Photo courtesy of  The Flamenco Poets Society

Photo courtesy of The Flamenco Poets Society

Partial CV

 

Professional Experience/Affiliations

-Instructor/Writer in Residence, Writers in the Schools, August 2015 – present

-Houston Coordinator, Barrio Writers- Summer 2013-Present

-Faculty Tutor, Houston Community College, September 2017 - Present

-Copy Editor, Arte Publico Press, June 2016 – Present (Novels, Short Stories, Poetry, Young Adult, Non-Fiction)

-Staff Reviewer, Glass Poetry Press, September 2017 - Present

-Fiction & Young Adult Fiction Prize Judge & Chair, National Association for Chicano &  Chicana Studies- Tejas Foco,

     October 2015 -present

-Copy Editor & 8th Edition Anthology Editor, Barrio Writers, October 2013- Present

-2017 Grant Application Evaluator for Arts Create Grant - Multidisciplinary Panel, Texas Commission on the Arts

-2017-2019 Houston Poet Laureate Program Selection Committee Member, Office of the Mayor of Houston

-Adjunct Instructor, The Art Institute of Houston, July 2016 – May 2017

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Creative Writing and Grassroots Organizing: Building Narrative as an Entry to Community Organizing for Youth,” Third Annual Conference in Hispanic Studies, "Hispanic Language, Writings and Culture in the New Political Arena," University of Houston, April 28, 2017.

“Murals and Chican@ Identity: a panel on murals in different spaces…” & “Barrio Writers & UH MASSO: Empowering the Next Generation,” NACCS- TejasFoco 2015, Lone Star College- North Harris, Feb. 27-28, 2015

“Mainstream American Wrestling and Chicano Identity: The Career of Eddie Guerrero,” ILASSA 35 Student Conference on Latin American Studies, University of Texas, Feb. 26th, 2014.

“Barrio Writers Pedagogy Community Workshop: The Write Path to Higher Education & Cultural Empowerment,” 3rd Cultural Studies in Education Conference- University of Texas, March 1, 2014.

“A Story of a Chicano Mural,” NACCS Tejas Foco 2014, Northwest Vista College, Feb. 21, 2014.

“Eating: What We Mean when We Deny or Accept Consumption,” 8th Interdisciplinary and Multicultural Conference on Food Representation in Literature, Film, and Other Arts, University of Texas – San Antonio, February 19, 2014.

READINGS

Houston Community College - Hispanic Heritage Month, Houston, TX, 2017

Tintero Project Reading Series, Houston, TX, 2017

First Friday Reading Series, Houston, TX, 2017

Gulf Coast Journal Launch Reading, Houston, TX, 2017

Flamenco Poets Society, Houston, TX, 2017

#WRITERSRESIST Houston: Let Us Gather, Houston, TX, 2017

Poison Pen Reading Series, Houston, TX, 2016

University of Houston- Honors College Dionysia, Houston, TX, 2016

Houston Public Library’s LibroFest, Houston, TX, 2015

Katherine Anne Porter House, Kyle, TX, 2015

riverSedge Literary Journal Launch Reading, McAllen, TX, 2014

Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 2013

Common Ground Reading Series, Houston, TX, 2012