R200. Witchy Ways: A Brujx Binders Reading

Grand Salon A, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Brujx Binders, a subgroup of Facebook's Binders Full of Women Writers group, is for any and all Brujx who identify as Latin American, and/or writers who explore themes surrounding Latinx heritage/issues in their writing. This panel will feature five writers of various genres at different stages in their careers. They will address the significance of being a Bruja/x—an identity in itself—and illustrate, through their writings, how the issues and connections shape their perspectives as Brujx.

Juanita E. Mantz is a writer and public defender from Riverside, California. Her work has been published in numerous literary journals and magazines. She is a VONA alum. Juanita is hard at work on her memoir My Inland Empire, and she writes a blog at http://wwwlifeofjemcom-jemmantz.blogspot.com.

Desiree Zamorano is an essayist, award-winning short story writer, and the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Amado Women. Her work has appeared in numerous publications. She is the director of Occidental College’s Community Literacy Center.

Natalia Sylvester is the author of the novels Chasing the Sun and Everyone Knows You Go Home. She is a faculty member of the creative writing MFA program at Regis University. Her work has appeared in Latina magazine, Writer's Digest, and NBCLatino.com. Twitter/IG: @NataliaSylv.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside