For readings and other events, please contact: Nanda Dyssou:  424-226-6148.

Upcoming Events

September 30, 2021 Podcast: Downtown Writers’ Jam with Brad King

September 27, 2021 Paseo Podcast with Joshua Smyser-De Leon

September 23, 2021 Podcast: We, the Species with Calvin Schwartz

September 22, 2021 Podcast: The San Francisco Experience with Jim Herlihy

September 8, 2021 Podcast: The Curious Professor with Karen Bryson

July 31, 2021 Podcast: Latinx Rising with Annabel Garcia Torres

July 2, 2021  Podcast: La Nasiona with Julian Esteban Torres Lopez.

June 29, 2021 Podcast: Uncut with Lucia Matuonto

I’ll be recording a video interview with Lucia Matuonto on her show, Uncut. Look for the link on this website when the video goes live.

June 28, 2021 Virtual Reading & Discussion Next Chapter Books, 8PM EST

I’ll be teaming up with colleague, Sara Schaff, author of Love Is An Invention, as we talk about both of our newly published short story collections.  Next Chapter Bookseller, St. Paul, MN

June 8, 2021  Virtual Reading and Discussion, 7PM.

Join me and Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, author of Translocas: The Politics of Puerto Rican Drag and Trans Performance, as we discuss gender issues within the Puerto Rican community . Schuler Books, Grand Rapids, MI

June 7, 2021  Podcast:  The Relatable Voice with Lucia Matuonto.

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June 2, 2021 Podcast: Writers Drinking Coffee

I had an enjoyable conversation with John Schmidt, Chaz Brenchley and Karen Brenchley in which we discussed what it’s like to write from the perspective of a diasporican and how it relates to Migrations. Listen here:


Come join me as I read and excerpt from my new short story collection Migrations, winner of the Tomas Rivera Book Prize.  I will then join Alex Espinoza and Luis Alberto Urrea in a conversation about the book.

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 May 27, 2021  Podcast:  Latinx Identity Project with Elsa Iris Reyes.

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Past Readings and Events

May 16, 2014:  Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen Street, New York, NY

May 14, 2014:  KGB Bar,  85 E. 4th Street, New York, NY

March 18, 2014  Reading, Recinto Universitario de Mayaguez.

March 20, 2014   Invited guest during “English Week” festivities, at Colegio Universitario de Cayey,

March 19, 2014   University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

November 7, 2013:  Rota Gallery, Plattsburgh, N.Y.

November 13 , 2013:   SUNY Binghamton.

November 30, 2013.  Book Signing, Cornerstone Bookstore.  Plattsburgh, N.Y.

December 12, 2013:  La Casita Maria center to talk to aspiring young writers about the art of writing.

December 12, 2013:   Hunger College, New York.  Dr. Victor Velez Torres’ class at Hunter College to discuss my novel, The Accidental Native.

October 8, 2013  SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY,

October 11, 2013:  La Casa Azul Bookstore. 143 E. 103rd Street, New York, NY

October 12, 2013.  Latino Book Festival, East Harlem Center.