Working on a mixed or 1st-generation memoir? Monday is the deadline to apply to work with Faith Adiele and Stacyann Chin this summer at VONA!
THIS COULD BE YOU, if you apply to VONA: Summer Workshops for Writers of Color by TOMORROW (April 9)!
I just found this photo on my phone. It’s classic me (lime green) and classic Junot Díaz. He spoke at Carnegie Mellon U in Pittsburgh, and afterwards I took him to my favorite retro hangout, Kelly’s. I think the next day we heard about the Pulitzer.
The editors of the groundbreaking anthology on people of color and nature, The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World (Milkweed Editions, 2011), are looking for contributions for a higher education online teaching guide with lesson ideas, questions, prompts, and resources that teachers of literature, environmental studies, multicultural studies, American Studies, geography, and other pertinent fields would find valuable for teaching the book.
The provocative writings in The Colors of Nature exist at the intersection of cultural identity and ecological awareness, featuring work from more than 30 contributors of widely diverse backgrounds—including Jamaica Kincaid, Joseph Bruchac, Yusef Komunyakaa, Kimiko Hahn, Nikky Finney, bell hooks, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Francisco X. Alarcón and me, Faith. This anthology explores the relationships between culture, place, “race,” and identity, which historically have been overlooked in traditional environmental writing.
Timetable and Submission Guidelines: Please let them know of your interest as soon as possible. The deadline has been extended for receipt of lessons or class ideas, plus resources, to May 30, 2012. Read the call for more detail CallSubmissionsOneSheet