Writer's Voice: Wendy C. Ortiz
From Jeff Layne on August 15th, 2016
Wendy C. Ortiz
It took Wendy Ortiz 13 years to write “Excavation: A Memoir.” She says it was a matter of “getting the courage” to write of her experience of a years-long relationship with a male teacher that began when she was only 13. Ultimately, she was convinced that, “This is a story that is really important.” In this presentation, Ortiz reads three short chapters from the book and then answers questions from the audience. Her most recent work, “Hollywood Notebook,” will be published in spring 2015. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Nervous Breakdown, and The Rumpus, among many other places. Ortiz is a registered marriage and family therapist intern in Los Angeles.
Recorded: October 23, 2014