Robert Paul Moreira teaches fiction and playwriting at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and serves as Managing Editor for riverSedge: a Journal of Art and Literature. He is the editor of ¡Arriba Baseball!: A Collection of Latina/o Baseball Fiction (2013). His award-winning short fiction, interviews, criticism, and scholarship has been been published or is forthcoming in Southwest American Literature, Aethlon, Azahares, Langdon Review, Cobalt Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Soccer and Society, and the anthologies SOL: English Writing From Mexico (2010); Along the River 2 (2012); and New Border Writing (2013). He is the recipient of two fiction awards from the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers, a Pushcart Prize nomination, the 2011 Wendy Barker Award, and the 2016 NACCS Tejas FOCO Fiction Award for his short story collection, Scores. He is currently completing his new story collection, Dig, and developing his first novel.
As a dramatist, Robert's plays include Roses From Castile, which was part of Milagro Theater's inaugural INGENIO Play Reading Series in Portland, Oregon in February of 2018. His monologue, Dick Tea, was a semifinalist in the 2018 STAGE IT! 2 Ten-Minute Play Competition. Proxima b, a ten-minute play, is forthcoming in Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas. Current projects include the book, music, and lyrics for Malinalli, in collaboration with composer Josiah Esquivel; Miriam's Song, a full-length play; and a children's play/musical on the life of DEA Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena.
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