

Rowena Alegría is a reporter, editor, columnist and speech writer who earns her MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in May. She is writing a novel that plays with form and the history of the Southwest. A finalist for the Mississippi Review Fiction Prize 2018 and a winner of the Tribal College Journal 2018 fiction competition, she was awarded scholarships to attend Writing by Writers Methow Valley and the Macondo Writers Workshop in 2018. She is also the founder and director of Denver Talks, a citywide initiative of the Mayor that uses story and connection to unite community; thousands engaged in conversations of race and justice through Citizen; An American Lyric and a visit from author Claudia Rankine in 2017.



Twitter Username: @RowenaAlegria


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

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature