Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Maria Cristina Rangel (Moses Lake) received a 2006 GAP to take time to write and complete her first book-length fiction manuscript. The writer plans to complete 6-8 new stories, work on revisions of completed stories, and collate the stories into a cohesive manuscript. Rangel says of her work: “As a queer Chicana writer and the daughter of migrant Mexican farmworkers who settled in Washington state, I endeavor to not only produce quality literary work through my writing, but to also speak to my family’s experiences of immigration and migration, and my experience as a queer Latina femme coming of age in the agricultural fields of rural Washington state.”

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.