Our very own Candace Eros Diaz has won the 2013 San Miguel Writer's Conference Writing Contest in the creative nonfiction genre for her piece, "Breaking Wide Open."
 
Since 2006 the conference has been held in February in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. It subsequent years the conference has become known as the "The Creative Crossroads of the Americas," and is now the largest international, fully bilingual event of it's kind. Please join me in congratulating Candace on her wonderful news.
 
A special addition to Candace's win is that our second year Fiction Candidate, Yuska Lufti, was given honorable mention in fiction for his story "The Marvelous Life of a Rice Hut Showgirl." 
 
Candace Eros DiazCandace Eros Diaz is the Coordinator for Admissions and Student Services for the MFA Program in Creative Writing.  She received her MFA in nonfiction and fiction from Saint Mary’s College of California. She was awarded a Voices Of Our Nation (VONA) Summer Writing Workshop fellowship, a weeklong workshop dedicated to writers of color.
Date of Mention: 
Friday, December 14, 2012
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