Past Events:

  • Sept. 29--Rollins College' Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement Book Club, Winter Park

  • Oct. 6--Jackson Middle School, Orlando, Reading

  • Oct. 12--Farm Credit Association (US Department of Agriculture), Virginia, Hispanic Heritage Month presentation 

  • Oct. 12--Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., Reading

Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You received a lot of publicity thanks to UCF's article on me and the Guardian's listing of my story collections.

Here's a link to WUCF-TV where Diane Trees interviewed me; please note that my segment starts at the 13:00 minute mark.
2015-16 events:

Sept. 16-17--Florida Heritage Book Festival held at Flagler College. I presented "Fact/Fiction/Film and Craft" and a reading on Saturday 

March 30 (Monday) at 6:00 p.m.--Library Performance at Apopka branch en español

                                                           with Kevin Meehan and Jorge Milanés and special

                                                           guest Dr. Alma Alarcón, translator.

April 2 (Thursday) at 6:00 p.m. -- Book Signing and Launch of

                                                           Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You at

                                                           Writers Block Bookstore in Winter Park

April 10 (Friday) at 9:00 a.m. --    Book Signing at AWP Book Exhibit Hall

                        until noon          --    at the Florida Review Table in Minneapolis, MN

April 11 (Saturday) 7:00 p.m.  --    Book Signing at Midwest Independent Bookstore

                                                            Association in Minneapolis, MN

April 18 (Saturday) 2:00 p.m.  --    UCF Book Festival in Orlando, Morgidge Center

April 21 (Tuesday) at 6:30 p.m.--   Library Reading and  Book Signing at the Orlando

                                                            Downtown (main) branch

May 9 (Saturday) at 7:00 p.m.--    Book Signing and Reading at Books & Books in

                                                            Coral Gables

June 15 (Monday) at 7:00 p.m.--    Book Signing and Reading at Bluestocking Books

                                                      --   at 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

June 16 (Tuesday) at 7:30 p.m. --    Book Signing and reading at Greenlight

                                                             Bookstore in Brooklyn

June 17 (Wednesday) at 7:00    --    Book Signing and Reading at Word in Jersey City

July 20 (Monday) at 7:00 p.m. --    Reading of poetry and fiction at Orange County

                                                                                             Public Library-Chickasaw Branch


On August 15 I was privileged to be featured at the Functionally Literate Series sponsored by Burrow Press and at the end of September I was invited for a two day visit to Washington State University at Pullman to present "Our American Story"; an excerpt can be viewed here. In October I read at UCF along with Russ Kessler.

Stay tuned for more as I update this site

Here are some links of past events:


Here I am reading "Niñas de Casa" at the Functionally Literate Series in August sponsored by Burrow Press.


I was also at Washington State University - Pullman presenting "Our American Story"--a piece that incorporated Super 8 home movies, fiction and nonfiction. Filmmaker Alexandra Hidalgo made this video of part of the performance. Let me know what you think!


Finally, "Cheerleader Dreams," an excerpt of my novel in progress was published on CubaCounterpoints. You will recognize the sassy lady from this website there, thanks to Wanda Raiumundi-Ortiz.



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