events + readings

Contact me for readings, workshops, or festivals.

upcoming events

  • June 17, 2021, 6:30pm : Reading with Gemini Ink, featuring San Antonio poets and instructors Christopher “Rooster” Martinez, Noel Bella Merriam, and Eric Cruz. Register for the event here.
  • June 19, 2021, 6:00pm – 8:00pm : World Refugee Day collaboration with poets and recent refugees and immigrants. Sponsored by the San Antonio Museum of Art. A virtual reading. Register at https://bit.ly/WRDSA21. FMI: www.poetrydeclaration.org.
  • June 22, 2021, 6:00pm : Cultivating Fields: An Introduction to Poetry workshop, through Gemini Ink. 4 weekly sessions. Register here.
  • June 23, 2021, 6:30pm, details TBD : Gay Pride Month reading at South Texas College. Virtual.
  • June 28, 2021, 4:00pm CST/2:00pm PST : La Palabra Poetry reading, hosted by Angelina Saenz. Zoom, meeting #881 0616 8718.
  • August 19, 2021, details TBD : RGV queer reading with ire’ne lara silva.

past readings + events

  • May 22, 2021, 7:00pm CST : Neon Hemlock Press poetry reading, with Saida Agostini as MC. Limited virtual seats available! Register here.
  • May 5, 2020, 6:00pm CST : “Defend Democracy” Reading for Red Salmon Arts, in conjuction with Mexican American Cultural Arts Center (MACC) and the Amigos de Parque Zaragoza.
  • March 19, 2021, 7:00pm CST : Poets Know It, BAAD! Bronx presents an evening of poetry. FMI: http://www.baadbronx.org/.
  • February 5, 7:00pm : Memorias from the Beltway Book Launch for Mauricio Novoa. jo is MC and served as mentor/editor for Novoa through Red Salmon Press’ publishing efforts. RSVP in advance here.
  • January 30, 2020, 1:00pm : OyeDrum Magazine online launch party for Issue 3 : Sex : This features a great line up of powerful female-identified writers. RSVP here.
  • January 29, 2020, 8:30pm : MPP/Remain in Mexico Policy Vigil : Two years since Trump established this policy that people have been pushed back to Mexico to suffer neglect, abuse, inhospitable conditions, a hurricane, gangs, COVID, and other unknowable harm. Visit RAICES Action for details. Also, view Witness from the Border video for a view of the work being done and the challenges facing those who want to be a part of this country, who deserve a life free from hurt.
  • October 1, 2020, 7pm : Opening for Liliana Valenzuela’s virtual book launch at Malvern Books. With Edward Vidaurre also reading. Visit http://www.malvernbooks.com for the Zoom link.
  • September 29, 2020, 7pm : TLA Latino Caucus Presents An Evening of Plática: Literary Voices Breaking Down Barriers, with Celina Gomez, César L. de León, Erasmo Guerra, and jo reyes-boitel. Register to join at bit.ly/hhmplatica.
  • August 22, 1pm : FlowerSong Press Women’s Poetry Tardeada. On Zoom. Video will be available on http://www.flowersongpress.com.
  • June 26 & 27, 8pm : Jump-Start Performance Co. presents she wears bells, an Aztec operetta, an INKubator project. Tickets available here.
  • June 16 & 17, 2020, various times/campuses : South Texas Colleges Libraries, to celebrate Gay Pride Month in the valley! More details TBA. *Canceled due to COVID-19 quarantine.*
  • March 7, 2020, 5pm : Dignidad Literaria & Mitote, Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, Courtyard by the Grassy Slope, (River Level) Market Street Entrance, 900 East Market St. San Antonio, TX 78205. Welcome and listen to 40 Latinx writers from around the country reading!
  • March 6, 2020, 7pm : Queer Voices, AWP off-site reading at Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, San Antonio, TX
  • February 27-29, 2020 : Panelist at People’s Poetry Festival, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX
  • January 2020, 6pm : opening for Wendy Barker, Twig Bookstore, San Antonio, TX
  • December 7, 2019, 6pm : Sound Museum SATX, featuring new music, spoken word, and digital art, MBS Southtown, 1115 S Alamo. Presented by Darren Ryan | No Reality TV, San Antonio, TX
  • December 1, 2019, 3pm : Annual Peace Market at Esperanza Peace & Justice Center
  • November 15, 2019, 6pm : Reading at Bella la Brew, presented by Aransas County Poetry Society, Rockport, TX
  • November 1, 2019 : Panelist at Mundo Zurdo Conference (full program here), Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
  • October 26, 2019 weekend : annual Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX
  • October 24, 2019, 6pm : benefit reading for migrant justice through CIELO.
  • September 4, 2019, 7pm : Writers for Migrant Justice at Barrio Barista [part of a nationwide event with readings in 45+ cities, in response to the inhumane family separation policy at the US/Mexico Border. These readings serve as a fundraiser for Immigrant Families Together, with all funds supporting rapid response needs for family reunification and legal assistance]
  • August 17, 2019, 2pm : FlowerSong Books Showcase, Central Public Library, Latino Resource Center. Sponsored by Gemini Ink.
  • August 3, 2019, 3pm : reading with Natalia Trevino and Wendy Barker at Dead Tree Books. With Q&A afterward.
  • June 27, 2019, 7pm : Entre Mundos Night, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX (with local performer and community limpia)
  • June 7, 2019, 8pm : LatinX Writers Showcase at Cafe Mayapan, El Paso, TX
  • June 1, 2019, 2pm : Red Salmon Arts/Casa de Resistencia, Austin, TX
  • May 23, 2019, 7pm : Hosting Queer Voices Speak Out at Pride Center, 1303 McCullough Ave, Ste 160
  • May 19, 2019, 3pm : Voices de la Luna reading, San Antonio Art League & Museum, 130 King William Ave.
  • May 10, 2019, 7pm : W-I-P Creme performance, Palo Alto College, Black Box Theatre
  • April 30, 2019, 6pm : Nuestra Palabra radio show guest, with Tony Diaz, host
  • April 26 – 28, 2019 : Rio Grande Valley Poetry Festival
  • April 20, 2019, 6pm : Queering Religion reading, BookWoman, Austin, TX
  • April 14, 2019, 2pm : This City Is A Poem reading, San Antonio Central Library, Latino Resource Area
  • April 13, 2019, 5pm : Mexican American Cultural Center, as part of Sor Juana Inez celebration, Austin, TX
  • April 6, 2019, 7pm : Latina authors showcase of new books, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave
  • March 31, 2019, 2pm : Book Launch at Galeria E.V.A.
  • March 13, 2019, 7pm : Featured Reader at Sun Poets, Rosella Coffee at Jones and Broadway
  • February 27, 2019, 7pm : W-I-P/Works In Progress San Antonio at Jump-Start Performance Company, 710 Fredericksburg Rd
  • February 21, 2019, 7pm : Queer Voices Speak Out at Pride Center, 1303 McCullough Ave, Ste 160