What is VONA? VONA stands for Voices of our Nations Arts and is comprised of intensive writing workshops in different genres for one whole week with successful writers of color (WOC). The idea is to build a stable platform for WOC who are significantly underrepresented in writing programs across the country. It provides a safe… Continue reading Rosa M. Rios on Voices of our Nations Art and her Puerto Rican Heritage
Disclaimer: I did go on to major in English, but it’s not my first language. My first language is Spanish. I am have been studying French for the last two years, le langage de l’amour, and at times my head gets lost in translation. Surprisingly, it is often the smallest things that confuse me, like… Continue reading Proofreading and Editing
Beyoncé’s XO wakes me up exactly at 5:30 in the morning. I drag myself out of bed, and I attempt to wake myself up with a cold shower and pot-size cup of coffee. I barely have time to enjoy the sweet scent before I am out the door and chasing the bus down the street.… Continue reading Making Time
My English class had just read Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, and I remember thinking, “I love the way she writes.”
Hello Friends, I hope everyone is doing well. I’m thrilled to announce that one of my short-stories, “Uncle Carlos’s Liberty Avenue,” has been published on the La Galería Magazine. Click on the link and check out my contribution. Let me know what you think! Best, Steph
How do we write without letting the fear take over? How do we create a safe and conducive “writing space?” I’m not an expert on the subject, but here are some of the things I’ve learned as an amateur writer about writing (and a writer of color).