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Video Replay: The Big Texas Author Talk with Novelist Carmen Tafolla

by Writing Workshops Staff

8 months ago


Video Replay: The Big Texas Author Talk with Novelist Carmen Tafolla

by Writing Workshops Staff

8 months ago


From WritingWorkshops.com and Gemini Ink: Watch our discussion on The Big Texas Author Talk with Novelist Carmen Tafolla, moderated by Dr. Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz.

Carmen Tafolla is an internationally acclaimed Chicana writer from San Antonio, Texas, and a professor emerita of bicultural bilingual studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Tafolla served as the poet laureate of San Antonio from 2012 to 2014, and was named the Poet Laureate of Texas for 2015–16. Tafolla has written more than thirty books and won multiple literary awards. She is one of the most highly anthologized Chicana authors in the United States, appearing in more than 300 anthologies.

Dr. Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz is a Mexicana/Chicana queer educator, author, and translator who teaches Spanish as well as Queer, Chicana/o, and Latinx Studies at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She is the translator of Xelana González and Adriana Garcia's award-winning books: Where Wonders Grow (Donde las maravillas crecen) and Remembering (Te recuerdo). She was absolutely thrilled when Dr. Carmen Tafolla invited her to translate her novel in verse Warrior Girl (Guerrera). Rita’s story about being previously undocumented entitled “First Visit” was published in the award-winning Anthology Somewhere We are Human: Authentic Voices on Migration, Survival, and New Beginnings, coedited by Reyna Grande and Sonia Guiñansaca.

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