I wrote a personal blog piece for GrubStreet’s “Immigrant Stories” series about my journey from Cuba to the person and writer I am today, titled:
First, I’m happy to share the news that I’m GrubStreet‘s new Head of Faculty and Curriculum. I’ve been teaching fiction writing at this wonderful center for over a year, during which I’ve also participated in many of their events, led free workshops, and presented at their excellent conference, The Muse & the Marketplace. I’m very excited to be a part of the staff and help GrubStreet continue their exceptional work serving our diverse community of writers in Boston and beyond!
One of the amazing initiatives at GrubStreet is the Writers of Color Group. I attended my first meeting a little while back, and wrote a blog post sharing my experiences and explaining why it’s such an important project. This meeting focused on the topic of cultural appropriation, sparked in part by Lionel Shriver’s speech at the Brisbane Writers Festival.
I’m happy to share that I’ll be presenting two sessions (they can be found under my name) at this year’s The Muse & the Marketplace conference in Boston! The sessions are filling up quickly, so please share with those who might be interested.
I’m looking forward to being a part of it with the wonderful folks at GrubStreet and meeting new people who love writing, literature, and the publishing world as much as I do.
I’m very happy to share that I’ll be teaching a Master Fiction workshop at GrubStreet this coming spring semester. It’s an advanced class aimed at students who’ve preferably had some previous workshop experience, are thinking of applying to MFAs, or looking to publish their short fiction.
Details are available here: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/master-fiction-16-1-1-1-1-1-1/
Application deadline is December 10th! Feel free to share with anyone who might be interested.
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!