Association of Writers & Writers Programs

Mar. 29, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Bad Hombres” and “Malas Mujeres:” Immigrant Women Writers in the Age of Trump. (Hope Wabuke, Marivi Soliven, Mahtem Shiferraw, Huda Al-Marashi, Natalia Sylvester) For immigrant women writers, the anti-immigrant and anti-woman rhetoric of the current administration viscerally affects our daily existence. This panel features diverse writers whose work includes memoir, poetry, fiction, essay, and hybrid texts. Writers will discuss how they negotiate writing in a time when both their intersected identities as women and immigrants are under attack, as well as strategies that succeed or fail when creating safe spaces online and in literary communities.