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High School Students to Explore Creative Writing and Latinx Voices with Unanue Institute  

LectureIn collaboration with Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair NJ, the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute will be hosting its fifth annual Young Minds Creative Writing Workshop on July 30th, 2018 on the main campus of Seton Hall University.

Distinguished Speaker and Guest:

This all-day workshop will be headed by Latinx playwright Christina Quintana. Quintana is an award-winning New York-based writer and consultant with Cuban and Louisiana roots. Her plays and musicals have been developed and produced across the country and she holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University School of the Arts. Quintana's novella, A Slip of Moon, was selected as a semifinalist for YesYes Books' 2017 Pamet River Prize and her chapbook of poetry, The Heart Wants, was released from Finishing Line Press in 2016. Her poetry and prose is published in Front Porch Journal, Glass Poetry Press, Saw Palm, Nimrod Journal, and Foglifter, among others, and her poem He-lium was featured on NPR's hit show Radiolab, in collaboration with Emotive Fruition. Her mission: to speak truth to our intersectional lives and untangle the seemingly disparate threads that tie us together.

Workshop Preview:

As part of the Young Minds workshop, high school students will have the opportunity to perform writing exercises and prompts, participate in a competition for a prize award, and compose an original piece to be published on the Latino Institute website. An important element of the workshop is to focus on the new emerging voices within the Latinx community by providing guided readings of leading poets and authors, such as Javier Zamorra and Valeria Luiselli.

For information on future events, scholarships, and all that is #JAULI, stop by the Latino Institute's office located in Fahy Room 246 and follow the Institute's Twitter and Instagram @JAULISHU to stay up to date with their latest news.

Categories: Arts and Culture

For more information, please contact:

  • Stephanie Macias-Arlington
  • (973) 761-9422
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