Sunday, March 5th - Raina J. León, and Barbara Curiel

$5-20 sliding scale

12 noon, $30

Raina J. León, member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, has been published in numerous journals as a writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Canticle of Idols, Boogeyman Dawn, and sombra: (dis)locate (2016) and the chapbook, profeta without refuge (2016). She has received fellowships and residencies with Macondo, Cave Canem, CantoMundo, Montana Artists Refuge, the Macdowell Colony, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Annamaghkerrig, Ireland and Ragdale. She also is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online quarterly, international journal devoted to the promotion and publication of LatinX arts. She is an associate professor of education at Saint Mary’s College of California.

Barbara Curiel is a specialist in Chicano and Latino Studies. Her areas of interest include Chicana/o and Latina/o Literatures, Chicana Feminisms, Women of Color Feminisms, and Transnational Literatures. She is a bilingual speaker attentive to borderlands cultures and identities. Her scholarship focuses on the work of authors Sandra Cisneros, Helena Maria Viramontes, and Ana Castillo.

Barbara teaches core and elective courses at HSU for both Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies and the English Department. She is also a textile artist and poet. Since the 1970s, she has published for domestic and international audiences, and has had her work featured in major collections of Chicana/o Literature.

Workshop info:

The myth within: In this workshop, we will draw from the myths that are rooted within our bones, those stories that sing out through the ages, and reimagine them through writing. This is the workshop where we will use words to bring the ethereal to life.

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