It is my pleasure to introduce you to Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes, a remarkable member of the Latinx Literary Community in the DC area. The author and I met at the University of Maryland, where she teaches creative writing and literature. Since we met, she has welcomed me to the UMD creative writing community. It has also been fun to run into each other while taking selfies with Cristina Rivera Garza.

Fuentes grew up in a Cuban-Irish-American family in Wisconsin. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, Hedgebrook, the Millay Colony, and the Blue Mountain Center. …










Ofelia Montelongo

A Mexican bilingual writer, has published her work in Latino Book Review, Los Acentos Review, Rio Grande Review. The 2019 Writer’s Center fellow.

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