Sam Quinones is a journalist and author of two books of creative nonfiction about Mexico and Mexican immigration.
He teaches writing workshops based on his narrative nonfiction stories and books that he's written for most of his 27-year journalism career. This page features his TELL YOUR TRUE TALE experiment in storytelling, with regular postings of true stories by writers from around the country. Check in often.
Most recently, he taught a TYTT workshop at East LA Public Library. Writers produced lush and remarkable stories of Vietnam Vets and janitors, bus riders and musicians, braceros and lovers. The stunning book that resulted is available on Amazon.com: