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

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

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.