#somoswriters – meet our students q&a

A collection of brief interviews with students in our Residential MFA Program’s first year. Focusing on the personal perspective of their lives and on this new adventure in El Paso. Here will start many important creative projects for the literary world. We invite you to meet our first years! #bilingual


The Online MFA in Creative Writing at UTEP is pleased to announce our virtual reading with Jasminne Méndez; Afro-Latina Dominican-American poet, playwright, performer, educator, and award-winning author of several books for children and adults.  

Join us Thursday June 9th at 6 PM (MT) on Facebook Live @ tinyurl.com/jasminneutep to attend the livestreamed reading. Be sure to RSVP “Going” to be notified when the livestream begins.  

Hosted by the novelist Sylvia Aguilar-Zéleny, Director of the Online MFA. Featuring poetry by online MFA Alum, Heidi Zeigler.  


  • Somos Writers Spring Series 2022:
    We are back with a lineup of LIVE bilingual literary events. Join us.

    Note: Please note that our 4/1 craft talk with Sara Uribe and 4/7 reading with Carribean Fragoza are cancelled. 

    Upcoming Spring 2022 Events: 

  • A Poetry Reading with Dr. Laura Tohe Thursday March 31, 6 PM at Quinn Hall and livestreaming @ARISEatUTEP
  • MFA Emerging Writers Student Readings Thursdays April 14 & 21,        4-5:30 PM at Blumberg Auditorium (library basement) and livestreaming @mfa.creativewriting.utep 
  • An Homage to Benjamin Alire Sáenz with special guest: Juan Felipe Herrera, Wednesday, April 20 6:30 pm RSVP only, more information coming soon.  
  • Toda Esta Distancia Theatrical Release Friday May 13 6:30-8 pm at UTEP Studio Theatre and livestreaming @mfa.creativewriting.utep

Our events:
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