Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Scholar 2018
The Desert Nights, Rising Stars conference was truly one of the best events so far in my undergraduate career [ . . . ] What [the speakers] said about language had me thinking about my own use of it in my life and my work for days after. I called my parents and told all my friends in detail about the new revelations I had experienced and how excited I was to keep writing. In addition, meeting new people was another great part about this conference. Speaking with the other attendees about their work inspired me and also helped me to realize that it’s never too late to become a writer and get published, even though my college mentality can sometimes make me feel like I’m running out of time.