This Inprint Writing Workout is free for BIPOC Book Fest attendees. For tickets and other festival details, click here.
Join Inprint for a reflective writing activity as the BIPOC Book Fest kicks off. Houston writer, educator, and former Inprint Prize Winner, Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal will lead you through a creative and autobiographical writing activity to inspire and stimulate the writer in you. Use the session to celebrate your own story and the power of creative writing. Prior writing experience is not necessary.
Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal lives as a rhyming-slogan creative activist. She is a Generation 1.5 poet (mexicanx and Xicanx), an essayist, a translator, a sonic-improv collaborator, and an instructor of Creative Writing. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston. She coauthored an article with a historian in the book Chicana Movidas (University of Texas, 2018). Her poetry can be found in the Rio Grande Review, Texas Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Acentos Review, Defunkt Magazine, and elsewhere. She has published translations of poetry, including Enigmas, by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Señal: a project of Libros Antena Books, BOMB, and Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), Photograms of My Conceptual Heart, Absolutely Blind by Minerva Reynosa (Cardboard House Press, 2016), Kilimanjaro by Maricela Guerrero (Cardboard House Press, 2018), and Postcards in Braille by Sergio Pérez Torres (Nueva York Poetry Press, 2021). Her debut hybrid collection Watcha is forthcoming from Deep Vellum Publishing. She is the recipient of the Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry.
The annual BIPOC Book Fest is a two-day festival centered on writers of color and a showcase of literary works that feature Black, Indigenous, People of Color and members of other marginalized communities. Curated by notable writers and readers of color, the festival combines the nostalgia of book fairs we knew and loved as students with unique programming, artist talks, readings vendors, book-related memorabilia, must-reads from all genres, and more!