I've taught/lectured at various universities/institutions including Tin House, NYU, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, St. Mary’s College, Mills College, Lethbrige Library in Canada, the San Francisco Public Library among others. For four years I was the creative director of RADAR Productions, a queer literary nonprofit in San Francisco where I curated, emceed and organized readings, workshops, the legendary Sister Spit Tour, and a lot of POC queer programming in the city. I am one of the founders of the now famous Drag Queer Story Hour. I've been the lead artist in various collaborative writing projects with local SF-based nonprofits such as LYRIC, El/la Translatinas and The GLBT Historical Society.
Sample talks include:
The Future of Language
The Art and Craft of Spanglish
The Making of Fiebre Tropical
Cuéntamelo: the making of queer Latinx history in San Francisco
Link to my TEDx Talk.
I'm available to teach creative writing workshops including fiction and nonfiction workshops to both emerging and established writers.
Contact me here.
I am available to work with authors on manuscript consulting. Contact me here.