Bring your stories! What ideas, incidents, or events have shaped your life? Join Mireya Vela, MFA and develop a personal essay or short work of 20 pages that is crafted and revised over 4 weeks. The result will produce an essay that is interesting and powerful. You will be ready to share and submit your work.
“The Universe is made of stories, not of atoms.”—Muriel Rukeyser
I am Mireya and I believe in the force of stories to teach us about connection and humanity.
ABOUT MIREYA S. VELA
Mireya S. Vela is a researcher and teacher turned author. Ms. Vela grew up in a storytelling culture. She has never forgotten the thrill of hearing her family’s stories told and retold. Ms. Vela believes in the power of stories and their ability to transform the world—and bring people together in common understanding. Her goal as a literary citizen is to highlight the stories of people that are not part of the dominant narrative. When she isn’t fighting the evils of inequity, Vela can be found stress baking and overthinking her rabbit’s comfort levels. She is the author of Vestiges of Courage.