DISMANTLE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF WRITING FROM THE VONA/ VOICES WRITERS WORKSHOP
VONA was founded by Elmaz Abinader, Junot Díaz, Victor Díaz and Diem Jones in 1999 at the University of San Francisco, and now makes its home at the University of California at Berkeley for a week-long summer session and the University of Miami, for a 3 day January intensive. The VONA/Voices workshops are dedicated to nurturing writers of color.
The first ever VONA/Voices anthology, Dismantle, includes creative work from established and new authors who have either taught at VONA, or are alumni of the program. Over 55 prose and poetry writers are included in an attempt to capture the range of VONA voices. Keeping with the community spirit of VONA, work from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners is next to work from authors who have never been published before.
Order from: http://www.akpress.org/dismantle.html
A condensed version of Junot Díaz’s introduction to Dismantlewas published on the New Yorker blog – check it out! http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2014/04/mfa-vs-poc.html
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