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Readings by Donna Miscolta and Alma García
Start Date: 5/7/2015Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 5/7/2015

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Readings by Donna Miscolta and Alma García

YVCC Yakima Campus, Deccio Higher Education Center, Parker Room, 7:00pm. The event is free and open to the community.

Donna Miscolta and Alma García are two Latina fiction writers from Seattle who will share excerpts from their work. A question and answer session will follow.

Donna Miscolta’s novel-in-progress The Education of Angie Rubio, deals with issues of race, identity, and family. The lessons the central character learns show that what we learn, how we learn and, consequently, how we behave is shaped by where the power lies within a relationship or situation. Miscolta is the author of the novel When the de la Cruz Family Danced (Signal 8 Press, 2011). Her short story manuscript has been a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor, Grace Paley, and Brighthorse prizes in short fiction. It’s currently a finalist for the Doris Bakwin Award for Writing by a Woman, a publication prize from Carolina Wren Press. Her story “Ana’s Dance” won the 2013 Lascaux Prize for Short Fiction. Recent work has appeared in Bluestem, Hawaii Pacific Review, Waxwing, and Spartan. A 2014 recipient of an Artist Trust Fellowship, she has also received awards from 4Culture, the Bread Loaf/Rona Jaffe Foundation, and the City of Seattle, as well as residencies from Anderson Center, Artsmith, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Hedgebrook, Ragdale, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Alma García’s writing tends to deal with settings, situations, and themes related to the US/Mexico border. Her story "Pearl", recently published in Goddard College’s literary journal Duende is nominally set in El Paso and, though none of the main characters is Latino, it is very much about cultural appropriation. García's short fiction has been published as an award-winner in Narrative Magazine, Enizagam, Passages North, and Boulevard; has most recently appeared in Duende and Bluestem, is forthcoming in Kweli Journal; and appears in the anthology, Roadside Curiosities: Short Stories on American Pop Culture (University of Leipzig Press/Picador). A past recipient of a fellowship from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, she makes her home in Seattle, where she teaches fiction writing at the Richard Hugo House and is a private editing consultant as well as a violin instructor. She is currently at work on a novel.

This event is part of YVCC's Spring 2015 Diversity Series. Beginning April 30 and continuing through May 7 the college will host a series of events including lectures, readings, and music events. View the calendar for more information or contact Maribel Jimenez at 509.574.4965.

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