Upcoming Events

2021

Featured Poet (Open to Public)
A Night of Art and Poetry
Roosevelt’s at 7 (McAllen, TX)
December 23, 2022 at 8:00PM

Author Meet & Greet
Barnes & Noble Palms Crossing
December 19, 2021 from 3:00-5:00PM

Author Visit
Literacy Night at Brown Middle School
December 7, 2021 at 5:00PM

Featured Poet (Virtual Event)
Panel of Poets
The Write Crowd
November 21, 2021 at 4:00PM

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

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

Guest Poet (Open to the Public)
Dreaming: A tribute to Selena Quintanilla-Perez featuring Cesar L. De Leon
Dustin Sekula Memorial Library
April 22, 2021 at 6:00PM

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.
ON DISPLAY: January 16, 2018 – May 16, 2018.
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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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