Recent and Upcoming Public Readings/Events

Dia de los Muertos Reading at San Benito Museum. (October, 2021)

Virtual Book Release for ire’ne lara silva. (September, 2021)

Latinx Creative Writing in the Rio Grande Valley. A Panel Discussion (September, 2021)

Sims Library of Poetry.  Friday Floricanto Poetry Reading. (September, 2021).

Decolonizing Love a Virtual Reading for LGBTQ Poets and Writers. (August, 2021)

United Fronteras Symposium “Intersection of Border Literatures.” (June, 2021).

The Museum of South Texas History Sunday Speaker Series Online: “From the Margins: Poetics of Memory and Place.” (May, 2021)

Flowersong Press Presents: “Dreaming: a tribute to Selena Quintanilla-Pérez featuring the contributing authors.”  (May, 2021)

“Dustin Sekula Memorial Library presents: Dreaming: A tribute to Selena Quintanilla-Perez.” (April, 2021)

“Puentes Arcoiris: Bridging Our Queer Identities” Washington State University. (March, 2021)

“Late Winter Creative Writing Workshops for Organizers” in collaboration with La Union del Pueblo Entero/ Emmy Perez Texas Poet Laureate Fellowship (February 2021)

“¡Ya Basta!: Futures Without Walls / Enough! Futuros Sin Muros Marathon Poetry Reading” (October, 2020)

“Texas Library Association Presents – An Evening of Platica: Literary Voices Breaking Down Barriers” (September 29, 2020)

“#PoetsAgainstWalls: (Re)Claiming their Right over the Border Narrative” Split This Rock roundtable and workshop Washington DC. Postponed.

“Words Aren’t Enough: Zero Tolerance for a Manufactured Crisis in the Borderlands.” AWP panel. San Antonio, TX. March 2020.

“Rewriting the Miswritten: Speaking in Tongues through Anzaldúa Borderland Theory, Chola Nepantla Praxis, Spirituality, Queer Theory, and Poetry” Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldua: El Mundo Zurdo 2019. San Antonio, TX. October 2019.

“Writers for Migrant Justice” National fundraiser event. McAllen, TX. September 2019.

“Joteria Loteria Workshop” Encuentro Frontera art and activisim festival. Brownsville, TX. August, 2019.

“Poets Against Walls Panel and Workshop” 2nd Annual Talleres Huitzilopochtli. Edinburg, Tx. July 30, 2019.

“Queering Cuentos” Workshop with Veronica Sandoval for Aunt Lute project. McAllen, TX. June 2019.

Cesar L. De Leon. “#Poets Against Walls: Documenting Resistance in El Valle.” Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa, El Mundo Zurdo Conference, San Antonio, TX. May 2018

Cesar L. De Leon. “Heridas Abiertas: Documenting our Transitioning Fronteras through Poetry.” Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa, El Mundo Zurdo Conference, San Antonio, TX. May 2018

“Icons & Symbols of the Borderland” art exhibit and poetry. February 17, 2018. Brownsville Museum of Fine Art.

Ponte Trucha: Platica & Panel on Queer Art in El Valle. December 1-2, 2017. Mcallen, Texas.

Resilience en el Valle: Remembering the Matanza of 1915. October 13, 2017. Brownsville, Texas.

Festival Internacional de Poesía Latinoamericana. October 5-7, 2017. McAllen, Texas.

100 Thousand Poets for Change: Sanctuary. September 30, 2017. San Antonio, Texas.

Gemini Ink Writers Conference. July 21-23, 2017. San Antonio, Texas.

Indigenous Research Exchange Symposium.  May 26, 2017. Edinburg, Texas.

El Retorno: El Valle Celebra Nuestra Gloria. May 5, 2017. McAllen, Texas.

Valley International Poetry Festival. April 27-29, 2017. Various Locations, Rio Grande Valley, Texas.

Speaking in Tongues/Hablando en Lenguas. April 26, 2107. Harlingen, Texas.

Floreciendo Resistencia in El Valle: A poetry reading at the Border wall. April 22, 2017. Hidalgo, Texas.

McAllen Book Festival: Poetry Panel. November 12. McAllen, Texas.

Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa -Mundo Zurdo 2016: Imaninman Author Panel. November 4. San Antonio, Texas

Edward Vidaurre’s “Chicano Blood Transfusion” book release. August 3. McAllen, Texas.

Aqui Estamos: 2nd Anual LGBTQ Conference. Creative Writing for Social Justice Workshop. August 13. McAllen, Texas.

Festival Internacional de Poesía Latinoamericana (FeIPol). September 1-3. McAllen, Texas. http://www.feipol.us