Cuban Memories

This is me striking a pose with my parents and their friends in Pinar del Rio in the 1980s. My mom was pregnant at the time with my little brother.

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Context in Fiction Class

I’m really excited to be teaching yet another class at GrubStreet this fall. It’s a one-day seminar about how to provide context in fiction without hurting your narrative’s momentum. More details are available on the link below. Please share!

https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/context-in-fiction/

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Teaching Fall Class

Very happy to share that I’m going to be teaching at GrubStreet again in the fall! The link to the class is below. It’s meant for all levels of fiction writing.

https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/6-weeks-6-stories-13-2-1-1-2-1/

Please share with anyone who might be interested!

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Trip Back in Time.

I recently visited my family in Miami, and while there my mom showed me a bunch of pictures which I hadn’t seen in years. They helped reconnect with my childhood in Cuba and my father, who passed away last year. This is one of the photographs: me driving a Soviet-era Moskvich.

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Some News of Which to be Proud.

Cuba Eliminates HIV Transmission from Mother to Child.

A new born baby rests beside his mother Dailyn Fleite (L), 29, at the Ana Betancourt de Mora Hospital in Camaguey, Cuba, June 19, 2015. The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child. Picture taken June 19, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

A new born baby rests beside his mother Dailyn Fleite (L), 29, at the Ana Betancourt de Mora Hospital in Camaguey, Cuba, June 19, 2015. The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child. 

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Fiction Workshop

There are still some spots available for the fiction workshop I’m teaching this summer at GrubStreet. It starts in just two weeks, so sign up or share with anyone who you think might be interested!

https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/fiction-ii-19-1-1-1/

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Teaching at Grub Street!

I’m excited to share that I’m going to be teaching a Fiction II class at Grub Street this summer. Details are available on this link: https://www.grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/fiction-ii-19-1-1-1/

It’s a semester-long course focusing on workshops of students’ stories. If you have friends or former students in the Boston area who might be interested, please let them know!

I’m really happy to be joining the Grub Street family as an instructor and helping writers improve their work!

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