Workshop Faculty


Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Stephanie Elizondo Griest is a globetrotting author from the Texas/Mexico borderlands. Her five award-winning books include Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and HavanaMexican Enoughand All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands. She has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, VQR, The Believer, Orion, and the Oxford American. Her reportage has won a Richard Margolis Award for Social Justice Reporting, a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Gold Prize, and a residency at the Lannan Foundation. An Associate Professor of Creative Nonfiction at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, she has performed on five continents in capacities ranging from a Moth storyteller to a literary ambassador for the U.S. State Department. Visit her website at