AWP report, part 1
Just returned from Chicago and the Associated Writing Programs Conference and it was soooooooo impressive. I hadn’t been to one in many years and I am going to make it a habit of returning every year. I was on a panel coordinated by poet/memoirist Mia Leonin, faculty at my alma mater, University of Miami. She asked me to participate on “Beyond Bilingualism: Teaching Creative Writing to Monolingual and Multilingual Students,” along with her students Mariam Zafar and Nicole Hospital-Medina. I asked María Elvira Vera Tatá to speak about her Honors in the Major Creative Writing thesis, a wonderful (and already award-winning) novella written with a great deal of untranslated Spanish. It was a great session and we had really interesting questions and productive conversation in the Q & A. Well done! And many thanks to Mia for thinking of me for this panel.