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Sonia Gutiérrez is the author of Spider Woman / La Mujer Araña and the recipient of the Tomás Rivera Book Award 2021 and the International Latino Book Awards 2022 for her novel, Dreaming with Mariposas (FlowerSong Press, 2020); she is also the winner of the ILBA Book into Movie Awards. She teaches composition, critical thinking and writing, and creative writing. El Martillo Press recently published her bilingual poetry collection, Paper Birds: Feather by Feather / Pájaros de papel: Pluma por pluma. She is working on her first illustrated book, The Adventures of a Burrito Flying Saucer and Sana Sana Colita de Rana, a poetry collection.

The Art of Writing Award-Winning Vignettes

In this workshop, you will be learning the essential components of writing an effective vignette, a cuentito, similar to the award-winning literary texts, such as Tomás Rivera’s . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra / . . . And the Earth Did Not Devour Him, Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street, and Sonia Gutiérrez’s Dreaming with Mariposas. Your linguistic heritage—an Indigenous language, English, español, and/or Spanglish—is welcomed in this workshop. Be ready to write passionately and a la brava, by sharing your literary gems at the end of Sonia Gutiérrez’s workshop.

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