Ivelisse Rodriguez

Ivelisse Rodriguez

Author | Love War Stories

Ivelisse Rodriguez is the author of Love War Stories. Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Rodriguez earned a PhD in English creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MFA from Emerson College. She has published fiction in All about Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color, the Boston Review, the Bilingual Review, and others. She was a senior fiction editor at Kweli, a Kimbilio fellow, and a VONA/Voices alum.

Writing Outside Your Experience: Listening, Learning, and Working to Get It Right

Maroney Theater, 7th floor

“All fiction writers, regardless of our cultural backgrounds, must acknowledge the privileges and responsibilities that come with the job,” notes Kirsten Chen in “Am I Chinese Enough to Tell This Story?” (LitHub.com). It is important to question why and how we are telling stories, particularly when they lie outside our experience. A group of fiction […]