Writing Bilingually

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The objective of this workshop is to start writing stories in two languages using code-switching. By using two languages the writer could find their unique voice by incorporating a second language, besides English. This type of writing makes our stories unique and reveals the authenticity of our characters.

About Ofelia Montelongo

Ofelia Montelongo is a bilingual writer originally from Mexico. She received a B.A. in accounting and finance, an MBA, and a B.A. in English and Creative Writing. Ofelia is a freelance writer and photographer and has collaborated with magazines such as Phoenix New Times, So Scottsdale, and Phoenix Magazine. She led creative writing workshops in Spanish at Palabras Bilingual Bookstore and was the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Superstition Review in the fall of 2016. She taught Spanish at Arizona State University and she is pursuing her M.A. in Latin American literature at the University of Maryland. Her research interests include Chicano and Latin American literature, theory of translation, borderlands, creative writing, and more. Her work has been published in Latino Book Review, Four Chambers Press, Los Acentos Review, Rio Grande Review, and Ponder Review. She is currently reading for Potomac Review and she is the 2019 Undiscovered Voices Fellow at The Writer's Center.


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