The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Photograph of Leticia Urieta

Leticia Urieta

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2020

About Leticia Urieta

Leticia Urieta is proud Tejana writer from Austin, TX. She works as a teaching artist in the Austin community. She is a graduate of Agnes Scott College and holds an MFA in Fiction writing from Texas State University. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Cleaver, Chicon Street Poets, Lumina, The Offing, Kweli Journal, Medium, Electric Lit, and others. Her chapbook, The Monster is out now from LibroMobile Press. She is currently at work completing her novel that tells the story of a Mexican soldadera caught up in the march to Texas during Texas’ war with Mexico. 

Find Conference Sessions with Leticia Urieta

Honoring Our Origin Stories
Leticia Urieta

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Location: Tooker, Old Main
Type: Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre: Creative Nonfiction, Creative Practice, Fiction, Mixed Genre, Poetry

In recent discussions of cultivating culturally relevant studies of literature in creative writing workshops, writers who have historically been marginalized continue to insist on creating space for the study and acknowledgement of their literary and artistic predecessors and influences. In this generative session, participants will read short pieces of poetry and prose that speak to the importance of honoring our cultural ancestors and their influence on our current writing lives and identities.