AWP Reading Schedule

AWP is coming up in March and I am going to be attending the conference this year as well as reading at offsite events. Offsite events are open to the public and most events are free!

Here is my reading schedule:

Witches in the Woods
: Thursday, March 28th
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Where: Secret Forest Books,
3561 SE Division St.,
Portland, OR 97202
About the event: “To celebrate AWP Portland 2019, Ayahuasca Publishing presents a very special offsite reading show: Witches in the Woods, hosted by Secret Forest Books! Featuring the talents of Hanna Tawater, Rios de la Luz, Katie Farris, and Lizz Huerta. There will also be tarot card readings available prior to and after the show. Join the coven and prepare for the ritual!” FB EVENT PAGE.

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Photo from event page

The Stoner Babes Reading and Coloring Party 
When: Thursday, March 28th
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Where: The Stacks Coffeehouse
1831 N. Killingsworth St.,
Portland, OR 97217
About the event: “Come join us for The Stoner Babes Reading and coloring party part deux. We have a wonderful group of writers reading pieces about empowerment. Bring your book, or get one night of. Color pages of beautiful humans while absorbing these majestic voices. I am absolutely over the moon to have these powerful and inspiring humans reading for us.”

So far, they are:
Pamela Santos
Desiree’ Wright
Rios De La Luz
Jewels Pederson
Edee Lemonier
Kat Gardiner


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Art by Katie Guinn

Corporeal Offsite Happy Hour 
When: Saturday, March 30th
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Where: Corporeal Writing Center
510 SW 3rd Ave #101,
Portland, OR 97204
About the event: “Please join Lidia Yuknavitch and the Corporeal Writing crew from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Happy Hour at Corporeal Center, 510 SW 3rd Ave #101. We will have libations, lit, and laughter queued up and ready to spin you down from three days of go, go, go! For your literary listening pleasure, we welcome writers Teow Lim Goh, Nastashia Minto, Valarie Newman, Joe Nasta, and Rios de la Luz.”


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Photo from FB event page 

The Earth Within: Writing Workshop

I had the pleasure of facilitating a short and sweet generative writing workshop in El Paso. Thanks to Tumblewords Project for hosting me with open arms. I am so happy to have witnessed so many creative people in one space. It was such a wonderful experience. I was invited to facilitate another workshop with Tumblewords Project on February 23rd and I am excited to work with  them once again. More details to come!

Photo from Tumblewords Project Facebook Page 


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Participants in The Earth Within: Body Stories Writing Workshop (January 19th, 2019) 

Updates: What I’ve been up to

Happy Halloween to everyone! I dressed as the universe this past Saturday and tonight, I am going to be a witch. There’s thunder and lightning outside. It feels like the perfect weather for today. I want to document what I have done the past three months because I am super grateful for the opportunities and for the outpouring of love from other writers.

In August, I was the opening reader for Amber Tamblyn, who is an activist, a phenomenal author, and an actor. It was wonderful hearing her read and speak about her new book, ANY MAN.

Rios de la Luz and Amber Tamblyn @ Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ

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