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María Isabel Álvarez

Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2021

About María Isabel Álvarez

María Isabel Álvarez is a first-generation Guatemalan-American writer. She received her BA in English Literature and her MFA in fiction from Arizona State University. Her writing has appeared in Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, Sonora Review, Puerto del Sol, and Gulf Coast, among other venues, and won First Prize in Blue Earth Review’s 2016 Summer Writing Contest. The recipient of the inaugural Matt Leone Fellowship at the Colgate Writers’ Conference, her work has received support from The Elizabeth George Foundation, the Speculative Literature Foundation, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Sundress Academy for the Arts, and Hedgebrook. Along with Dante Di Stefano, she is the co-editor of the poetry anthology, Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump’s America (NYC Books 2018). She is currently at work on a novel and a short story collection.

Find Classes with María Isabel Álvarez

From First Draft to Final Cut
María Isabel Álvarez

Date: Monday, March 15, 2021, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Type: Craft Class, Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre: Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Flash, Mixed Genre, Poetry, Short Stories
In this class, we’ll use tried and true tools to help improve your chances of receiving acceptance by examining first lines, ending images, and striking language by some of today’s most imaginative writers. Whether you’re a poet or prose writer, this course is designed to help you hook readers and hold their attention.