LitFest in the Dena Saturday and Sunday 12:30-6pm May 4-5 2004
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Carribean Fragoza

Beyond the Beach: Searching for Community in SoCal Neighborhoods, Saturday, May 4th, 5:00 – 6:00pm, Mountain View Mausoleum

Carribean Fragoza is a fiction and nonfiction writer from South El Monte. Her collection of stories Eat the Mouth That Feeds You, published in 2021 by City Lights, was a finalist for a 2022 PEN Award. Her co-edited compilation of essays, East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte, was published by Rutgers University Press and her collection of essays Writing Home: New Terrains of California is forthcoming with Angel City Press. She has published in Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, Zyzzyva, Alta, BOMB, Huizache, KCET, the Los Angeles Review of Books, ArtNews, and Aperture Magazine. She is the Prose Editor at Huizache Magazine and Creative Nonfiction and Poetry Editor at Boom California, a journal of UC Press. Fragoza is the founder and co-director of South El Monte Arts Posse, an interdisciplinary arts collective, a 2023 Whiting Literary Award recipient, and Creative Writing faculty at California Institute of the Arts.