Meredith Martinez

Discipline/Field: Fiction Writer

Based in: Mesa, AZ

About: Meredith Martinez is a brave new voice in fiction and an accomplished dancer. Since earning her MFA from Warren Wilson she has been adjunct faculty at Mesa Community College and Education Programs Manager at Arizona State University’s Virginia C. Piper Center for Writing.

At YNR Meredith will be completing the final draft of her debut novel.

Project Title: SleetThe novel is concerned with violence as a force that shapes relationships and communities. Meredith embraces the complex challenges of using language to express thought and feeling with temporal consciousness. Her formal inventions offer a fresh look at love and other sentiments as derivative of their pasts and shifting the shape of the present.

Relevant link: Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative