"Ordinary Girls," which first appeared in the Kenyon Review's Nov/Dec 2015 issue, will be reprinted in The Best American Essays 2016 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), edited by Jonathan Franzen. BAE 2016 will be out in book stores this fall.
I will be reading with Amina Gautier, M.J. Fievre, and Anjanette Delgado at Books & Books in Coral Gables, on February 21 at 6pm! We'll be reading about dark matters of love. Join us!
I will be reading with Vanessa Blakeslee, author of JUVENTUD, at Books & Books in Coral Gables, on Tuesday January 19th at 6pm. Vanessa will be reading from her debut novel, JUVENTUD, and we'll be talking about sexual coming-of-age stories. Join us!
I will be in conversation with Tanwi Nandini Islam, author of BRIGHT LINES, at The Betsy Hotel South Beach on December 12th at 7pm! Join us for a reading and chat about coming-of-age stories, sexuality, and BRIGHT LINES!
If you're in NY, check out FERAL CITY, this amazing exhibition of collaboratively-produced art/prose/poetry, curated by Elisha Wagman. My collaboration with artist Mary Faulkner, and the work of many other talented artists and writers, will be featured at Undercurrent Projects (215 E. 5th Street) from September 29th to October 13.
Write A House announces the ten finalists for their second house! Meet the ten finalists and read more about it on the Write A House blog.
I'll be reading with The Sun magazine at AWP '15 in Minneapolis:
The Ties That Bind: Writing from the Sun about Our Closest Relationships
Room M100 H&I, Mezzanine Level
Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Featuring Krista Bremer, Sy Safransky, Jaquira Díaz, and Cristopher Dombrowski.
You're invited! I'll be reading at the University of Miami as part of its USpeak reading series!
February 26th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
University of Miami CAS Gallery
1210 Stanford Drive
Wesley Foundation Building
Coral Gables, FL
You're invited! I'll be reading at Books & Books with several 15 Views of Miami contributors, including Lynne Barrett, Evelina Galang, Geoffrey Philp, John Dufresne, and M.J. Fievre.
Monday January 19th @ 8:00 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Jaquira has been selected to receive a 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship by the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs.
Just released, 15 Views of Miami (Burrow Press) is a literary portrait of the Magic City told in fifteen loosely linked stories by fifteen award-winning authors. Sprawling from Hialeah to Homestead, from Wynwood to Stiltsville, these stories cover a range of cultures, languages and lives, reflecting the diversity and drama of a large and often misunderstood city.
Contributors include: Phillippe Diederich, M. Evelina Galang, Melanie Neale, Lynne Barrett, Susanna Daniel, Corey Ginsberg, Geoffrey Philp, Leonard Nash, M.J. Fievre, J. David Gonzalez, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Ian Vasquez, Patricia Engel, Jennine Capó Crucet, and John Dufresne.
Tonight, the Only in Miami Show will feature 15 Views of Miami! Tune in to AM 880 The Biz at 7pm to hear me and 15 Views contributor Evelina Galang!
Minneapolis/St. Paul: I'll be reading at Metropolitan State University on Wednesday October 15th, 2014. (Metropolitan State University, 700 E Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106)
I'll be reading across from the Saint Paul campus, at The Dancing Goat, 699 East 7th Street, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
I'll be reading with other participants at the Tin House Writers' Workshop! Check it out.
Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR
Friday July 18th, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Summer Literary Seminars announces the winners of their 2014 writers' contests! Jaquira was selected by Phillip Lopate as the nonfiction winner, and will be attending SLS Kenya in December. (Read the complete announcement here.)
I will be reading at the Sunday Salon NYC's Bread Loaf Writers from the Dark Tower show, hosted by Ru Freeman, alongside Jessamine Chan, Nathan McClain, Phillip B. Williams, Chaney Kwak, and Ayodele Alofe.
When? Sunday March 16th @ 7pm.
Where? Jimmy's No. 43 in the East Village.
Hope to see you there!
I will be reading at The Kenyon Review's 75th Anniversary Reading alongside Charles Baxter and Kimiko Hahn. Editor David Lynn will be moderating. Come say hello!
Thursday February 27th 2014
3:00p.m. to 4:15p.m.
Room 304, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 3
A reading from writers featured in the Winter 2014 issue of The Kenyon Review, our 75th anniversary issue. The Winter 2014 issue marks our ongoing commitment to publish the very best writing from established and emerging writers. Founded in 1939 at Kenyon College and first edited by poet-critic John Crowe Ransom, The Kenyon Review continues in its 75th year to celebrate writing that maps the spiritual, intellectual, and emotional tides of our contemporary culture.
In The Kenyon Review Online's "Why We Chose It," editor David Lynn discusses Jaquira's short story, "Ghosts."
"Love in a time of war--one of literature's most ancient, most lasting, themes. And "Ghosts" thrusts its dramatic tensions upon us right from the start..."
My two-sentence holiday story appears in Salon, alongside stories by some amazing writers, including Lauren Groff, Owen King, Elliott Holt, and Porochista Khakpour.
The Kenyon Review interviewed me as part of The KR Conversations, which is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. I discuss (briefly) writing influences, place, and literary horror, among other things. Check it out.
Need some book recommendations for the holidays? Check out The Kenyon Review's December newsletter, which includes some picks from editors and contributors. Also, I discuss how much I love Ru Freeman, Lindsay Hunter, and Adriana Paramo.
Jaquira has been awarded a Fellowship to the MacDowell Colony. Read more about MacDowell here.