Join us for this week’s podcast in Episode 18 of Marrow in the Making, in which we get to interview our third guest, Victoria Blanco, in the very relaxed setting of our living room in Santa Fe, New Mexico. On October 23, 2018, we talked about everything from growing up on the border to working with the Rarámuri in Mexico.
Victoria Blanco is a writer from El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota, where she taught creative writing and composition courses. Her manuscript was a finalist for the 2016 PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers’ Prize. Her research and writing have been supported by a Fulbright Award, research fellowships from the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota State Arts Board grant, a Bakeless Scholarship from Bread Loaf Orion, a writing residency at St. Paul’s East Side Freedom Library from Coffee House Press In-the-Stacks, and the 2018 Roxane Gay Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction for the Jack Jones Literary Arts writers’ retreat. She was a Fellow in the 2017-2018 Loft Mentor Series.
Victoria’s writing has appeared in Catapult, Fourth Genre, and Bat City Review. Check out the El Paso essay we discuss along with Victoria’s account of the Rarámuri, which were both featured in Catapult.
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