Turning Life into Literature (Guest Speaker Sergio Troncoso)
Turning Life into Literature 1:00-2:30 pm
Geared specifically for South Texas College faculty and staff, this first session will focus on how to empower students to write stories and essays about their lives. Through personal experiences, Mr. Troncoso will trace his journey beginning with his early life in El Paso, the wide-range of challenges he encountered along the way and how he overcame them to become an acclaimed writer of fiction and non-fiction.
In addition, Mr. Troncoso will share a practical six-part exercise that he has developed and implements in writing workshops at Yale that faculty can use to help students refine their writing skills.
Life As Crossing Borders 3:00-4:30 pm
Acclaimed author Sergio Troncoso, a native border Texan from El Paso, will read from a selection of his works dealing with the theme of “life as crossing borders." Following his readings, you will have a chance to engage in a town hall discussion with our special guest covering a range of topics related to this fascinating aspect of our heritage and culture. We encourage South Texas College faculty, staff, students and the Rio Grande Valley community to participate in this special event.
Faculty, Staff and Faculty
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