Felicia Rose Chavez, “The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop”

September 22, 2023 | The Center for Arts + Social Justice launched its event series with a reading and workshop by Felicia Rose Chavez, author of The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom.

This free, public event included a 45-minute reading from The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. This series included two workshops with Chavez: “Self-Advocacy for Students” and “Self-Advocacy for BIPOC Students.”


Felicia Rose Chavez is an award-winning educator with an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the  University of Iowa. She is author of The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom and co-editor of The BreakBeat Poets Volume 4: LatiNEXT.

Felicia’s teaching career began in Chicago, where she served as Program Director to Young Chicago Authors and founded GirlSpeak, a feminist webzine for high school students. She went on to teach writing at the University of New Mexico, where she was distinguished as the Most Innovative Instructor of the Year; the University of Iowa, where she was distinguished as the Outstanding Instructor of the Year; and Colorado College, where she received the Theodore Roosevelt Collins Outstanding Faculty Award. Her creative scholarship earned her a Ronald E. McNair Fellowship, a University of Iowa Graduate Dean’s Fellowship, a Riley Scholar Fellowship, and a Hadley Creatives Fellowship. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, she currently serves as Creativity and Innovation Scholar-in-Residence at Colorado College.

For more information about The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop, and to access (and add to) a multi-genre compilation of contemporary writers of color, please visit www.antiracistworkshop.com.

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