Lolita Hernandez

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Lolita Hernandez

Lecturer, Creative Writing

Office Location(s): 1615 East Quad
Phone: 734.615.1466

  • About

    Lolita Hernandez, Lecturer II is the author of two collections of short stories: Making Callaloo in Detroit (Wayne State University Press, 2014), a 2015 Michigan Notable Book, and Autopsy of an Engine and Other Stories from the Cadillac Plant (Coffee House Press, 2004), winner of a 2005 PEN Beyond Margins Award. She also is the author of two chapbook collections of poems: Quiet Battles and snakecrossing. She is a 2012 Kresge Literary Arts fellow. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in a wide variety of literary publications, and she has read from her works internationally and nationally, including the 2006 Calabash Literary Festival in Treasure Beach, Jamaica. Hernandez has an MFA in creative writing from the Vermont College of Norwich University, a BA in journalism from Wayne State University, and a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also has a UAW journeyman card in Experimental Product Engineering Layout and Assembly. Her poetry and fiction draw from the rhythms and language of her Trinidad and St. Vincent heritage and are tempered by her over 33 years as a General Motors UAW worker. She now teaches in the Creative writing Department of the University of Michigan Residential College.