S159. CANCELLED: The Latinx Files: Speculative Fiction for Dreamers

Room 210A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Saturday, March 7, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am


In this panel, the creators of the forthcoming young adult anthology, The Latinx Files: Speculative Fiction for Dreamers (Ohio State University Press, 2020), will discuss the the major themes of the collection, as well as the process of organizing the book. There is a growing movement of young adult Latinx writers who are engaging science fiction and fantasy, and The Latinx Files demonstrates how these new voices are transforming the genres.



Matthew David Goodwin is an assistant professor in English at the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey. His work is focused on the ways that science fiction, fantasy, and digital culture have been used to express the experience of migration. He is the editor of Latinx Rising.

Sarah Rafael García is author of Las Niñas and SanTana's Fairy Tales. She's also the founder of Barrio Writers and LibroMobile and coeditor for the pariahs writing from outside the margins and Latinx Files anthologies. As of 2019, she's a University of Houston KGMCA and Project Row Houses Fellow.

Frederick Luis Aldama is the author of twenty-nine scholarly books and one book of fiction, Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands. He is University Distinguished Professor and Teacher at The Ohio State University. He is founder & director of LASER, a Latinx high school college readiness program.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center