19th Annual Literary Festival
19th Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 10-13, 1996

Achy Obejas

Achy Obejas is a widely published poet, fiction writer, and journalist. Her poetry has been published in Conditions, Revista Chicano-Riquena, and Beloit Poetry Journal, among others. In 1986, she received an NEA fellowship in poetry. Her stories have been in magazines such as Antigonish Review, Phoebe, and Third Woman, and in numerous anthologies, including Discontents (Amethyst), West Side Stories (Chicago Stoop), and Girlfriend Number One (Cleis). She writes a weekly column for the Chicago Tribune. In 1989, she received a Peter Ligsagor Award for political reporting from Sigma Delta Chi/Society for Professional Journalism for her coverage of the Chicago mayoral elections.     [extracted from 1996 brochure]

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