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.
Each summer developing and experienced writers in all genres come from around the country and globe to work and build community with renowned writers of color. In choosing our faculty we select only internationally celebrated authors who are known for their excellence as writers and their sensibilities toward political and cultural issues. All of our workshop leaders are inspiring and proven teachers experienced with diverse populations.
Summer 2012 Faculty: Elmaz Abinader, Faith Adiele, Junot Diaz, M. Evelina Galang, Minal Hajratwala, Randal Kenan, Maaza Mengiste, David Mura, Willie Perdomo and Patricia Smith. As usual, this summer is going to be killer! Mark your calendars for the all-star faculty reading on Thursday June 28!