I don’t know about you, but I’m loving all the literary events I get to go to, thanks to the virtual setting we are in. Yes, I’m still looking forward to attending in-person events. …


It is my pleasure to introduce you to Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes, a remarkable member of the Latinx Literary Community in the DC area. The author and I met at the University of Maryland, where she teaches creative writing and literature. Since we met, she has welcomed me to the UMD…


I met professor Laura Demaría before I studied at the University of Maryland. Professor Saúl Sosnowski introduced her to me, pointing out that her debut novel St. Louis Blues (2018) will be published soon. We talked briefly about her book, but the thought of being a scholar and a creative…


It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a writer in possession of a ‘good’ Twitter account, must be in want of another writer friend, especially if both are Latinas living in the DMV area. As Jane Austen-ish as it sounds, Yohanca Delgado and I met through Twitter. We probably followed…


This article was originally published by the Latin American Studies Center’s El Foro. You can see it here in Issue 2.

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The Supreme Court will be ruling the future of DACA Recipients any day now. Last November, the Supreme Court heard arguments for the…


Let’s fly away from the DMV area, so I can introduce you to Boston-based YA author Francisco X. Stork. It’s difficult to be unbiased about his work because he is currently my writing mentor thanks to Latinx in Publishing and he has become a great friend and supporter (plus I…


This pandemic is not stopping Salvadoran Jeannette Noltenius from promoting art and culture in the community. In fact, her reach has amplified worldwide now that she migrated her events to an online platform.

After retiring, Jeannette created Casa de la Cultura El Salvador in Washington, D.C. in 2015 with a…


April is officially the National Poetry Month since 1996. This year, some of us are celebrating behind our computers, phones and, I hope, behind some books. In Washington, D.C., we are proud to have a unique museum, American Poetry Museum (APM), dedicated to celebrating poetry, promoting literacy, and fostering meaningful…


To call Sofía Estévez just a poet is an understatement. The Dominican poet is also a Spanish teacher, translator, editor, a short story writer, and a mother. She earned an MA in Foreign Languages at George Mason University and lives in Alexandria with her son Felipe and her dog Marcella.


Nicholas and I met last year during a series of immigration book discussions he organized with Lupita (Lupita.Reads) and the Washington Performing Arts. Personally, the book discussion was a wonderful starting point in the D.C. literary community. Inspired on this series, I even added Reyna Grande’s book into my master’s…

Ofelia Montelongo

A Mexican bilingual writer, has published her work in Latino Book Review, Los Acentos Review, Rio Grande Review. The 2019 Writer’s Center fellow.

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