Q&A with Felicia Rose Chavez

We are delighted to welcome all members of CWCA/ACCR to a Q&A session with Felicia Rose Chavez, author of The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom on Wednesday, September 29, 2022, from 3 – 4:30 EDT.

The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom was the selection for the CWCA/ACCR Antiracist Summer Reading Circle. Members gathered in June, July, and August to chat about the book and application to our own academic writing practices and spaces.
Didn’t get the chance to participate in the Reading Circle? Don’t worry; you’re very welcome to join the Q&A session! We encourage you to familiarize yourself with Chavez’ book prior to the Q&A. Get your copy of The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom here: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1552-the-anti-racist-writing-workshop

Author Talk Itinerary

  • 3 – 3:15pm: Welcome and context-setting
  • 3:15 – 4:00pm: Q&A with Felicia Rose Chavez
  • 4 – 4:30pm: Follow-up discussion with members of CWCA/ACCR

About the Author

Felicia Rose Chavez is a digital storyteller with an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Iowa. An award-winning educator, Felicia served as Program Director to Young Chicago Authors and founded GirlSpeak, a feminist webzine for high school students. She went on to teach writing at the University of New Mexico, where she was distinguished as the Most Innovative Instructor of the Year, the University of Iowa, where she was distinguished as the Outstanding Instructor of the Year, and Colorado College, where she received the Theodore Roosevelt Collins Outstanding Faculty Award. Her creative scholarship earned her a Ronald E. McNair Fellowship, a University of Iowa Graduate Dean ‘s Fellowship, and a Riley Scholar Fellowship. She is a co-editor, with Willie Perdomo and José Olivarez, of The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext, and her work has been featured in the Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, The Normal School, and Brevity, among others.

Please register in advance for the event: https://tru-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5MtdeGvpj4sGtUE9_TnkFJIlacqIIggXO71

Thank you to the CWCA/ACCR for their support of this event!

With excitement and appreciation,
Jenna Goddard
Julia Lane
Holly Salmon
Amanda Brobbel