Vincent Chavez is a Chicano writer from Santa Paula, CA. His fiction has appeared in Southern Review, Wigleaf, Joyland, Kweli Journal, and the Masters Review. He is a Tin House Scholar and his work has been supported by the Macondo Writers Workshop and the Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.F.A. in fiction from Virginia Commonwealth University.
At MacDowell, Vincent continued work on his debut story collection, Barrio Boys. The collection is a multi-generational saga centered on a family of working-class Mexican-Americans living in Ventura County, CA, and their efforts to reclaim and reinterpret their original cultura.