Schedule

2021 NATIONAL LATINX WRITERS GATHERING

 

All times are PACIFIC and all sessions are VIRTUAL

Links will be sent to registered writers                                                                                                  updated 10/9/21

THURSDAY, 10/14

ALL DAY           Padlet: Community Bulletin Board                   

8-8:45 AM       #1: Yoga Weaving (Stretching, Breathing, Yoga) with Marisol Brito

                             #2: Coffeehouse Open Mic w/ Josiah Luis Alderete

                             #3: Coffee and Kin (just hang out with other Latinx writers)

8:45 - 9 AM      15 min break

9:00 AM            Adela Najarro: Imagining the Homeland        

10:15 AM           15 min break

10 AM-4 PM     ZÓCALO – open Zoom room for all registered writers to connect, hang out, network, and more. Breakout rooms available.

10:30 AM          #1: Raquel Gutierrez: Absence in Perpetuity

10:30 AM          #2: Mabelle Reynoso: The Prayer Candle Fantastic

11:45 AM           15 min break

 

1:00 PM             OPENING CEREMONY

2:15 PM             15 min break

2:30 PM             Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez: Love Story to Me & My People

3:45 PM             15 min break

4:00 PM             Highlights Day One: Tia Chancla and Tia Pantuflas (Eva McQuade and Olivia Jimenez)

4:45 PM             Afro-Latinx Writers Gathering w/ Amy M. Alvarez                  

6:00 PM             Micrófono Abierto w/ Melanie Márquez Adams       

 

FRIDAY, 10/15

ALL DAY:           Padlet: Community Bulletin Board

8-8:45 AM        #1: Yoga Weaving (Stretching, Breathing, Yoga) with Marisol Brito

                              #2: Coffeehouse Open Mic w/ Tony Diaz. Theme: Librotraficante Nation

                             #3: Coffee and Kin (just hang out with other Latinx writers)

8:45 - 9 AM      15 min break

9:00 AM            Breena Nunez: Describing Home with Comics            

10:15 AM           15 min break

10 AM-4 PM     ZÓCALO – open Zoom room for all registered writers to connect, hang out, network, and more. Breakout rooms available.

10:30 AM          Alejandra Ramos Gomez: Bilingual Experience, Movimiento

11:45 AM           15 min break

NOON                 Information Session w/ Rodney Gomez & Edward Vidaurre of FlowerSong Books            

1:00 PM             Lizz Del Mar Florival & Jen de la O: One Tongue, Decolonizing the Multilingual

2:15 PM             15 min break

2:30 PM            #1: Ariel Mendez: Is Self-Publishing Your Next Move?             

                             #2: Sustainable Activism w/ Tammy Melody Gomez, Raina J. León, & Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán3:45 PM             15 min brea

4:00 PM            Highlights Day Two: Tia Chancla and Tia Pantuflas (Eva McQuade and Olivia Jimenez)             

4:45 PM             Latinx Writers with Disabilities Gathering w/ Jasminne Mendez            

6:00 PM             Open Mic w/ Pleasant Groove co-hosts Tamitha Curiel and Priscilla Rice. Theme: Collective Dreaming with Pleasant Groove          

 

SATURDAY, 10/16

ALL DAY             Padlet: Community Bulletin Board

8-8:45 AM        #1: Yoga Weaving (Stretching, Breathing, Yoga) with Marisol Brito

                              #2: Coffeehouse Open Mic w/ Danny Solis

                             #3: Coffee and Kin (just hang out with other Latinx writers)

8:45 - 9 AM      15 min break

9:00 AM            #1: Lee Boix: Human Rights & Testimonio     

9:00 AM            #2: Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo & Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera: Submission Strategies

10:15 AM           15 min break

10 AM-4 PM     ZÓCALO – open Zoom room for all registered writers to connect, hang out, network, and more. Breakout rooms available.

10:30 AM          #1: Franky Gonzalez: The Object, The Poem, The Play             

                             #2: Elizabeth Gonzalez James: Strong Voices in Fiction             

11:45 AM           15 min break

NOON                 Information Session: Writing Latinx Futures, contributors to the new anthology: Speculative Fiction for Dreamers: A Latinx Anthology

1:00 PM             Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa: Memoirs of the Wisdom Keepers            

2:15 PM             15 min break

2:30 PM             #1: Casey Ramos: Switching Code - Poetry to Video

                             #2: Ana Siquiera & Alexandra Alessandri: Owning Our Stories - Creating Characters for Children's Books

3:45 PM             15 min break  

4:00 PM             Highlights Day Three: Tia Chancla and Tia Pantuflas (Eva McQuade and Olivia Jimenez)

4:45 PM             Queer/Trans Latinx Writers Gathering w/ Anel I. Flores & Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran

6:00 PM             Open Mic with Caridad de la Luz/La Bruja

 

SUNDAY, 10/17

ALL DAY             Padlet: Community Bulletin Board

8-8:45 AM        Open Mic with Stephanie St. Sanchez

8-8:45 AM        Coffee and Kin (Just hang out with other Latinx writers)

8:45 - 9 AM      15 min break

9:00 AM            Youth Session: Latinx Writers Ages 15-19, with Journeyman Ink (open to all Latinx writers 15-19 without conference registration)

10:15 AM           15 min break

10 AM - 2 PM   ZÓCALO – open Zoom room for all registered writers to connect, hang out, network, and more. Breakout rooms available

10:30 AM          #1: Stalina Villarreal: Erotica of Chicanx Ekphrasis

                             #2: Aida Salazar: Writing Voice in Kid Lit & YA

11:45 AM           15 min break

NOON                Information Session TBA: Círculo de Poetas  

1:00 PM             Emma Otheguy: Reading to Refine Writing

2:15 PM             15 min break

2:30 PM             #1: Adriana Ramirez: Cosmic Zoom

3:45 PM             15 min break

4:00 PM             Closing Ceremony:  Collaborative Writing (Social Dreaming)