Achanzar, Helene 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016
with Tim “Toaster” Henderson
Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space


In the land I was born,
there is an island in the middle of a river.
There is a name for the amount
of beauty required to launch a ship.

– Helene Achanzar, “Meaning Light”

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Listen to this podcast with Helene Achanzar here:

S1 Ep 02: Helene Achanzar (Lighthouses & Buffy) by The Lit Fantastic (Podcast)

Helene Achanzar is a Kundiman fellow who has earned awards from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. She is a freelance writer who has written for Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Vice Media. Helene will be beginning her MFA studies at University of Mississippi this fall.

More info on Helene Achanzar⇒

Helene Achanzar is a John and Renée Grisham fellow from the University of Mississippi, where she also served as senior editor of the Yalobusha Review. She is also a Kundiman fellow and has received awards from The University of Iowa Writer’s House and Philippine American Writers and Artists.