Alumni: Darlene Kriesel

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Darlene Kriesel lives in Southern California and is an English adjunct faculty member at Cal Baptist University and Riverside Community College. She is a writer who holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside. She is currently working on her novel House Secrets and a memoir. Darlene developed an ear for writing early on from the African-American culture, with its poetry, music, rhythm, and figurative language, and her mind always leads her to the most poignant and powerful details of human strife and joy, that is, to the heart of a story.