Tag Archives: Yvette Benavides

Professor Benavides’ essay published in ‘Oh Reader’ magazine

Yvette Benavides, MFA, Professor of English, wrote an essay, “Short Stories Say the Unsayable,” that was published in the latest issue of “Oh Reader” magazine.

The essay is about how short stories can give voice to the mysteries of the human experience that people find difficult to articulate.

The essay discusses “Misery” by Anton Chekhov, “Pile of Clothes” by Peter Orner, and “Chango” by Oscar Casares.

Professor Benavides featured in Texas Public Radio’s ‘Fronteras’

English Professor Yvette Benavides was featured in the most recent episode of Texas Public Radio’s Fronteras. She was interviewed about her work as editor-at-large of Tinta Books, an imprint of Trinity University Press.

You can listen to her interview here, which tells how Tinta Books uplifts Mexico and Mexican American history and culture.

Professor Benavides continues her work as host and producer of Book Public, a podcast from Texas Public Radio.  Recent summertime episodes in the last two months include interviews with acclaimed authors Nicole Chung, Luis Alberto Urrea, Karin Lin Greenberg, and Isabel Allende. Book Public | TPR

Additionally, she continues her work as contributing editor on the editorial board of Story magazine. Story – Publisher of literary fiction and nonfiction (storymagazine.org)

One-day Literature and Arts Festival set for Saturday

Thirty-seven writers, poets and artists from around the U.S. will showcase their creative works during a one-day Literature and Arts Festival in Main Building, Room 311 on Saturday.

Presented by VersoFrontero, the festival will include the works of multiple faculty, including Octavio Quintanilla, PhD, Associate Professor of English; Yvette Benavides, MFA, Professor of English; Antoinette Winstead, MFA, Professor of Drama and Mass Communication; and Wallis Sanborn III, PhD, Associate Professor of English. 

Professor Benavides awarded a grant from prestigious school of journalism

Yvette Benavides, Professor of English, and her husband, Texas Public Radio journalist David Martin Davies, have been awarded a grant from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.

Benavides and Davies will produce a radio documentary in English and Spanish that explores health care barriers for Hispanic children with Type 2 diabetes in San Antonio and the long-term implications for these children. 

Professor Benavides narrates a radio documentary

Yvette Benavides, MFA, Professor of English, narrates and co-reports on the radio documentary, “Degrees of Injustice: The Social Inequity of Urban Heat Islands.” 

The documentary is featured on “Living Downstream,” an environmental justice podcast out of Northern California Public Media. Here is a link to the website post:

Degrees of Injustice: The Social Inequity of Urban Heat Islands (norcalpublicmedia.org)

The documentary is also available on Spotify and other podcast apps. Degrees of Injustice: The Social Inequity of Urban Heat Islands – Living Downstream | Podcast on Spotify