Miami, Oct. 18, 2021 – Miami Dade College (MDC) Padrón Campus English, literature, and creative writing professor Emily Andrea Sendin has been selected to receive a 2022 Teachers and Librarians Scholarship to attend the prestigious Key West Literary Seminar, a four-day annual event that explores a unique literary theme and readers from around the world enjoy presentations by some of the best writers in the present day.
Prof. Sendin is one of 20 recipients from across the country chosen for making a positive impact upon readers in their communities. Through the scholarship, Prof. Sendin and the cohort will gain exposure to contemporary authors and texts, expand her professional network of teachers, librarians, and writers, and be inspired to generate new ideas. She will join the seminar in January 2022.
Over her 22 years at the College, Prof. Sendin has been named an Endowed Teaching Chair, Fulbright Scholar, and Florida Campus Contact Service-Learning Faculty of the Year. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s in English with a concentration in women’s studies from Florida International University. Her areas of expertise are African American literature, postcolonialism and feminist theories, and media studies. At MDC, she teaches global sustainability and earth literacy studies, service-learning, and Honors College courses. She is the founding advisor of Urbana, the student-led, award-winning literary and arts magazine at the Padrón Campus. She is also the founding advisor of Hermione’s Army, a chapter of Fandom Forward, an international organization with a mission to use the power of story for social activism. In addition, Prof. Sendin is the co-founder of the Tengo un Sueño 17-year educational program of FNE International. Her passions include books, art, traveling, teaching, writing, and service.
Established in 1983, the mission of Key West Literary Seminar is to promote the understanding and discussion of important literary works and their authors, to recognize and support new voices in American literature; and to preserve and promote Key West’s literary heritage while providing resources that strengthen literary culture. Today’s best writers join readers from all over the world for four days of readings, conversations, lectures, panel discussions, and parties that add up to one of the brightest and most high-spirited literary gatherings. For more information, visit: https://www.kwls.org/