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.
Jaquira has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Distinguished Fellowship for a residency at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts.
Jaquira has been awarded a work-study scholarship (waitership) to attend the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference this summer.
Mark your calendars! 15 Views of Miami, a collection of linked short stories edited by Jaquira, will be published November 2014 by Burrow Press. More information about the release party at the Miami Book Fair International coming soon.
Jaquira will be a Tennessee Williams Scholar in Fiction at the Sewanee Writers' Conference this summer!
Jaquira's story was awarded a Pushcart Prize! "Section 8" will appear in the Pushcart Prize 2013 Anthology! Pushcart Prize XXXVII: Best of the Small Presses should be in print in November.
Jaquira has been awarded the 2012-2013 Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellowship by the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
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