UHSPSI: Summer Youth Workshops: Willy Palomo

Jun 11, 2022, 12:00 pm

Willy Palomo will lead a youth writing workshop focused on portraiture. Students are asked to come prepared with a writing utensil and notepad, laptop, or whatever they write with.

Willy Palomo (he/they/she) is the son of two immigrants from El Salvador. In 2018, he graduated with an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and an MFA in Poetry from Indiana University. In 2017, he received the City of Bloomington Latino Leadership Award and the MLK Building Bridges Graduate Student Award for his work serving undocumented communities in Indiana. He has taught literature, creative writing, and the Poetics of Rap in universities, juvenile detention centers, community centers, and high schools. He has performed his poetry nationally and internationally at the National Poetry Slam, CUPSI, and V Festival Internacional de Poesía Amada Libertad in El Salvador. His book reviews and creative writing have been featured in Best New Poets 2018, Latino Rebels, Antologia de Posguerra, The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States, and more. He is a founding member of Plumas Colectiva, a literary and art collective of Latinx creators in the 801. He is the director of the Utah Humanities Book Festival.

This program is made possible with support from Utah Humanities, Utah Poetry Slam, and Utah High School Poetry Slam Initiative.

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