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Writers Conference

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Rogelio Juárez

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2020
Get Lit Host 2019

About Rogelio Juárez

Rogelio Juárez is a Phoenix-based writer, a graduate of the VONA/Voices of Our Nation and Tin House workshops, a grandson of Braceros and son of an immigrant and a marine. His writing can be found in J Journal: New Writing on Justice, The James Franco Review, and Zócalo Public Square.

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Suspending Damage in Fiction
Rogelio Juárez

Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Location: Basha, Old Main
Type: Conversation, Craft Talk, Discussion, Presentation
Genre: Fiction, Race, Sexuality

Does the white gaze cause us to compromise or be less thorough in investigations of character and narrative? Do we curate ourselves when writing about suffering or trauma? As readers, do we come to marginalized or underrepresented literature with expectations? This session will bring Identity and Race into Watkins' investigation of audience, power, and white heteronormative supremacy.

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