LaToya Watkins

Writer, US

LaToya Watkins was born in Texas (USA). Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in A Public Space, The Sun, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, West Branch, Ruminate Magazine, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and elsewhere. She is Kimibilo Fiction fellow and has received support from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and Omi Arts. She received a PhD in Aesthetic Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is co-director of the Jack Jones Literary Arts Retreat. LaToya lives and writes in Dallas, Texas.

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Like Animals

While in residence at Camargo, LaToya works on stories for a collection tentatively titled Like Animals. She is interested in how various experiences of black American migration, travel, and displacement shape individual and communal identities and cultures. Although the majority of stories in the collection will focus on black American experiences in various American settings, some will explore themes of invisibility and "home" globally.