Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Our International Presenters' Short Bios (panel #1)

Jan Becker is an MFA candidate at Florida International University, where she taught courses in composition, technical writing, creative writing and poetry. In 2015, she won the AWP Intro Journals Project Award for creative nonfiction. She is the 2015-2016 Writer-in-Residence at Girls’ Club in Fort Lauderdale.

Claudia Richards-Liburd has a MA in Communication Studies from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. She has worked as a journalist at The Leeward Times Newspaper and up until 2009 when she started her own publication. Her most recent project is her first book, which is a rhythmic picture book for children aged 4-8.

Emmanuel Mbégane Ndour is currently completing his training in teaching in higher education at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Since 2014, he has a PhD in French Language and Literature from the Université Paris-Est. His current research focuses on postcolonial issues related to exile and identity.

Juan Manuel Tabío comes from the Universidad de La Habana, Cuba, where he is an assistant professor at the Department of Classical Philology and Tradition. His research focuses on the myth and the thinking of José Lezama Lima. He is also interested in rhetoric, contemporary literature, translation and classic myth.

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