This week, we welcome special guest, Angelique Stevens, who will discuss creating dynamic prose from recollections of past events. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose, you won't want to miss Angelique!
Angelique Stevens, Haudenosaunee, lives in Upstate New York where she teaches creative writing, literature of genocide, and race literatures. Her nonfiction can be found in LitHub, The New England Review, The Chattahoochee Review, and a number of anthologies. Her essay, “Ghost Bread,” won the Prism International Creative Nonfiction Contest judged by Alexander Chee. She won the grand prize for the Solas Award in 2019; and her essay “Remember the Earth” was short-listed for Booth’s Non-Fiction Prize and published in Booth 13: Nonfiction Prize Issue a Special Issue which was selected as a Notable in The Best American Essays 2020. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Bennington College and an MA from SUNY Brockport in Literature. Her other honors include an alumni fellowship from Bennington College’s MFA Program; fellowships from Bread Loaf, Tin House, Sewanee, and Kenyon Review Writers Workshops; a fellowship to the inaugural cohort of the Periplus Collective; and a fellowship to The Lighthouse Writers Book Project. She is a founding member of the Straw Mat Writers Group and she is a member of the Board of Directors of Water for South Sudan. She is currently writing a memoir about her experiences growing up in New York State. She finds her inspiration in wandering—being in places that push the boundaries of comfort, experience, knowledge, and hunger.
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