Upcoming Events

10/17/2020 “Translating Indigenous Bicultural Poetry from Guatemala and Mexico, Part 2 (in Spanish),” with Rosa Chávez, Irma Pineda, and Wendy Call. American Literary Translators Association Conference (Virtual)

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09/30/2020  Reading poetry translations of and with Rosa Chávez, “Annual Alexis Levitin Bilingual Reading Series: Indigenous Languages” (also Samantha Schnee, Whitney DeVos, and Martín Tonalmeyotl).

08/13/2020 Reading poetry translations of and with Rosa Chávez, “Jill! and the PEN Translation Committee: A Bilingual Reading to Celebrate Women in Translation Month”

5/2020 “The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the U.S. Fundraiser Reading,” with Javier Zamora, Andrew Bentley, Iris De Anda, Patrick-Mullen Coyoy, Kelly Duarte, GusTavo Guerra Vásquez (FULL VIDEO)

3/2019  “That’s Not Relatable’: Radical Teaching on Race & Intersectionality in Writing,” with Cynthia Guardado, Marisol Baca, and Luivette Resto
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference (Portland, OR)

3/2019  “Centro Mariconadas: Queering Central American Narratives,” with Maya Chinchilla, Daniel Alvarenga, Breena Nuñez, and Olivia Olivia
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference (Portland, OR)

3/2018   “A Tribute Presentation for Cecilia Vicuña,” with Jose Antonio Villarán
UC Santa Cruz

4/2017  “Archiving Absence: A Poetic Family History of Disappearance in Wartime Guatemala”
UC Merced

3/2016 “Central American Poetics: Guatemalan and Salvadoran Poets in the City,” with Javier Zamora, Maya Chinchilla, Karina A. Oliva, and William Archila
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference (Los Angeles, CA)

3/2016 “Not Disappearing into Americaness: Code-Switching as Cultural Preservation through Language Conservation,” with M. Evelina Galang, Nayelly Barrios, Thomas Parrie, and Eric Nguyen
Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference (Los Angeles, CA)

4/2015 “Where Identities Collide: Poetry of South Korea, Guatemala & the U.S”
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference (New Orleans, LA)

04/2015 “Counteractions: A Poetry Reading at SubRosa
The Poetry & Politics Research Collective (Santa Cruz, CA)