Together with the Talve-Goodman family, One Story is pleased to announce our 2021 Adina Talve-Goodman Fellow: Diana Veiga.
Diana Veiga is a Spelman woman, a DC resident, and a DC Public Library employee. Her short stories have been published in Barrelhouse, The Northern Virginia Review, and The Rumpus. She is an inaugural member of Kimbilio, a Fellowship dedicated to developing, empowering and sustaining fiction writers from the African diaspora. She is currently working on a collection of short stories that explore race and class in Washington, D.C.
The Adina Talve-Goodman Fellowship was created in memory of One Story’s former managing editor, the writer Adina Talve-Goodman. This fellowship offers a year-long mentorship on the craft of fiction writing with One Story magazine, and is given to an emerging writer whose work speaks to issues and experiences related to inhabiting bodies of difference. This means writing that explores being in a body marked by difference, oppression, violence, or exclusion; often through categories of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, religion, illness, disability, trauma, migration, displacement, dispossession, or imprisonment. Previous winners of the Adina Talve-Goodman fellowship include Arvin Ramgoolam and Nay Saysourinho.
Finalists for the Adina Talve-Goodman fellowship will all receive two free online courses with One Story. Finalists for the 2021 Fellowship were:
*Yaba A. Armah
*Zora Mai Quỳnh
One Story is grateful to the Talve-Goodman Family, all of the friends and organizations who helped spread the word about this fellowship, and the many talented writers who took the leap and shared their work with us. Applications for our 2022 Fellowship will open in September 2021.