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Carlos Ponce-Melendez

Author's Bio

Carlos Ponce worked for 11 years for the Health Science Center at San Antonio as a social researcher. He became interested in the stories of elders while conducting interviews for the UTHSC and he used several of these conversations as the base of his collection of short stories Platicas de Mi Barrio. He also produced educational videos that dealt with health problems that affect Hispanics in the US. He has also published 2 books for children, several short stories and poems in English and Spanish. He has taught creative writing to elders at community centers and to adolescents at middle and high school. He became interest in people with Alzheimer’s and dementia because family members who developed this conditions.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Platicas de mi barrio (Bilingual Review Press, 1998)
Journals:
Lalitamba, Under the Sun

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Waiting for Godot
Favorite Authors:
Carlos Ponce Melendez Mario Vargas Llosa Kenzaburo Oe Miguel de Unamuno

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Listing last updated: November 8, 2012

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Mexican
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
San Lusi Potosi, Mexico
Raised in:
San Luis Potosi, Mexico

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