Xoaquima Díaz is a fiction and creative nonfiction writer from Puerto Rico. A former journalist, she is currently an adjunct professor of English at Miami Dade College. Xoaquima received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch University and served as a Contributing Editor for StoryQuarterly. She has a story forthcoming in Kweli Journal, has recently completed her first novel, Adrift, and her first collection of short stories, NeoRican, and is currently working on a memoir about life after surviving a plane crash. She has attended the VONA Writers’ Workshop, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and was awarded a three-week residency at Hedgebrook.
The New York Times Book Review's “100 Notable
Books of 2013” features works by several recent
and former Conference faculty members, visitors,
and participants, including Ramona Ausbel,
Frank Bidart, Jhumpa Lahiri, Jamie Quatro,
Anthony Marra, Claire Messud, Lore Segal, Rebecca
Solnit, and Meg Wolitzer.
Fellow Tiphanie Yanique: