Upcoming Events

2021

Host (Virtual Event)
Latino Caucus Round Table Social Night
TLA 2021 Annual Conference
April 23, 2021 @ 5:00-6:00PM

Presenter (Virtual Event)
PSJA Poetry Extravaganza
PSJA High School
April 23, 2021

Presenter (Virtual Event)
Texas TOPAZ Reading List Committee
TLA 2021 Annual Conference
April 22, 2021

Moderator (Virtual Event)
#OwnVoices and #DignidadLiteraria: Advocating for Marginalized Voices in the Literary Scene
TLA 2021 Annual Conference
April 22, 2021 @ 3:00-4:00PM

Moderator (On Demand! Virtual Event)
Reflections on Leadership: Inside the Role of Latino Library Leaders
TLA 2021 Annual Conference
April 22-24, 2021

Author (Private Event)
Author Visit & Poetry Reading
Mercedes High School
April 14, 2021

Author Exhibitor (Virtual Event)
South Texas Literacy Symposium
UTRGV Festiba
March 2, 2021 @ 12:00-1:00PM

Author (Private Event)
Read Across America Author Visit
Sgt. Harrell Middle School
March 2, 2021

2020

Poet (Virtual Event)
¡Ya Basta!: Futures Without Walls / Enough! Futuros Sin Muros Poetry Event
Details: facebook.com/poetsagainstwalls
October 23, 2020 @ 6:00-9:00PM.

Panelist (Virtual Event)
The Write Crowd: A Virtual Author Expo
Details: TheWriteCrowd.
October 18, 2020 @ 2:00PM.

Moderator (Virtual Event)
An Evening of Plática: Literary Voices Breaking Down Barriers
TLA Latino Caucus. Virtual Event: bit.ly/hhmplatica.
September 29, 2020 @ 7:00PM.
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Moderator (Virtual Event)
Velada Poética Virtual: Latinx Voices to Know
TLA Latino Caucus. Virtual Event: bit.ly/hhmvelada.
September 22, 2020 @ 7:00PM.
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Moderator (Virtual Event)
The Movement to Rename Lee Elementary to Gloria E. Anzaldúa
UTRGV Center for Mexican American Studies. Virtual Event: https://utrgv.zoom.us/j/4760965483.
August 24, 2020 @ 7:30PM.
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Guest Speaker (Virtual Event)
13th Annual El Retorno: El Valle Celebra Nuestra Gloria (Part 1)
UTRGV Center for Mexican American Studies. Virtual Event: https://www.facebook.com/utrgvcmas/.
May 15, 2020 @ 12:00PM.
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Guest Panelist (Virtual Event)
In Memoriam: Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua
Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival. Virtual Event: https://www.facebook.com/utrgvipf/.
April 26, 2020 @ 11:00AM.

Poetry Reading (Virtual Event)
Poetry & Platica with Priscilla Celina Suarez
Virtual Event: https://www.facebook.com/suapri78501.
April 16, 2020 @ 8:00PM.
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Guest Panelist (Open to Public)
People’s Poetry Fest – Wall Killers: Trump Lovers Need Not Apply
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. Corpus Christi, TX. February 29, 2020 @ 12:00PM.
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Event Host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. February 20, 2020 @ 6:30PM.

Guest Panelist (Open to Public)
American Dirt vs. Dignidad Literaria: Roundtable Discussion
UTRGV Center for Mexican American Studies. Edinburg, TX. January 31, 2020 @ 12:00PM.
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Event Host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle: Echoes Anthology Release
McAllen Public Library – Meeting Room A. McAllen, TX. January 23, 2020 @ 7:00PM.

2019

Poetry Reading
Poet’s Poetry and Prose
Mission, TX. December 28, 2019 @ 7:00PM.

Event Host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. December 19, 2019 @ 6:30PM.

Poetry Panel (Open to Public)
Weslaco’s Centennial Celebration: Poetry Reading
Weslaco Public Library Auditorium. Weslaco, TX. December 7, 2019 @ 3:00PM.

Event Host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. November 21, 2019 @ 6:30PM.

Featured Author
UTRGV Gear Up Dia de los Libros
UTRGV. Edinburg, TX. November 1, 2019 @ 9:00AM.

Literary Panel
Local Authors Panel
STC Mid-Valley Campus. Weslaco, TX. October 23, 2019 @ 1:00PM.

Event Host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. October 17, 2019 @ 6:30PM.

Featured Author (Open to Public)
Border Book Bash
Biblioteca Las Americas – Med High. Mercedes, TX. October 12, 2019 @ 9AM-3PM.

Featured Author 
Region One Fall Media Fair: Author Panel
South Padre Island Convention Center. South Padre Island, TX. October 11, 2019 @ 2:30PM.

Event Host (Open to Public)
Hispanic Heritage Month Poetry Event
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. October 10, 2019 @ 6:30PM.

Guest Speaker (Open to Public)
ALTAR: Cruzando Fronteras, Building Bridges
South Texas College Starr County Campus. Rio Grande City, TX. October 10, 2019 @ 10:00AM.
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Guest Speaker (Open to Public)
Cruzando Fronteras, Building Bridges
South Texas College Pecan Campus. McAllen, TX. October 9, 2019 @ 10:00AM.
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Guest Speaker (Open to Public)
Cruzando Fronteras, Building Bridges
South Texas College Pecan Campus. McAllen, TX. October 9, 2019 @ 8:30AM.
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Guest Speaker (Open to Public)
ALTAR: Cruzando Fronteras, Building Bridges
South Texas College Pecan Campus. McAllen, TX. October 8, 2019 @ 5:30PM.
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Guest Speaker (Open to Public)
ALTAR: Cruzando Fronteras, Building Bridges
South Texas College Mid-Valley Campus. Weslaco, TX. October 8, 2019 @ 11:30AM.
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Speaker/ Poet
Estrellas de Tejas Recognition Luncheon: Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas
McAllen Convention Center Embassy Suites. McAllen, TX. October 5, 2019 @ 12:00PM.

Speaker/ Poet 
Education Breakfast: Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas
McAllen Convention Center Embassy Suites. McAllen, TX. October 5, 2019 @ 8:00AM.

Event Host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. September 19, 2019 @ 6:30PM.

Featured Author
Author Week
Derry Elementary. Port Isabel, TX. September 19, 2019 @ 8:00-11:45AM.

Featured Reader (Open to Public)
Writers for Migrant Justice
Luna Coffee House. McAllen, TX. September 4, 2019 @ 6:30-8:30PM.

Poetry Performance (Open to Public)
Lunadas del Valle
Luna Coffee House. McAllen, TX. August 27, 2019 @ 7:00-9:00PM.

Event Host (Open to Public)

Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. August 18, 2019 @ 6:30PM.

Event Host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. July 18, 2019 @ 6:30PM.

Event Host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. June 20, 2019 @ 6:30PM.

Featured Author
Speed Dating with Local Authors
Region One. Edinburg, TX. June 18, 2019 @ 8:30AM – 3:30PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. April 18, 2019 @ 6:30PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. March 21, 2019 @ 6:30PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. February 21, 2019 @ 6:30PM.

Event Host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. January 17, 2019 @ 6:30PM.

2018

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. December 20, 2018 @ 6:30PM.

Event Host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. November 15, 2018 @ 6:30PM.

Event Host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle Anthology Release Party
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. October 25, 2018 @ 6:30PM.

Literary Panel
Local Authors Panel
STC Mid-Valley Campus. Weslaco, TX. October 17, 2018 @ 1:00PM.

Poetry Panel (Open to Public)
Festival Internacional de Poesía Latinoamericana
La Poesía es Primavera
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. October 6, 2018 @ 1:00PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. September 13, 2018 @ 6:30PM.
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Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. August 16, 2018 @ 6:30PM.
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Panel Discussion
Gemini Ink Writers Conference
Chocholichex Round Table: Building Writing Communities Beyond Academia/MFA Programs Through Workshops and Community-Based Activities
El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel. San Antonio, TX. July 21, 2018 @ 3:00PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. July 12, 2018 @ 6:30PM.

Featured Author (Open to Public)
Meet the Authors Night
San Juan Memorial Library. San Juan, TX. June 22, 2018 @ 6:00-10:00PM.

Featured Author
Speed Dating With Local Authors
Region One ESC. Edinburg, TX. June 18, 2018 @ 1:00PM.
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Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. June 14, 2018 @ 6:30PM.

Panel Discussion
El Mundo Zurdo Conference
Heridas Abiertas: Documenting our Transitioning Fronteras through Poetry
Trinity University. San Antonio, TX. May 19, 2018 @ 10:30AM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. May 17, 2018 @ 6:30PM.

Guest Speaker (Open to Public)
11th Annual El Retorno: El Valle Celebra Nuestra Gloria
Valle de la Paz Cemetery. Hargill, TX. May 16, 2018 @ 10:00AM.

Exhibit Contributor (Open to Public)
100 Words, 100 Women
South Texas College Library. McAllen, TX.
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Featured Poet (Open to Public)
Let’s Celebrate National Poetry Month
Lark Branch Library. McAllen, TX. April 26, 2018 @ 6:30PM.

Panel Discussion (Open to Public)
New Orleans Poetry Festival
Vale la Pena: Writing in the Borderlands
New Orleans Healing Center. New Orleans, LA. April 22, 2018 @ 11:00AM.

Event Host (Open to Public)
Velada Poetica
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. April 17, 2018 @ 6:30PM.

Featured Poet (Open to Public)
Poesia y Café
Palm View Branch Library. McAllen, TX. April 16, 2018 @ 11:00AM.

Guest Author (Open to Public)
The Raving Press Events Book Festival
Speer Memorial Public Library. Mission, TX. April 14, 2018 @ 10:00AM-4:00PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. April 12, 2018 @ 6:30PM.

Guest Author
Meet & Greet (3rd – 5th Grade)
Munoz Elementary – Library. Donna, TX. March 28, 2018 @ 10:00AM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Poets Hike at Santa Ana: A Chocholichex Event
Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge. Alamo, TX. March 17, 2018 @ 8:00AM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. March 15, 2018 @ 6:30PM.

Featured Poet 
City of McAllen Women’s Breakfast Symposium
McAllen Convention Center. McAllen, TX. March 8, 2018 @ 9:00AM.

Guest Poet & Exhibit Contributor (Open to Public)
100 Words, 100 Women Reception
South Texas College Library. McAllen, TX. March 1, 2018 @ 5:00PM.
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Guest Reader (Open to Public)
Meet the Author – Nely Gonzalez
Barnes and Noble. McAllen, TX. February 23, 2018 @ 7:00PM.

Featured Poet (Open to Public)
Icons & Symbols of the Borderland Poetry Reading
Brownsville Museum of Fine Art. Brownsville, TX. February 17, 2018 @ 2:00PM.
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Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. February 15, 2018 @ 6:30PM.

Event Judge
UIL Invitational Meet: Ready Writing.
Robert E. Vela High School. Edinburg, TX. February 3, 2018.

Invited Guest
Poetry Celebration featuring Edward Vidaurre
Dustin Sekula Memorial Library. Edinburg, TX. January 25, 2018 @ 6:00PM.
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2017

Featured Poet
Lina @ Luna
Luna Cafe. McAllen, TX. December 28, 2017 @ 7:00PM.

Guest Speaker
Career Day
Roosevelt Elementary. McAllen, TX. December 8, 2017 @ 9:00AM.

Guest
Latino Hits Live: “Lluvia De Estrellas” con Lluvia Lorelay conversando sobre poesía con las voces contemporáneas del Valle Texas.
www.latinohitsradio.com. December 5, 2017 @ 6:00PM.
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Guest Author (Open to Public)
The Authors’ Atrium
Pharr Memorial Library. Pharr, TX. November 30, 2017 @ 6:00PM.
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Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. November 16, 2017 @ 6:30PM.

Featured Author (Open to Public)
McAllen Book Festival: Our Stories Author Mashup with Benjamin Alire Saénz, Ashley Hope Perez, and Priscilla Celina Suárez
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. November 11, 2017 @ 10:00AM.
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Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle Anthology Release Party
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. October 26, 2017 @ 6:30PM.
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Special Presenter
Lunch & Learn – Cuentos from Our Rinconcito: How Culture Influences Our Working Style McAllen City Hall. McAllen, TX. October 18, 2017 @ 12:00PM.

Poetry Reading
Somos Semilla
Dustin Sekula Public Library. McAllen, TX. September 28, 2017 @ 6:00PM.

Special Guest (Open to Public)
Teen Open Mic Night
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. September 26, 2017 @ 6:30PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. September 21, 2017 @ 6:30PM.

Featured Author
Valley Authors & Artists
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. September 2, 2017 @ 2:00PM.
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Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. August 24, 2017 @ 6:30PM.

Poetry Reading
Poets Against Walls
Yerberia Cultura. McAllen, TX. August 17, 2017 @ 6:30PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. June 8, 2017 @ 6:30PM.

Poetry Reading 
Open Mic Night
Luna Cafe. McAllen, TX. May 27, 2017 @ 8:00PM.

Anthology Book Release 
“Bad Hombres and Nasty Women” by The Raving Press.
Barnes and Noble. McAllen, TX. May 26, 2017 @ 8:00PM.

Guest Presenter
Fiesta & Literacy Night
Economedes High School. Edinburg, TX. May 18, 2017 @ 6:00PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. May 11, 2017 @ 6:30PM.

Poetry Reading 
Floreciendo Resistencia en el Valle
Old Hidalgo Pump House. Hidalgo, TX. April 22, 2017 @ 6:00PM.

Poetry Reading (Open to Public)
Poesía y Cafe 
Palm View Branch Library. McAllen, TX. April 19, 2017 @ 10:00AM.flyer_National Poetry Month

Featured Poet (Open to Public)
Velada Poetica
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. April 12, 2017 @ 6:30PM.
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Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. April 6, 2017 @ 6:30PM.

Poetry Reading (Open to Public)
Contemporary Poets
Lark Branch Library. McAllen, TX. April 3, 2017 @ 7:00PM.
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Poetry Reading (Open to Public)
In Lak’ech Poetry Reading
Cine El Rey. McAllen, TX. March 25, 2017 @ 6:00PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. March 9, 2017 @ 6:30PM.

Poetry Reading (Open to Public)
Floricant@: Poetry Reading with RGV Poets (Festiba)
Borderlands Room, UTRGV, 3rd Floor, Education Complex. Edinburg, TX. March 1, 2017 @ 6:00PM.

Featured Poet / Poetry Reading MC (Open to Public)
The Raving Press’ Book Festival
Speer Memorial Library. Mission, TX. February 25, 2017 @ 3:00PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. February 23, 2017 @ 6:30PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. February 9, 2017 @ 6:30PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. January 12, 2017 @ 6:30PM.

2016

Poetry Reading (Open to Public)
No Name Poets Cafe
Barnes and Noble – Palms Crossing. McAllen, TX. December 10, 2016 @ 6:00-9:00PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. December 8, 2016 @ 6:30PM.

Poetry Reading (Open to Public)
Words & Brew Poetry Reading
Schneider’s German Gasthaus & Beergarden. McAllen, TX. November 30, 2016 @ 7:00-10:00PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. November 17, 2016 @ 6:30PM.

Moderator – Poetry Panel featuring Amado Balderas Tijerina, Isaac Chavarria, Brena Nettles Riojas, and Rodney Gomez (Open to Public)
McAllen Book Festival
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. November 12, 2016 @ 4:00PM.

Moderator – Poetry Panel featuring Celina Gomez, Cesar de Leon, Edward Vidaurre, and Jan Seale(Open to Public)
McAllen Book Festival
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. November 12, 2016 @ 2:00PM.

Moderator – Poetry on Demand featuring Victoria Lopez (Open to Public)
McAllen Book Festival
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. November 12, 2016 @ 1:00PM.

Festival Organizing Committee (Open to Public)
McAllen Book Festival
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. November 12, 2016 @ 10:00AM-5:00PM.

Poetry Reading (Open to Public)
Expresiones Literarias Writers Club Presents – Arturo Saldana: Celebrating a Wayward Chicano!
The Prelude. Harlingen, TX. November 2, 2016 @ 7:00PM.

Poetry Reading (Open to Public)
Día de los Muertos/25th Annual NMCAC Anniversary
Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center. San Benito, TX. October 29, 2016 @ 6:30PM.

Poetry Panel
Brenda Nettles Riojas / Edward Vidaurre / Lina Suarez.
UTRGV. Edinburg, TX. October 26, 2016 @ 1:50PM.

Poetry Reading
Class Visit: Edward Vidaurre / Lina Suarez.
UTRGV. Edinburg, TX. October 26, 2016 @ 10:00AM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle Anthology Release
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. October 23, 2016 @ 6:30PM.

Literary Panel (Open to Public)
Local Authors Panel
STC Mid-Valley Campus. Weslaco, TX. October 19, 2016 @ 1:00PM.
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Event Host (Open to Public)
Book Release – Lost: Children of the River
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. October 12, 2016 @ 7:00PM.

Teen Poetry Jam & Workshop (Open to Public)
Teen Read Week
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. October 12, 2016 @ 6:00PM.

Poetry Reading (Open to Public)
Day of the Dead Murals
Hinovations Art Studio. McAllen, TX. October 7, 2016 @ 7:00PM.

Featured Guest / Presentation
McAllen Poet Laureate Visits Nikki Rowe
Nikki Rowe High School. McAllen, TX. October 7, 2016 @ 9:00AM-4:00PM.

Event Host (Open to Public)
Noche de Letras: Featuring Alejandro Cabada, Isaac Chavarria, & Emmy Perez
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. October 5, 2016 @ 7:00PM.

Workshop & Reading (Open to Public)
Senior Saturdays: The Written Word – An Exploration of Poetry
International Museum of Arts & Science. McAllen, TX. October 1, 2016 @ 10AM.
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Workshop & Reading (Open to Public)
Art After Dark: Radical Poetry
International Museum of Arts and Science. McAllen, TX. September 15, 2016 @ 6:00PM.
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Poetry Panel (Open to Public)
FeiPol 2016
South Texas College – Pecan Campus. McAllen, TX. September 3, 2016 @ 1:40PM.

Festival Organizing Committee (Open to Public)
FeiPol – Festival Internacional de Poesia Latinoamericana
South Texas College – Pecan Campus. McAllen, TX. September 1-3, 2016.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. August 11, 2016 @ 6:30PM.

Workshop (Cuentos from Our Rinconcito: Using Arts & Literature to Document our Stories)
Teachers Association for Bilingual Educators: One Day Summer Institute
UTRGV. Edinburg, TX. August 1, 2016 @ 1:45PM.

Poetry Reading
Teachers Association for Bilingual Educators: One Day Summer Institute
UTRGV. Edinburg, TX. August 1, 2016 @ Lunch Hour.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. July 7, 2016 @ 6:30PM.

Poetry Reading (Open to Public)
Pasta, Poetry & Vino.
Yerberia Cultura. McAllen, TX. June 16, 2016 @ 7:00PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. June 2, 2016 @ 6:30PM.

Poetry Guest (Open to Public)
Valley Roots Series: Honoring Those Who Served.
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. May 25, 2016 @ 7:00PM.

Poetry Reading (Open to Public)
Anelo Terca, Silencio.
EBC at the District. McAllen, TX. May 21, 2016 @ 6:00PM.

Special Guest (Open to Public)
Poetry Pachanga X. VIPF.
McAllen Chamber of Commerce. McAllen, TX. April 23, 2016 @ 7:00PM.

Special Guest (Open to Public)
V.I.P.F. Poetry Slam.
The Flying Walrus. McAllen, TX. April 22, 2016 @ 8:00PM.

Poetry Panel
Poets in the Schools. VIPF.
San Benito High School. San Benito, TX. April 22, 2016 @ 8:00AM.

Special Guest (Open to Public)
Boundless Anthology Release Party. VIPF.
McAllen Chamber of Commerce. McAllen, TX. April 21, 2016 @ 7:00PM.

Poetry Panel (Open to Public)
Poem in Your Pocket Day
McAllen Public Library, Meeting Room A. McAllen, TX. April 21, 2016 @ 10:00AM.
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Event Judge
UIL District Meet: Creative Writing, Oral Reading, Ready Writing and Storytelling, P.S.J.A. Elementary Schools
PSJA High School. San Juan, TX. April 16, 2016 @ 8:30AM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. April 7, 2016 @ 6:30PM.

Poetry Reading
International Poetry Day
Southwest Early College High School. Pharr, TX. March 21, 2016 @ 2:00PM.

Guest Speaker
Good Day Luncheon
McAllen Country Club. McAllen, TX. March 9, 2016 @ 11:30AM.

Event Judge
UIL Invitational Meet: Creative Writing, Oral Reading, Ready Writing, Spelling and Storytelling, P.S.J.A. Elementary Schools
PSJA North High School. Pharr, TX. March 5, 2016 @ 8:30AM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. March 3, 2016 @ 6:30PM.

Event Judge
UIL Invitational Meet: Creative Writing, Oral Reading, Ready Writing and Storytelling, P.S.J.A. Elementary Schools
PSJA High School. San Juan, TX. February 27, 2016 @ 8:30AM.

Poetry Reading (Open to Public)
PPV Presents: Wings.Beer.Words
Buffalo Wild Wings. McAllen, TX. February 20, 2016 @ 8:00PM.

Event Judge
UIL Invitational Meet: Creative Writing, Oral Reading, Ready Writing and Storytelling, P.S.J.A. Elementary Schools
PSJA Southwest High School. Pharr, TX. February 20, 2016 @ 8:30AM.

Event Judge
UIL Invitational Meet: Ready Writing and Storytelling, P.S.J.A. Elementary Schools
PSJA Memorial High School. Alamo, TX. February 13, 2016 @ 8:30AM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle 
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. February 4, 2016 @ 6:30PM.

Panel Discussion
Exploration Day
Science Academy. Mercedes, TX. January 29, 2016 @ 2:30PM.

2015

Guest Speaker
IMAS Guild Luncheon
McAllen Country Club. McAllen, TX. December 11, 2015 @ 11:30AM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. December 10, 2015 @ 6:30PM.

Poetry Reading (Open to Public)
An Evening of Words & Brews
Schneider’s Gasthaus & Beergarden. McAllen, TX. December 2, 2015 @ 7PM.

Author Panel (Fundraiser)
Zonta Club of West Hidalgo County’s fundraiser, “Cover Stories”
McAllen Country Club. McAllen, TX. November 14, 2015 @ 10:30AM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. November 12, 2015 @ 6:30PM.

Poetry Panel (Open to Public)
McAllen Book Festival
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. November 7, 2015 @ 1:00PM.

Poetry Reading (Open to Public)
Dia de los Muertos Velada hosted by Expresiones Literarias en Español
El Hueso de Fraile. Brownsville, TX. November 2, 2015 @ 6:30PM.

Poetry Reading (Open to Public)
Dia de los Muertos Event at Narciso Martinez
Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center. San Benito, TX. October 31, 2015 @ 7:00PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. October 22, 2015 @ 6:30PM.

Literary Panel
Local Authors Panel
STC Mid-Valley Campus. Weslaco, TX. October 21, 2015 @ 1:00PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle Info Session
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. October 8, 2015 @ 6:30PM.

Book Review
Book Reviewers
McAllen Country Club. McAllen, TX. October 8, 2015 @ 11:00AM.

Master of Ceremonies (Open to Public)
Velada Poética
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. October 7, 2015 @ 6:30PM.

Poetry Talk
Class Visit
UTRGV. Edinburg, TX. October 7, 2015 @ 8:00AM.

Poetry Guest (Open to Public)
Letras con Identidad.
San Juan Memorial Library. San Juan, TX. September 18, 2015 @ 6:00PM.

Event Co-host (Open to Public)
Writing Circle Info Session
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. September 9, 2015 @ 6:30PM.

Featured Poet (Open to Public)
A Night of Words/Una noche de palabras
El Hueso de Fraile. Brownsville, TX. September 4, 2015 @ 6PM.

Poetry Guest
Alamo Chamber of Commerce Network Night Out
La Quinta Inn & Suites. Alamo, TX. September 3, 2015 @ 5:30PM.

City Commission Presentation
Official Presentation as McAllen Poet Laureate to City Commission
McAllen City Hall – City Commission’s Chamber. McAllen, TX. August 10, 2015 @ 3PM.

Poetry Reading
Una Noche de Palabras/A Night of Words
El Hueso de Fraile. Brownsville, TX. August 7, 2015 @ 6PM.

Event Host
Writing Contest Finale Event
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. July 25, 2015 @ 3PM.

Poetry Reading
Inaugural RVG Poetry Slam Series Kick-Off
The Flying Walrus. McAllen, TX. July 24, 2015 @ 8PM.

Poetry Reading
Voces En La Frontera
El Hueso de Fraile. Brownsville, TX. July 3, 2015 @ 6PM.

Poetry Workshop
Escape the Ordinary – Write a Poem!
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. June 16, 2015 @ 6PM.

Poetry Panel
Contemporary Voices Escaping the Ordinary
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. June 13, 2015 @ 3PM.
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2014

Poetry Panel
Voices of the Border: A Poetry Event.
South Texas College. McAllen, TX. 9/2014.
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Judge
CONCA’s 2nd Ultimate Poetry Boxing Championship.
McAllen, TX. 8/2014.

2011

Programming Panel
Pecha Kucha: Teens & Technology, ALA National Conference.
New Orleans, LA. 7/2011.

Featured Creative Writing Performance
Valley Poetas Poetry Performance
, “Theory in the Flesh: Bodies of Scholarship, Activism, and Community”, UTSA English Graduate Symposium.
San Antonio, TX. 5/2011.

Featured Reading
A Day of Poetry in the Schools. McAllen Memorial High School.
McAllen, TX. 5/2011.

Poetry Readings
Valley International Poetry Festival Readings. 
Rio Grande Valley venues. 4/2011.

Poetry Readings
Austin International Poetry Festival Readings. 
Austin, TX. 4/2011.

Reading & Panel
Las del Valle: Remembering Three of the Late Great Writers from the LRGV, NACCS: National Association for Chicano and Chicana Studies Tejas Regional Conference.
McAllen, TX. 2/2011.

Performance Panel
El Conocimiento: Poetas from la frontera (a presentation of the RGV Poetical Imagery), NACCS: National Association for Chicano and Chicana Studies Tejas Regional Conference.
McAllen, TX. 2/2011.

Poetry Reading
Noche de Furia Poetry Reading, sponsored by the Mexican-American Studies Program at UTPA in collaboration with NACCS 2011.
Cocina del Caribe in Mission, TX. 2/2011

2010

Performance Panel
Being a Crossroad: Surviving the Borderlands Through Poetry, “El Mundo Zurdo: An International Conference on the Life and Work of Gloria E. Anzaldua”.
UTSA. San Antonio, TX. 11/2010.

Poetry Reading
Noche de Fandango y Poesia,
Krazy Vatos Emporium. San Antonio, TX. 11/06/2010.

Poetry Reading
Noche de Cultura / Cultural Night, El Mundo Zurdo: Art & Performance, El Mundo Zurdo: International Conference on the Work and Life of Gloria E. Anzaldúa,
El Gallista Gallery. San Antonio, TX. 11/05/2010.

Featured Author
A Reading by Lina Suarez to sponsor McAllen Memorial High School.
Barnes & Noble. McAllen, TX. 05/07/2010.

Performance Panel
Tearing Down Walls to Rebuild Ourselves: Valley Poetas after Gloria, “Wild Tongues: Concepts of the Untamed in Scholarship, Teaching, Writing, and Beyond”.
UTSA. San Antonio, TX. 5/2010.

Performance Panel
A Couple of Valley Poetas, “Voices from the Border,” Social Peace and Justice Conference.
UTPA. Edinburg, TX. 5/2010.

Poetry Readings
Valley International Poetry Festival Readings.
RGV Venues. RGV, TX. 04/2010.

Poetry Readings
Austin International Poetry Festival Readings.
Austin, TX. 04/2010.

Performance Panel
Gloria Anzaldua, El Valle, and Transnational Tejan@ Poetics, “NACCS – Pasado, Presente, y Futuro: Forty Years of Chicana and Chicano Studies in Texas”.
UT-Austin. Austin, TX. 2/26/2010.

2009

Poetry Reading
Pharr Arts Phestival.
Pharr Literary Project & Cultural Arts Center. Pharr, TX. 07/2009.

Poetry Reading
Las Frijoleras & Friends:  The Dog Days of Summer.
Art Expressions. McAllen, TX. 06/2009.

Presentation Panel
Tokyo Bakufuu, Cool Teen Programs Panel, YALSA.
American Library Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. 06/2009.

Poetry Reading
A Reading Dedicated to Gloria Anzaldua.  El Retorno: El Valle Celebra Nuestra Gloria.
Valle de la Paz Cementerio. Hargill, TX. 05/15/2009.

Poetry Reading
El Retorno: El Valle Celebra Nuestra Gloria, El Mundo Zurdo: The First International Conference on the Work and Life of Gloria E. Anzaldúa.
University of Texas Pan American. Edinburg, TX. 05/15/2009.

Poetry Readings
Valley International Poetry Festival Readings.
RGV Venues. Rio Grande Valley, TX. 04/2009.

Poetry Readings
Austin International Poetry Festival Readings.
AIPF Venues. Austin, TX. 04/2009.

Poetry Reading
Remembering Gloria: A Night of Poetry.
Palm View Community Center. McAllen, TX. 04/2009.

Featured Reading
Ofrendas del Corazon.
Habanero Café. Pharr, TX. 02/08/2009.

2008

Poetry Reading
Honoring Gloria, Reading Gloria, Seeing Gloria Readings.
Valle del Paz Cemetery. Hargill, TX. 05/11/2008.    

Poetry Readings
Valley International Poetry Festival Readings.
RGV Venues. Rio Grande Valley, TX. 04/2008.

Poetry Reading
Remembering Gloria: A Night of Poetry.
Palm View Community Center. McAllen, TX. 04/2008.

Poetry Readings
Poetry in the Schools.
PSJA High School. San Juan, TX. 04/2008.

Poetry Reading
Festiba: Community Day Reading.
University of Texas Pan American. Edinburg, TX. 03/29/2008.

Poetry Reading
Noche Cultural: Special Poetry Reading by the Gloria Anzaldua Legacy Project, National Association for Chicano and Chicana Studies.
McAllen Convention Center. McAllen, TX. 03/01/2008.

2007

Altar Exhibit
Gloria Presente!
University of Texas Pan American Library. Edinburg, TX. 11/2007.

Poetry Reading

Local Authors Reading.
McAllen Public Library. McAllen, TX. 11/15/2007.

Poetry Reading
Voices Against Violence Workshop, STC’s Women’s Studies Committee.
South Texas College. McAllen, TX. 11/2007.

Presentation
Lina Suarez: The Gloria Anzaldua Legacy Project, the Valley, “Gueras y Prietas: Celebrating 20 Years of Borderlands / La Frontera”.
University of Texas San Antonio. San Antonio, TX. 11/03/2007.

Altar Exhibit
Women of Tejano Music, Homenaje a Nuestras Muertas.
Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center. San Benito, TX. 11/2007.

Altar Exhibit
A Tribute to Gloria, Homenaje a Nuestras Muertas.
Nueva Onda Poets Café. Edinburg, TX. 10/29/2006.

Poetry Reading
Homenaje a Nuestras Muertas.
Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center. San Benito, TX. 10/2007.

Poetry Performance
Grupo Bombasta: Protest the Border Wall.
Cine El Rey. McAllen, TX. 06/2007.

Presentation
Voices Against Violence, RGV Movimiento Presentation.
University of Texas Pan American. Edinburg, TX. 04/23/2007.

Poetry Reading
Poetry Pachanga.
University of Texas Pan American. Edinburg, TX. 04/21/2007.

Poetry Performance
The Uncommon Man, MRC of South Texas Marches Against Sexual Violence.
Harlingen City Hall. Harlingen, TX. 04/2007.

Poetry Reading
Remembering Gloria: A Night of Poetry.
Palm View Branch Library. McAllen, TX. 04/2007.

Poetry Reading

Noche Cultural: Poesia y Musica. Mujerfest.2007.
Creative Incubator. McAllen, TX. 03/2007.

Discussion Panel
Writing to Heal: Open Discussion / Writing as a Revolutionary Tool, Mujerfest 2007.
McAllen Creative Incubator. McAllen, TX. 03/2007.

Poetry Reading
Hecho en Tejas Readings.
Cine El Rey. McAllen, TX. 03/2007.

2006

Poetry Reading
Voices Against Violence Vigil.
SEIU. McAllen, TX. 11/2006.

Poetry Reading
Homenaje a Nuestras Muertas.
Nueva Onda Poets Café. Edinburg, TX. 10/26/2006.

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