Bio and CV

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Biography

Valorie K. Ruiz is a Xicana writer fascinated by language and the magic it evokes.  She is currently assistant editor for flash fiction at Homology Lit and lives in San Diego.

 Education

San Diego State University: MFA in Creative Writing – Poetry (2019)

Southern New Hampshire University: BA in English and Creative Writing – Poetry (2016)

Irvine Valley College: AA in Social and Behavioral Science (2012)

Teaching Experience

Twine Workshop Instructor for Our (Digital) Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing, and Social Justice (April 20-22 2018)

Magee Park Poets Poetry Workshop Leader in Surrealist Poetry(April 2018)

Creative Writing Instructor for San Diego State University (Spring 2018)

Rhetoric Instructor for San Diego State University (Spring 2017)

Tutor for the English Department for San Diego State University (Spring 2017-Present)

Rhetoric Fellow for San Diego State University (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)

Writing Workshop Instructor for Megastudy Academy – 3rd and 4th grade (Spring 2016)

Book Club Instructor for Megastudy Academy – 3rd through 8th grade (Spring 2016)

ELA and Math Tutor for Tree of Knowledge – K through 8th Grade (Spring 2016)

Creative Written Expression Group Creator and Leader for Rebecca’s House (Fall 2014 – Early 2015)

Editorial and Related Experience

Assistant Flash Fiction Editor for Homology Lit (Summer 2018-present)

Fiction International Associate Editor (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)

Poetry International Contributing Editor (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)

Fiction International Reader (Fall 2017-Present)

C.P. Cavafy Prize Reader (2016, 2017)

Poetic Youth Fellow (2016-2017)

Poetry & Art Series Intern at San Diego Art Institute (Various events)

Poetry International Intern (2016)

Student Success Fee Grant Recipient for Poetic Youth (2016)

 

 

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