The National Latinx Writers Gathering supports and celebrates a multiracial, multilingual, transnational community of Latinx writers. Somos una comunidad de escritores multirracial, multilingüe y transnacional. We are dedicated to relationship-building, creative expression, dialogue, advocacy, networking, and activism utilizing our multiple tongues. We acknowledge and respect our differences while recognizing a range of shared values that allow us to gather with a generosity of spirit, acceptance, and support.
Nos encanta la palabra escrita and the ways that it enables us to tell our stories, express our realities, and advocate for the truths of our lives. We also demand acknowledgment that we exist and deserve our rightful places in the publishing and prize industries, en los espacios literarios, en los anales de la historia literaria.
The 2021 Gathering consists of 60 sessions over four days including, for the first time, a Padlet community bulletin board, open mics, despertares, un Zocalo gathering space, and our own “Highlights” at the end of each day.
Our presenters, presentations, and workshops resulted from an open call for applications during the spring of 2021. All applications were thoughtfully reviewed. There could have been many configurations of presentations and we recognize that this schedule does not include the broadest range of sessions that could exist. Even so we hope, through many gatherings over many years, to achieve a multiplicity that celebrates the remarkable breadth of our literary community. We pay our presenters; it is our way of providing economic support for the Latinx writers community.
The National Latinx Writers Gathering co-exists alongside a wide range of organizations, programs, and initiatives that serve the Latinx literary community. Estos inspiran, informan y guían nuestro trabajo. We are dedicated to supporting the Latinx literary community as a whole.
As organizers of the National Latinx Writers Gathering we are a learning community that consists of Latinx writers who volunteer our time. Aprendemos mientras vamos. We welcome feedback from attendees that will improve each gathering, each year.
Funding for the NLWG comes from registration fees, sponsors and donors who support stipends for presenters, virtual platform fees, administrative and technical staff, and more. We are very grateful for this support, especially from our main sponsors, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Letras Latinas, and Artful Life. Additional thanks to ArteSano for its support of this year's gathering.
Planning Committee Members: Valerie Martínez, Francisco Aragon, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Miranda Colon, Tammy Gomez, Tanesia Hale-Jones, Sutherland Jaramillo, Christy Leos, Michelle Otero, Patricia Perea, Rubén Quesada, Sara Rivera and Monica Sanchez.
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As a result of the "Money for Writers/Dinero para escritores" sessions at the 2020 gathering and spring 2021 workshop series, we are sharing this comprehensive list of resources.
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