Acclaimed fiction writer Helena María Viramontes will be one of the featured authors for Gemini Ink’s 2017 Writers Conference. Viramontes grew up in east Los Angeles, which served as inspiration for works such as the award-winning novel Under the Feet of Jesus, Their Dogs Came With Them, and the short story collection The Moths and Other Stories. Viramontes now lives In New York, where she teaches English at Cornell University.
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