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Reading at UCF B & N 9/23/09

Reading at UCF B & N 9/23/09

I am always happy to be invited to read from the book, do signings, talk to book clubs or book groups, visit classes (high school through college levels) and the like.  Please drop me a line at with your inquiry.   Please note that I also do spoken word with the neo-folk Cuban musical group Conjunto Kimbombo. Check out the sample streaming cuts from their new CD at

 Upcoming Events:

  • AWP Conference in Chicago–panel presentation–“Beyond English” with María Elvira Vera Tatá and Mia Leonin on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Chicago Hilton.
  • Keynote lecture and reading at Arizona State University, Spanish Graduate Student Conference on Saturday, March 10th in Tempe, AZ
  • Poetry performance accompanied by Kevin Meehan and Jorge Milanés on Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 4:00 at the Orange County Public Library, Downtown branch.


  • Poetas con Café at Blank Space Gallery and Wine Bar on January 27th, 2012; appearing with Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz and Vanessa Hidary.
  • Readings and Class visits to Wekiva High School, Ocoee, FL, December 2011.
  • Monday, October 4th, 2010, starting at 7:00 p.m., I’ll be performing at the Spoken Word sponsored by UCF’s Hispanic American Student Association as part of the Hispanic Heritage Celebration Calendar.  It will be held at Brooklyn Pizza, in Ferrell Commons, ACROSS FROM THE UCF REC CENTER–pizza and poetry, how could you go wrong?  I’ll be reading from my new chapbook, Everyday Chica and will also have copies with me to sell and sign.
  • Thursday, October 7th, 2010, at 1:00 p.m., I’ll be presenting at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Symrna.  I had two amazing poetry residencies there; my first in 2000 with the great Quincy Troupe and then in 2008 with the wonderful Chase Twichell.
  • February 2011–Methodist University–details to follow
  • March 2011–University of Georgia–details to follow
  • UCF Book Festival in April 2011–I’m delighted to be invited back to participate in the second annual Book Fest.





Presenting "My English is not very good looking" at MSU
Presenting “My English is not very good looking” at MSU
    •  Private bookclub parties in Orlando and Miami in late May 2009.
    • Debut Booksigning and reading on Tuesday, June 2nd, at 8:00 p.m. at the Coral Cables location of  Books and Books  
    •  Reading at Urban Think in Orlando on Thursday, June 11th at 7:00 p.m. 
    •   “Ig Night” reading/booksigning on Thursday, July 9th,  at 7:00 p.m. at McNally Jackson Books in SoHo, NY
    • The Dire Literary Series BBQ on Friday, July 10, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in Cambridge, MA
    • Interview with Marta Sosa on CubanaRama Radiotalk Blog 
    • Breadloaf Writers’ Conference in Middlebury, Vermont–my reading was on August 19th at 4:15 p.m
    • University of Central Florida Bookstore (Barnes and Noble) on Wednesday, September 23rd at 1:00 p.m.–reading and booksigning.
    • Reading and booksiging on Thursday, October 1st, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at Inkwood Books in Tampa.
    • Presentation of “‘My English is Not Very Good Looking’–Accents and Identities” at the FemRhet Conference held at Michigan State University in East Lansing on Thursday, October 8th. 
    •  Reading and booksigning at the Bookworm, the campus bookstore for Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina on Thursday, Oct. 15th
    •  Reading and booksigning at the downtown branch of Orange Public Library on Saturday, October 24th at 2:00 p.m. 
    •   Reading and booksigning at Georgetown University in Washington, DC on Thursday, November 5th at 2:30 p.m. Details to follow.
    • Poetry Performance with Conjunto Kimbombo at the University of Maryland-Baltimore on Friday, November 5th at 6:00 p.m. 
    • Reading and signing at the Miami International Book Fair, on Saturday, November 14th at 4:30 p.m. in Prometeo (New World Campus of Miami Dade College–downtown)
    • Book Club visit to Books, Food and Friends group in Orlando on January 25
    • Book club visit to Winter Park area group on March 10.
    • Reading at Visiting Writers Series sponsored by The University of Indiana-Purdue University in Fort Wayne on Tuesday, March 30, at noon in Walb Student Union, Room 222. It is free and open to the public.
    • Reading at Drew University, NJ on Tuesday, April 6.
  • UCF Book Festival on Saturday, April 17th, from 1:00 to 1:50 in the UCF Arena–see front page for all details of where I’ll be.
  • Poetry to the Sounds of Conjunto Kimbombo, Saturday, April 24th at 11:30 at the downtown Orange County Public Library.
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