Spring Craft Intensive: Andrés N. Ordorica


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Hiding in Plain Sight: On Sifting Through and Writing Within the Archive with Andrés N. Ordorica
Saturday, June 22
9 AM  – 12 PM PST / 12 PM – 3 PM EST

Who gets to exist within the archive? How do we unearth histories hiding in plain sight? In this craft intensive, we will explore writers who weave both the personal and the archival to create new legacies. We will make use of generative exercises while interrogating how we can move beyond canonical, academic notions of archival research and find new ways of unearthing vital histories. We will read and discuss writing from a broad range of practitioners which may include excerpts from writers such as Christopher Soto, James Baldwin, Yara Rodrigues Fowler, and Kaitlyn Greenidge.

This intensive is open to writers of all genres and best suited for intermediate writers.

We have one scholarship available for this intensive. Scholarships are conducted through a lottery. If you are interested in submitting your name, please fill out this form.

BIO: Andrés N. Ordorica is a queer Latinx writer based in Edinburgh. Drawing on his family’s immigrant history and third culture upbringing, his writing maps the journey of diaspora and unpacks what it means to be from ni de aquí, ni de allá (neither here, nor there). He is the author of the poetry collection At Least This I Know and novel How We Named the Stars. He has been shortlisted for the Morley Lit Prize, the Mo Siewcharran Prize and the Saltire Society’s Poetry Book of The Year. In 2024, he was selected as one of The Observer’s 10 Best Debut Novelists.