A Free Monthly Online Reading Series from Writing Workshops Dallas & Gemini Ink
Up Next: We're reading and discussing Octavio Quintanilla's collection, If I Go Missing. This session will be moderated by Natalia Treviño, author of VirginX & Lavando la Dirty Laundry.
September 15th, 2021 via Zoom @ 7PM CST
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Previously (08/18/21): We read Nan Cuba's novel, Body and Bread:
An astonishing debut, If I Go Missing is timely, fearless, and necessary. In these poems, Octavio Quintanilla measures displacement with language and grapples with the longing to begin anew, to return to what was left unsaid, undone. Redemption is not always possible in the geography of these poems, but there is always a sense of hope. And by this pulse we are guided, the poet’s unmistakable voice that, finally, clears the way so we may find our bearing.
ABOUT OCTAVIO QUINTANILLA
Octavio’s visual work has been exhibited at the Southwest School of Art, Presa House Gallery, Equinox Gallery, UTRGV-Brownsville, the Weslaco Museum, Aanna Reyes Gallery in San Antonio, TX, Our Lady of the Lake University, AllState Almaguer art space in Mission, El Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, The Walker’s Gallery in San Marcos, TX, and in the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center / Black Box Theater in Austin, TX. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas and is the regional editor for Texas Books in Review and poetry editor for The Journal of Latina Critical Feminism & for Voices de la Luna: A Quarterly Literature & Arts Magazine. Octavio teaches Literature and Creative Writing in the M.A./M.F.A. program at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.
ABOUT NATALIA TREVINO
PREVIOUS AUTHORS/TITLES INCLUDE
- Debut Novelist Fowzia Karimi: Above Us the Milky Way
- Edgar-winning novelist Joe R. Lansdale: Edge of Dark Water
- Winner of the Iowa Prize for Nonfiction Kendra Allen: When You Learn the Alphabet
- 2020 Texas Poet Laureate Emmy Perez: With The River on Our Face
- New York Times Bestselling Author Kathleen Kent: The Dime & The Burn
- Critically Acclaimed Novelist David Samuel Levinson: Tell Me How This Ends Well
- Award-Winning writer Antonio Ruiz-Camacho's Barefoot Dogs
- San Antonio Poet Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson's She Lives in Music
- Debut Novelist Heather Harper Ellett: Ain't Nobody Nobody
- Amanda Eyre Ward's New York Times bestselling novel The Jetsetters
- Jenny Browne's New and Selected Poems
- Rebekah Manley's Alexandra and the Awful, Awkward, No Fun, Truly Bad Dates
- Cliff Hudder, Pretty Enough for You
- Nan Cuba, Body and Bread
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