What is Creative Writing for?

This talk was originally presented at the Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on February 6, 2021. The very first teacher of color I ever had was in my MFA program. Her name was Bhanu Kapil and she was British Punjabi. She was also the first and only teacher who ever tore up my short story, putContinue reading “What is Creative Writing for?”

Working with International Adoptees & Citizenship

I’m a transnational adoptee from the Philippines. In 1993, when I was seven years old, my parents and I tried to travel to England for a family reunion. Unfortunately, this flagged immigration and after visiting the US Embassy, the Philippine Embassy, and the British Embassy, we learned I was not a US citizen. In fact,Continue reading “Working with International Adoptees & Citizenship”

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