People's Literary Festival

Derek Willis Jr.

Derek Willis Jr. is a senior at TAMU CC and is currently working on a project that may take the form of a novel or a comic/web series. He loves fantasy and horror but is slowly dabbling in the sci-fi genre. Since 2020, he’s been brainstorming and drafting stories that have lingered in his mind. […]

Indigo Rodríguez

Indigo Rodríguez is a senior at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Indigo worked as an assistant editor for Vol. 21 of the Windward Review, redesigning the journal’s logo as well. Their essay “Green Sunlight in a Liminal Space” was published in Beyond the Island: the 2022 Islander Anthology of Travel Writing.

Roy Gomez

Roy Gomez holds an Associate in Arts in English Literature and is currently an undergraduate at Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi. He was a prose panelist at the 2023 People’s Poetry Festival, and his short story, “A Change is Coming,” was published in the Corpus Christi Writers 2023 anthology. Roy juggles his time as a husband, […]

Raye Bailey

Raye Bailey is a student at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi. She is currently working towards a B.A. in English with a minor in Creative Writing. Her poetry has been published in The Windward Review. Raye resides in Corpus Christi with her mom, gramma, and little brother. 

Lizbette Ocasio-Russe

Lizbette Ocasio-Russe is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. Lizbette completed her Ph.D. in Humanities at the University of

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