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Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019 Sara Rafael García

Sarah Rafael García

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Fellow 2019

About Sarah Rafael García

Sarah Rafael García is a writer, community educator and traveler. Since publishing Las Niñas (Floricanto Press 2008), she founded Barrio Writers, LibroMobile and Crear Studio. She is a Macondo Fellow and editor for the Barrio Writers and pariahs anthologies. In 2016, García was awarded for SanTana’s Fairy Tales (Raspa Magazine 2017), which was supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, through a grant supporting the Artist-in-Residence initiative at CSUF Grand Central Art Center. Early 2018, she participated in a collaborative artist residency at The Guesthouse, Cork, Ireland. In October 2018, she will be honored as an Emerging Artist at the 19th Annual Orange County Arts Awards. Currently, she spends her days stacking books at LibroMobile, providing interdisciplinary literary art workshops and juggling time to write in Santa Ana, California.

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Fairy Tales for Truth and Justice
Sarah Rafael García

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Basha, Old Main
Type: Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre: Fiction, Human Rights, Mixed Genre, Short Stories, Social Justice

In this writing workshop, we’ll discuss SanTana's Fairy Tales and blend Mexican folklore and folktales with themes such as gentrification & xenophobia to present stories with Mexican, Chicanx & white characters. Get ready to incorporate a historical character profile and social justice topic with the structure of a contemporary fairy tale.