The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Photograph of Reyes Ramirez

Reyes Ramirez

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2020

About Reyes Ramirez

Reyes Ramirez is a Houstonian. Ramirez won the 2019 YES Contemporary Art Writer’s Grant, 2017 Blue Mesa Review Nonfiction Contest, 2014 riverSedge Poetry Prize and has poems, stories, essays, and reviews (and/or forthcoming) in: Cosmonauts Avenue, The Latinx Archive, december magazine, Houston Noir, Gulf Coast Journal, The Acentos Review, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. Ramirez has been awarded grants from the Houston Arts Alliance and The Warhol Foundation’s Idea Fund. You can read more of his work at: reyesvramirez.com.

Find Conference Sessions with Reyes Ramirez

The Art of Process: Writing About Another Process
Reyes Ramirez

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Thoren, University Club
Type: Craft Talk, Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre: Mixed Genre

Writing often describes work other than the work of writing to build narratives, images, and/or metaphors. For example, what do the chapters dedicated to whaling in Moby-Dick do? The making of chutney in Midnight's Children?  The preparation of lengua in Laurie Ann Guerrero's Preparing the Tongue‚ the cutting of greens in Lucille Clifton "cutting greens," the building of a Ford engine in Middlesex? Writing can document the process of other forms for creative purposes, certainly, but how far can this go and to what end?