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desveladas

desveladas is a writer collective consisting of poet Sheila Maldonado, journalist Macarena Hernández, and writer Nelly Rosario. Their cultural roots are in the United States, Honduras, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. The chosen name of the collaborative emerged from the artists’ many desvelos (all-nighters) spent discussing abstract and concrete borders encountered throughout their collective writing and teaching experiences. Included in the proposed multimedia project is work on a fotonovela; this collaborative graphic novel in photos also draws from collected video interviews, maps, primary documents, illustrations, and writings. desveladas has presented at Princeton University and for Kweli and Asterix journals in partnership with The New York Times African Heritage Network.


Individual Bios

Nelly Rosario

Nelly A. Rosario is a Dominican-American author and creative writing instructor.

Sheila Maldonado

Macarena Hernández is a multimedia journalist and educator based in Texas.

desveladas


desveladas is a writer collective consisting of poet Sheila Maldonado, journalist Macarena Hernández, and writer Nelly Rosario.

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Sheila Maldonado

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Nelly Rosario

Nelly A. Rosario is a Dominican-American author and creative writing instructor.

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Macarena Hernández is a multimedia journalist and educator based in Texas.

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desveladas: visual conversations from the americas was conceived as multimedia conversations among three “over-documented daughters of the Americas”: poet Sheila Maldonado, journalist Macarena Hernández, and writer Nelly Rosario. Their cultural roots are in the United States, Honduras, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. The chosen name of the collaborative emerged from the artists’ many desvelos (Spanish for all-nighters) spent discussing abstract and concrete borders encountered throughout their collective writing and teaching experiences. Included in the proposed multimedia project is work on a fotonovela; this collaborative graphic novel in photos also draws from collected video interviews, maps, primary documents, illustrations, and writings. desveladas has presented at Princeton University and for Kweli and Asterix journals in partnership with The New York Times African Heritage Network.

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Award Year
2016
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Sheila Maldonado

New York, NY

Sheila Maldonado is a writer of prose and poetry, and she teaches creative writing at the City University of New York. Her debut poetry collection,  one-bedroom solo, was published in 2011 by Fly by Night Press. The work tells Maldonado’s personal story through shifting ideas about self and home. She teaches creative writing at The City University of New York and Teachers & Writers Collaborative. She holds degrees in English from Brown University and poetry from The City College of New York.She lives in a one-bedroom in uptown Manhattan where she is working on a new book of poems and an ongoing project about a lifelong obsession with the ancient Maya.


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desveladas is a writer collective consisting of poet Sheila Maldonado, journalist Macarena Hernández, and writer Nelly Rosario.

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Nelly Rosario

Williamstown, MA

Nelly A. Rosario is a Dominican-American author and creative writing instructor of Song of the Water Saints, winner of a PEN/Open Book Award. Her fiction and non-fiction works appear in various anthologies and journals. Rosario holds an MFA from Columbia University, where she has taught. She was formerly on faculty at Texas State University and a Visiting Scholar in the MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing Program. Currently, Rosario is the 2017-18 Schumann Visiting Professor in Democratic Studies in the Latina/o Studies Program at Williams College and also serves as Assistant Director of Writing for the MIT Black History Project


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desveladas is a writer collective consisting of poet Sheila Maldonado, journalist Macarena Hernández, and writer Nelly Rosario.

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Macarena Hernández

Waco, TX

Macarena Hernández is a multimedia journalist and educator based in Texas. A former editorial columnist at The Dallas Morning News and the Rio Grande Valley Bureau Chief for The San Antonio Express-News, she currently teaches  journalism at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. While working as the Rio Grande Valley Bureau Chief for the San Antonio Express-News, Hernandez wrote One Family, Two Homelands, a personal multi-part series exploring Mexican migration through her own family’s story. The series is now taught widely in Texas schools. She’s covered US Latino issues such as immigration and education.


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desveladas is a writer collective consisting of poet Sheila Maldonado, journalist Macarena Hernández, and writer Nelly Rosario.