Upcoming Events


Make Your Home Among Strangers has been selected  as a First-Year Experience Read at 20 universities and counting!

Contact me to learn more or to schedule a visit.





Cornell University, Freund Prize Reading  ·  Ithaca, NY, November 2017

Holy Names University  ·  Oakland, CA, November 2017

Northern Illinois University  ·  DeKalb, IL, October 2017

George Mason University, Fall for the Book Festival  ·  Fairfax, VA, October 2017

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Reunion Celebration  ·  Ripton, VT, October 2017

Elon University  ·  Elon, NC, September 2017

Whitman College  ·  Walla Walla, WA, September 2017

University of North Carolina–Asheville, Student Affairs  ·  Asheville, NC, September 2017

Yakima Valley College, TRIO/Student Programs  ·  Yakima, WA, May 2017

Purdue University, Latino Cultural Center, Center for Diversity and Inclusion  ·  West Lafayette, IN, April 2017

Washington University at St. Louis, Keynote Speaker, Latinx Studies Symposium/Student Affairs  ·  St. Louis, MO, February 2017

Books & Books, sponsored by FIU’s Cuban Research Institute  ·  Coral Gables, FL, February 2017


Vassar College, Department of Sociology, American Studies  ·  Poughkeepsie, NY, November 2016

National Association of Orientation Directors  ·  Indianapolis, IN, November 2016

Emerson College, Visiting Writers Series  ·  Boston, MA, October 2016

University of Massachusetts Amherst  ·  Amherst, MA, September 2016

Hollins College  ·  Roanoke, VA, September 2016

University of the South, Visiting Writers Series  ·  Sewanee, TN, July 2016

Bowling Green State University, Keynote Speaker, Latina/o Studies Conference  ·  Bowling Green, OH, March 2016

Hialeah Public Library, JFK Branch  ·  Hialeah, FL, March 2016

First Year Experience Programs National Conference  ·  Orlando, FL, February 2016

Murray State University, Visiting Writers’ Series  ·  Murray, IL, February 2016


Elon University, Writer in Residence, Department of English  ·  Elon, NC, November 2015

Montgomery College, Athenaeum Symposia & Speaker Series  ·  Bethesda, MD, October 2015

Monmouth College, Scholar in Residence, Intercultural Student Life/Public Affairs/Modern Languages, Literatures, & Cultures/President’s Office  ·  Monmouth, IL, October 2015

Elliot Bay Bookstore  ·  Seattle, WA, October 2015

Seattle Lit Crawl, Women of Color Prose Reading  ·  Fred Wildlife Refuge, Seattle, WA, October 2015

Austin Lit Crawl, The Austin Review Reading  ·  Austin, TX, October 2015

Texas Book Festival  ·  Austin, TX, October 2015

Books & Books  ·  Coral Gables, FL, August 2015

University of Wisconsin–Plattville, Department of English  ·  Plattville, WI, April 2015

Festival of Southern Literature  ·  Chattanooga, TN, April 2015

North Carolina State University, Department of English  ·  Raleigh, NC, February 2015

Colorado State University, Department of English  ·  Fort Collins, CO, January 2015