In this episode, Kim Baldwin sits down with Natalie Lima, a Cuban-Puerto Rican writer, raised in Las Vegas, NV and Hialeah, FL. She is a first-generation college graduate of Northwestern University and a graduate of the MFA program in creative nonfiction writing at the University of Arizona. Her essays and fiction have been published or are forthcoming in Longreads, Guernica, Brevity, The Offing, Catapult, Sex and the Single Girl (Harper Perennial, 2022), Body Language (Catapult, 2022), and elsewhere. Her writing has been honored in Best Small Fictions (2020), and noted twice in Best American Essays (2019 and 2020). Natalie has received fellowships from PEN America Emerging Voices, Bread Loaf, Tin House, the VONA/Voices Workshop, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, and a residency from Hedgebrook. She is currently working on a collection of essays and a novel.
Join us for a conversation about writing embarrassing crap about your life, the pros and cons of getting an MFA, and building a literary community online.
Find Natalie on Twitter, Instagram, and at natalielima.com. Read Natalie’s work here. Take a class with Natalie here.
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