S157. Puentes=Bridges: A Queer-Straight Mujeres Reading

Room 505, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Saturday, April 2, 2016
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Anzaldúa and Moraga taught us: puentes. We must build bridges. This is a Queer=Straight Mujeres reading by Chicana/Latina writers from this big frontera called Califas. They are fierce poets, writers, and playwrights of this generación. Their writings reflect their politics, beliefs, and lived experiences existing within el otro lado. They build bridges within all their communities: Latina, LGBTQ, de color. They stand proud. ¡Que Viva La Mujer! ¡Viva! ¡Que ¡Viva la Jota! ¡Viva!



Melinda Palacio is the author of the novel, Ocotillo Dreams, the poetry collections Folsom Lockdown and How Fire Is a Story, Waiting. She writes a column for La Bloga and teaches workshops on fiction and poetry. Her work is featured in Contemporary Chicana Literature:(Re)Writing the Maternal Script.

Olga García Echeverría is the author of Falling Angels: cuentos y poemas. Her work has appeared in Lavanderia: A Mixed Load of Women, Wash, and Words, U.S. Latino Literature Today, and Telling Tongues: A Latino/a Anthology on Language. She teaches literature at California State University LA.

liz gonzález's poetry, fiction, and memoirs have been published widely. Recently, her fiction appears in Inlandia: A Literary Journal, and her poetry appears in Wide Awake: The Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond. She teaches creative writing through UCLA Extension's Writers' Program.

Karleen Pendleton Jiménez is a Chicana writer and professor. Her two books How to Get a Girl Pregnant and Are You a Boy or a Girl were both finalists for the Lambda Literary Award, and she is the screenwriter for the award-winning animated cartoon Tomboy.

Estella Gonzalez's fiction has been selected for a Pushcart Prize "Special Mention" and a "Reading Notable" for The Best American Non-Required Reading series. She has been published in Huizache, Kweli Journal, and Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

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