Instructor Spotlight: Tom Andes

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Instructor Tom Andes — who will be leading a fiction workshop in July and a creative nonfiction workshop in the fall — has an essay titled “Waiting for Bill” up at Guernica: A Global Magazine of Arts and Politics.

“Our tombstones memorialize the things the Trump administration is killing in Louisiana. Healthcare, the environment, racial justice, prison reform, and public education—the list goes on. Suffice it to say, we have a lot of tombstones, which my friends plan to set up outside as an act of protest and, perhaps, for a bit of political theater. En route, they plan their line of attack. “I’ll ask him what his healthcare plan is going to do for me if I get diagnosed with cancer,” says one friend, who was able to obtain insurance after Louisiana accepted federal funding to expand Medicaid under Obamacare.”

Read the complete essay here.