Hybrid reading/lecture at RaceCraft: A Symposium, Thursday, October 20

RaceCraft: A Symposium: A[...]* genealogy to the contemporary craft movement Barbara And Art Culver Center Of Arts, 3834 Main St., Riverside, California 92501 Free and open to the public. Limited seating. To reserve a seat, navigate to: <https://artsblock.ucr.edu/Performance/RaceCraft-symposium Slow. Sustainable. DIY. Green. Local. Anti-mainstream. These are some of the keywords associated with the contemporary craft movement. … Continue reading Hybrid reading/lecture at RaceCraft: A Symposium, Thursday, October 20

Macondo Writers’ Workshop 2016– open mic recordings

Thanks to Joseph Rios, here is a sample of the open mic at Macondo Writers' Workshop 2016 in San Antonio. It starts with Carribean Fragoza and ends with yours truly reading the MOZ fans tribute poem, "Lover's Letter." Much love to Laurie Ann Guerrero for all her hard work, and to Alex Espinoza and Tim Z. … Continue reading Macondo Writers’ Workshop 2016– open mic recordings

Southeast Los Angeles writing featured at AWP 2016

  Join me as I moderate two panels at the #AWP16 writers' conference happening in LA this year! Latinx writers from all over the southland will share our prose and poetry on the following panels, THURSDAY, March 31, 2016: Panel R225. From New Wave and Punk: Musical influences on Latino Literary Aesthetics.   1:30 pm to 2:45 pm, Room … Continue reading Southeast Los Angeles writing featured at AWP 2016

Vertiz Hosts UC Riverside MFA Reading Series

Join Vickie Vertiz this school year as she hosts UC Riverside's graduate student reading series. Come hear crisp stories, dangerous poems, and legends about sorrow, robots, and much more. Featured readers from UCR: Aleksandr Peterson, Derrick Ortega, Amanda Ruud,  and more. Special guests: Chad Sweeney, and Cal State San Bernardino MFA students: Tristan Acker, K.L. Straight., Elisha … Continue reading Vertiz Hosts UC Riverside MFA Reading Series

Swallows Book Release Parties, Bay Area, June 7-9th

Come celebrate the official release of Swallows, my poetry collection just out from Finishing Line Press. Friday, June 7th ScholarMatch & McSweeney's offices, 849 Valencia Street at 19th St., from 7-8 pm Featuring Maya Chinchilla, Emilie Coulson, Kenji Liu, Aimee Suzara and special guests. Saturday, June 8 At Aimee Suzara's Finding the Bones book release … Continue reading Swallows Book Release Parties, Bay Area, June 7-9th

KPFA with Luis Rodriguez and Ching-In Chen, Tuesday, February 11, 2013

Tune in to KPFA 94.1 FM, the Bay Area's Pacifica station, next Tuesday for "Pinay Poet on Setting the Standard." Vickie will join award-winning Luis Rodriguez (ALWAYS RUNNING); Lee Herrick (GARDENING SECRETS OF THE DEAD), and Ching-In Chen (THE HEART'S TRAFFIC). They'll discuss getting their work into the world as writers and cultural workers. They … Continue reading KPFA with Luis Rodriguez and Ching-In Chen, Tuesday, February 11, 2013

Reading at Skylight Books, Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30pm

Join Vickie as she reads from her new book Swallows at Rainbow Gathering 4. It's the fourth installment of UC Riverside's ongoing reading series that invites graduate students from the Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts department to share their work with peers and others. So please, join us for a night of … Continue reading Reading at Skylight Books, Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30pm