Catina Bacote Nonfiction Reading
MARCH 16, 2021 | 6:00 PM PST YOUTUBE LIVE | FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY
About the event
Catina Bacote is a writer and assistant professor of English at St. John’s University. She specializes in creative nonfiction and her work draws on personal story and social history. Her current research investigates the consequences of economic oppression and residential segregation, and her book project chronicles the lasting impact of the illegal drug trade on her family and community. Her essays have been published in Ploughshares, Tin House, the Gettysburg Review, TriQuarterly, The Common, The Sun, the Southern California Review, Gulf Coast, December Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Kweli, and the anthology This Is The Place: Women Writing About Home (Seal Press, 2017). She has been a writer-in-residence at the MacDowell colony where she received the Ann Cox Chambers Long-form Journalism Fellowship, the Ragdale Foundation where she received the Alice Judson Hayes Social Justice Fellowship, Hedgebrook, Headlands Center for the Arts, The Millay Colony, Willapa Bay, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and the Brush Creek Foundation.
Catina Bacote’s visit is part of the Creative Writing Speaker Series~English 499 offered through Washington State University Vancouver. Special thanks to Pavithra Narayanan and Chelsea Ratzlaff. Sponsors: WSU Vancouver Library, WSU Vancouver Academic Affairs, WSU Vancouver College of Arts and Sciences, WSU Vancouver Council on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, WSU Common Reading Program.