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Latino Writers Collective presents Sarah A. Chavez and members of the collective

  • The Writers Place 3607 Pennsylvania Ave Kansas City, MO, 64111 United States (map)

The Latino Writers Collective will host The Macondo Reading featuring Sarah A. Chavez and members of the collective.

A welcoming reception will proceed the event.

Sarah A. Chavez is a mestiza born and raised in the California Central Valley where she worked jobs from farm laborer, to janitor and maintenance, web editor, and administrative assistant for a Native American drug and alcohol recovery home. She earned a PhD in English with a focus in Creative Writing (poetry) and an interdisciplinary specialization in Ethnic Studies, with a focus on Chican@/Latin@ & Native American literature and culture, from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. During her academic career she earned the Fredrick A. and Minnie J.M. Stuff Memorial Placement Fellowship; the Quercus Press Review, Fall Poetry Book Award, Honorable Mention; Stuff Dissertation Fellowship; the Susan Atefat Peckham Fellowship, Literary Contest; the Arts & Letters/ Rumi Prize for Poetry, finalist; the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Competition, Honorable Mention; the Vreeland Award; Chancellor's Doctoral Fellowship; and the Excellence in Education teaching award from Ball State University’s Correctional Education Program.