Carmen Rodriguez, Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House April – June 2017.

Photo by Alejandra Aguirre

Past Writer-in-Residence:
Carmen Rodriguez

Carmen Rodríguez is a Chilean Canadian writer, educator, and journalist. She is the author of three books: Guerra prolongada / Protracted War (Women’s Press), a volume of bilingual poetry; and a body to remember with (Arsenal Pulp Press), a short story collection; and Retribution (Women’s Press Literary), a novel.

and a body to remember with was a finalist for the Vancouver Book Awards, while De cuerpo entero, its Spanish counterpart, received a Mention of the Santiago Literary Awards. Retribution garnered second place in the Best Popular Novel category of the prestigious International Latino Book Awards in New York City. As well, it was published in Norway with the title of Chiles døtre, and its Spanish version, El desquite, is forthcoming.

In addition to creative writing workshops, while in residence Carmen Rodríguez facilitated a Meet the Author Book Club series with writers Carol Shaben (Into the Abyss), Shaena Lambert (Radiance), and Duncan McCue (The Shoe Boy).

Carmen Rodríguez was writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House from June to August 2017.

Past Writer-in-Residence:
Carmen Rodriguez

Carmen Rodriguez, Writer-in-Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House April – June 2017.

Photo by Alejandra Aguirre

Carmen Rodríguez is a Chilean Canadian writer, educator, and journalist. She is the author of three books: Guerra prolongada / Protracted War (Women’s Press), a volume of bilingual poetry; and a body to remember with (Arsenal Pulp Press), a short story collection; and Retribution (Women’s Press Literary), a novel.

and a body to remember with was a finalist for the Vancouver Book Awards, while De cuerpo entero, its Spanish counterpart, received a Mention of the Santiago Literary Awards. Retribution garnered second place in the Best Popular Novel category of the prestigious International Latino Book Awards in New York City. As well, it was published in Norway with the title of Chiles døtre, and its Spanish version, El desquite, is forthcoming.

In addition to creative writing workshops, while in residence Carmen Rodríguez facilitated a Meet the Author Book Club series with writers Carol Shaben (Into the Abyss), Shaena Lambert (Radiance), and Duncan McCue (The Shoe Boy).

Carmen Rodríguez was writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House from June to August 2017.

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