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Dantiel Moniz

Dantiel W. Moniz is a 2024 USA Fellow, the recipient of a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction, and Fellowships from Yaddo, The Lighthouse Works, and MacDowell, among others. Her debut collection, Milk Blood Heat was a finalist for the PEN/ Jean Stein Award, the PEN/ Robert W. Bingham Prize, and the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, as well as longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and The Story Prize. Her writing has appeared in the Paris Review, Harper's Bazaar, American Short Fiction, Tin House, and elsewhere. Moniz is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches fiction.


“Focus on Revision”

Clichés are clichés for a reason—they’re phrases or descriptions that were once fresh and innovative but have become so ingrained in our daily lexicon that we no longer have to think about them; they no longer spark us to make a surprising connection between the phrase and our understanding of what the phrase is meant to illuminate. The same can be said for the types of stereotypical characters we come across every day in our film, media, and literature. This generative workshop is intended to allow participants to go beyond the first or even second image or idea they come up against while drafting creative work and bring freshness and surprise to the material in a revisional writing exercise.


  • 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. - Book Signing - Courtyard

  • 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. - Recital Hall (Bldg. 8 - 132)

  • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Recital Hall (Bldg. 8 - 132)

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