What is voice? And how do we render it on the page. In this one-day multi-genre workshop, not only will we look at the work of fiction writers such as Grace Paley and Toni Cade Bambara, but we will also examine what tools we can borrow from poets to create strong voices in our stories. We will discuss craft, do generative writing, and share some work.
There are two Altman POC Scholarships given on a first come, first served basis. There is one need-based scholarship for each one-day class. Please remember not to sign up for more than one scholarship seat every other month. Please tell us ASAP if your plans change and you can no longer use the seat. We will open up the scholarship to someone else. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this! Please refer to our Scholarships
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Claire Jimenez is a Puerto Rican writer who grew up in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. She is the author of the short story collection Staten Island Stories (Johns Hopkins Press, December 2019), which received the 2019 Hornblower Award for a first book from the New York Society Library and was a finalist for the International Latino Book Awards. Jimenez is a PhD student in English with a concentration in ethnic studies and digital humanities at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She received her MFA from Vanderbilt University. Recently, she was a research fellow at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College. In 2021 she was a co-recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Presidential Initiatives Grant to fund The Puerto Rican Literature Project, a digital archive. Currently, she is an assistant fiction editor at Prairie Schooner. Her fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in Remezcla, Afro-Hispanic Review, PANK, The Rumpus, el roommate, Eater, District Lit, The Toast, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications.