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NATIONAL LATINX

WRITERS GATHERING

0 DAYS TO THE EVENT
Virtual! October 16-18, 2020
Oct 16, 9:00 AM PDT
Late Registration, Oct. 6-9, 2020
Open to all U.S. Latinx Writers in All Genres. Registration required.

ABOUT

One hundred and thirty-one Latinx writers in all genres. Twenty-seven sessions. Three days in October.

 

The first-ever National Latinx Writers Gathering, “Sembrando y Soñando,” takes place October 16-18, 2020. As a result of the new coronavirus, all weekend events will be virtual.

 

The first year of this unprecedented convening of Latinx writers emphasizes community-building, connection, and experiential collaboration--determined by a national survey of Latinx writers who expressed what they want from a first conference of this kind. The first event will also determine the shape and content of annual Latinx convenings in the future--an undertaking we want to co-create together. .  

We are grateful to the following organizations and individuals who have made this first convening possible: National Hispanic Cultural Center (History and Literary Arts Program), Letras Latinas, Latinx Writers Caucus, City of Albuquerque, Artful Life, the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Planning Committee Members:  Valerie Martínez, Francisco Aragon, Rebeca Alderete Baca, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Sutherland Jaramillo, Demetria Martínez, Elise McHugh, Cassandra Osterloh, Genaro PadillaRubén Quesada, Sara Rivera, and Shelle Sanchez.

 
 

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

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9 AM - 1 PM PT

Programs Serving Latinx Writers: Four separate one-hour informational sessions (9-1) with programs serving Latinx writers: Letras Latinas, Latinx Writers Caucus, VONA, and National Endowment for the Arts

1 PM PT

Opening Ceremony: "Sembrando: Hope, Healing,Growth," directed by Monica Sanchez

2 PM PT

NOON PT

Writers Ages 18-25:

Discussion (Tatiana Prieto, University of New Mexico)

Open to all Latinx Writers

Ages 18-25, no conference registration required!  RSVP.

3 PM PT

Dinero para Escritores:

en español

5 PM PT

Hosted Dinners. Small group will dine in the online homes of hosts. Open mic included.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17

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9 -11 AM PT

Programs Serving Latinx Writers: Two separate one-hour informational sessions with programs serving Latinx writers, with Macondo and Duende District

1 PM PT

11 AM PT

Money for Writers: Gather to discuss your financial needs as Latinx writers

2 PM PT

NOON PT

Writers Ages 17 and Under: 

Discussion (Anne Lechuga-Kanapilly, Amy Biehl HS, and Sarah Peralta, NM School for the Arts) - Open to all Latinx Writers Ages 17 and under, no conference registration required!

RSVP

3 PM PT

Genre gatherings:

Poetry, Nonfiction, Children's, Playwriting in separate groups

4 PM PT

Genre gatherings:

Young Adult/Middle Grades,

Fiction, Hybrid/Multi-Genre in separate groups

6 PM PT

Music and Dancing online

with BARACUTANGA!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18

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9 AM PT

11 AM PT

10 AM PT

1 PM PT

3 PM PT

Closing Ceremony: “Soñando Social," directed by Monica Sanchez.

 
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