The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

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Derek Palacio

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Faculty 2018

Derek Palacio is a Delbanco Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Michigan, as well as a faculty member of the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA program. He is the author of the novella How to Shake the Other Man and the novel The Mortifications. With Claire Vaye Watkins, he co-directs the Mojave School, a free creative writing workshop for rural Nevada teens.