Reyna Grande

Am I Ready To Write A Memoir?

Sunday September 9th, 2:20pm

How do you meaningfully reflect on your life and are you ready to do so? What voice do you use and how do you humanize your family as characters? What liberties can you take when there are so many truths, and how do find a theme with universality? Leading this workshop is Reyna Grande, an award-winning author of The Distance Between Us, a memoir detailing her own coming-of-age as a child in Mexico and later as an undocumented immigrant in the US.

About Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. She has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and the International Latino Book Award. In 2012, she was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards, and in 2015 she was honored with a Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. Her works have been published internationally in Norway, South Korea, and Mexico.