We’re so excited to welcome this year’s guest judge to the annual Remember in November Contest for Creative Nonfiction!
Krystal A. Sital was born in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and moved to the United States in 1999. Her critically acclaimed debut memoir Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad, traces the hidden trauma and fierce resilience of one Trinidadian family in a story of ambition and cruelty, endurance and love, and the bonds among women and between generations that help them find peace with the past. A PEN Award finalist and Hertog fellow, she holds an MFA from Hunter College. Her work has appeared in Elle, the New York Times Magazine, Salon, The New York Times Well Section, Today’s Parent, the Margins, the Caribbean Writer, Brain Child, and elsewhere. Krystal has taught creative writing; gender, sexuality, and culture; and peoples and cultures of the Caribbean at New Jersey City University and Fairleigh Dickinson University. She now teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe.
Our reading panel and volunteer staff narrowed down 350+ submissions to five finalists. We’ve sent those stories on to Krystal, and we’ll announce the winner Nov. 1, 2018! We’ll also announce our five finalists a few days before that.