Written in January of 2016: I have some readings lined up for the year and I am grateful to share my stories and to hear the fiction and imaginations of other folx in different writing communities.
December 15th 2016: Here’s a compilation of all the readings I have been a part of in 2016. It was a lot of fun reading with so many cool people.
March 14th 2016 @ Powell’s City of Books at Burnside in Portland, OR
I will be reading for Smallpressapalooza, representing Ladybox Books in the most amazing bookstore on the planet. I am beyond delighted to be reading.
March 23rd 2016 @ Broadway Books in Portland, OR with Monica Drake! She has been one of my favorite writers since I was 19 years old and I am honored to help her celebrate the release of her newest book “The Folly of Loving Life” (via Future Tense Books)
March 31st 2016 @ The Standard in Downtown LA. Autre Lettres Vol.1 release event in celebration of the AWP Bookfair. READINGS from 7:30pm-9pm w readers Courtney Maum, Mira Jacob, Will Chancellor, Mairead Case, J. David Osborne, Rios de la Luz, and other special guests.
May 14th 2016 @ The Jack London Bar in Portland, OR. From the FB event page:Blue Skirt Productions is at it again! We are gearing up for our Spring Pop Up Fair. Our last fair was a great success and we can’t wait to bring everyone together again for an evening of literature, art and music.
May 17th 2016 @ The Corner Bar in Portland, OR. I will be reading with Lidia Yuknavitch, Domi J Shoemaker, Zinn Adeline, Kirsten Larson, and Daniel Elder. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. 21+over. Free. EEK! I am so excited to see these readings and be a part of this event.
July 19th 2016 @ The Corner Bar in Portland, OR. Jennifer Robin, Christopher Rose, Rios de la Luz, and Constance Ann Fitzgerald. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. 21+over. Free.
July 31st 2016 @ The Hotel Cafe: A monthly literary variety show with music produced by Conrad Romo. This month we proudly features: Pam Ward, David Darmstaedter, Elizabeth Marquez, Rios de la Luz, Kristina Wong + music by Linda Ravenswood
August 10th 2016 @ The Q Center: Heather María Ács of Heels on Wheels Roadshow hits PDX with LAMBDA Award-winning, Glitter & Grit: Queer Performance from the Heels on Wheels Femme Galaxy, an anthology of risk-taking queer femmes and LGBTQ artists.
Featuring Local Organizer & Contributor:
Sossity Chiricuzio, Sossity Writes
Alise Marie Sanchez (Anishinaabe)
Samantha L. Taylor
Rios de la Luz
November 5th 2016 @ Mother Foucault’s Bookshop: Join us for an effervescent UHell Press showcase on November 5th at our fave HQ, Mother Foucault‘s. UHell celebs A.M. O’Malley, Brian S Ellis, Leah Noble Davidson, and Sean Aaron Bowers, and Derrick Brown (Write Bloody Publishing), Rios de la Luz (Ladybox Books), and Rich Perin (Portland Poetry Truck) will be reading mightily from new works.
November 19th 2016 @ BizarroCon: THE WORD HORDE READING BLOCK — Ross E. Lockhart, Michael Griffin, Alan M. Clark, Rios de la Luz. (Location: The Ad House)
November 16th 2016 @ Literary Arts in Portland, OR
I will be reading for the Unchaste Reading Series and I am terribly excited to be a part of this event. This event was phenomenal and I am so glad I got to witness the truths of these magnificent writers.