The Magical Realism of Kathleen Alcala

Kathleen_alcala_2 Only three spaces remain in Mexican-American magical realist writer Kathleen Alcalá’s fiction workshop. 

Kathleen Alcalá is the author of a short story collection, Mrs. Vargas and the Dead Naturalist, and three novels: Spirits of the Ordinary, The Flower in the Skull, and Treasures in Heaven. Her collection of essays, The Desert Remembers My Name is now available from the University of Arizona Press.

Her work has received the Western States Book Award, the Governor’s Writers Award, a Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Award, and a Washington State Book Award. She also recently served on the board of Richard Hugo House.

Kathleen will be teaching at the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, from July 13 to July 20, 2008. Registration is available here, as well as by calling Centrum at 360.385.3102, x114.