2013 International Latino Book Award for Best Latino Focused Fiction Book for THE BLOCK CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER (University of Oklahoma Press).
At the 15th annual Taos Summer Writers' Conference, Demetria Martinez will be teaching a highly anticipated weeklong workshop entitled "The Freedom to Write: A Fiction Workshop for Beginners." About the workshop Demetria says, "This workshop is about inspiration, letting go so that characters can reveal aspects of their lives that will surprise you. You’ll end up with material to deepen and expand your work while being spared the experience of writer’s block." There are only 3 spots left and they are sure to go fast.
Demetria Martinez is an author, activist, journalist and creativity coach. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she now resides, she earned her BA from Princeton University in 1982. She is an activist on several fronts, including work with the Jardines Institute which is committed to food justice and sustainable farming in economically disadvantaged communities.