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NATIONAL LATINX

WRITERS GATHERING

2022: Planning the Future of the NLWG

Online Caucus/Discussion Open to All Latinx Writers in All Genres

Saturday, February 15, 2022: 11 am Pacific/12 pm Mountain/1 pm Central/2 pm Eastern

Sunday, February 16: 11 am Pacific/12 pm Mountain/1 pm Central/2 pm Eastern

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ABOUT

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 consisted 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 excellent presentations. 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.

 

2022 INFORMATION

In the wake of the pandemic, two years of remote working and learning, and a range of tumultuous national and international events, the 2022 NLWG will take place online for two shorter sessions on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October. These two hour sessions will focus on community-building, sharing, and listening, and collaborating on a vision for the future of the National Latinx Writers Gathering. Please mark your calendars for the following days and times:

  • Saturday, October 15: 11 am Pacific, 12 pm Mountain, 1 pm Central, 2 pm Eastern/Zoom

  • Sunday, October 16: 11 am Pacific, 12 pm Mountain, 1 pm Central, 2 pm Eastern/Zoom

 

Please let us know that you plan to attend HERE.

 
 

2021 SESSION AND PRESENTER INFORMATION

Access the program here, too!

Funding for the 2021 supported registration fees, sponsors and donors who support stipends for presenters, virtual platform fees, administrative and technical staff, and more. We are very grateful for support from our 2021 sponsors, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Letras Latinas, and Artful Life. Additional thanks to ArteSano for its support of this year's gathering.

2021 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

 

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.  Enjoy!

Questions?  Please contact us: uslatinxlit@gmail.com

 
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2021 SPONSORS & PARTNERS

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