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Our Mentors

Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
Raquel Vasquez Gilliland is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Young Adult
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Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
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Raquel Vasquez Gilliland is a Mexican American poet, novelist and painter. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 2017. She’s most inspired by fog and seeds and the lineages of all things. When not writing, Raquel tells stories to her plants and they tell her stories back. She lives in Tennessee with her beloved family and mountains.

Elizabeth Bewley
Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.

Favorite Books

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Fire by Kristin Cashore
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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