The Big Familia of Writing Inspiration, featuring Tomas Moniz

Mar 25, 2024

Tomas Moniz

An episode about friendship, writing about friendship, and how friendship influences our writing lives. As a community-minded podcast, Write-minded has often touched upon the importance of a broader net of friendship on our writing. This week we get a bit more specific with guest Tomas Moniz, who’s written a new book about male friendship and whose entry into the writing world was shaped by his community of writer friends. This week we’re reminding you to reach out to a friend, thank a friend, be grateful for our friends, and we thank our listeners for being a friend to Write-minded!


Tomas Moniz is a Latinx writer living in Oakland, CA. His debut novel, Big Familia, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel 2020 Award, a finalist for a LAMBDA 2020 award for Bisexual Fiction and a finalist for the Foreword Review Indies Award. His new novel, All Friends Are Necessary is coming out in June. He edited the popular Rad Dad and Rad Families anthologies. He teaches at Berkeley City College and the Antioch MFA program.

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