Jaquira Diaz - Ogden

Jaquira Diaz

Jaquira Diaz

Oct 5, 2017, 6:00 pm


Jaquira Diaz

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Weber State University
1001 University Cir
Ogden , UT 84408-1001
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Weber State University is pleased to welcome acclaimed essayist Jaquira Diaz on Thursday, October 5th in Room 312 of the Union Building.

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Miami Beach, Jaquira Díaz is the 2016-18 Kenyon Review Fellow in Prose, and recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, the Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and an NEA Fellowship to the Hambidge Center for the Arts. She's been awarded fellowships or scholarships from The MacDowell Colony, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Summer Literary Seminars, the Tin House Summer Writers' Workshop, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Her work appears or is forthcoming in The Best American Essays 2016, Rolling Stone, Pushcart Prize XXXVII: Best of the Small Presses, The Guardian, The FADER, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, The Sun, The Southern Review, Salon, Brevity, Ninth Letter, Slice, TriQuarterly, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications.