Radical Empathy and Writing Nobody’s Pilgrims: A Discussion on the Writing Craft
Join us for an evening with seasoned writer and former president of the Texas Institute of Letters, Sergio Troncoso, to delve into the craft of writing. Sergio will read from and discuss his latest novel, Nobody’s Pilgrims, and will be in conversation with author Kathleen Alcala. Kirkus Reviews: "Troncoso delivers a surprisingly fast-paced, character-driven story….A sublime, diverse cast drives this tale of looking for a safe, welcoming home." After his talk, Troncoso will answer questions from the audience on the craft of writing.
Sergio Troncoso is the author of Nobody’s Pilgrims, an adventure story about three teenagers, Turi, Molly, and Arnulfo, on the run from evil and unwittingly carrying even a greater menace in their stolen truck. Troncoso also wrote A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son and edited Nepantla Familias: An Anthology of Mexican American Literature on Families in Between Worlds, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. A Fulbright scholar and past president of the Texas Institute of Letters, Troncoso teaches at the Yale Writers’ Workshop.
Kathleen Alcalá is the author of six books of fiction and nonfiction. Her work has received the Western States Book Award, the Governor’s Writers Award, and a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award. She received her second Artist Trust Fellowship in 2008, and in 2014 was honored by the national Latino writers group, Con Tinta. She has been designated an Island Treasure in the Arts on Bainbridge Island. Her work will be included with other Latinx writers in an audio archive at the Library of Congress called PAlABRA.