Talking ‘At-Risk’ with writer Amina Gautier

By | February 4th, 2013 | No Comments
'At-Risk' by Amina Gautier

Gautier will read from her award-winning short-story collection At-Risk and lead a craft workshop at Miami Dade College on February 11.

This post is sponsored by the Center for Literature and Theater at Miami Dade College

Growing up in Brooklyn during the late ’80s and early ’90s, Amina Gautier witnessed poverty and the crack epidemic first hand. “As most people know,” she says, “that was a really rough time to be a New Yorker.” Gautier survived the experience and ultimately channeled it into her short-story collection, At-Risk, which won the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award from the University Press of Georgia in 2010.

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