This writing workshop is designed for any writer concerned with notions of homeland, both real and the imagined. In this hour-and-a-half-long session, Fajardo-Anstine helps writers utilize setting in ways that push, expand, and further the idea of place. The goal of the class is to provide students with the tools needed to create a fully realized and immersive fictional world out of a combination of research, intuition, and family story—with an emphasis on the stories of indigenous women and women of color in Colorado.
Kali Fajardo-Anstine is from Denver. Her debut short story collection, Sabrina & Corina, is forthcoming from One World/Random House. Her fiction has appeared in The American Scholar, The Idaho Review, Southwestern American Literature, and elsewhere. She’s received fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, and Hub City Press and has an MFA from the University of Wyoming.