About Rios de la Luz

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Rios de la Luz  is a queer xicana/chapina sci-fi loving writer living in El Paso. Her first book, The Pulse between Dimensions and the Desert, is out now via Ladybox Books.  Her debut novella, ITZÁ is out now via Broken River Books. Her work has been featured in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Entropy, Luna Luna Magazine, Broadly, The Fem Lit Magazine, St. Sucia and Corporeal Clamor. Her upcoming work will be featured in NASTY! Vol. 2 (Kingshot Press) and BURN IT DOWN (Seal Press). She is currently pursuing her dream of teaching writing workshops for the spring of 2019. Invite her to your university or community college! You can contact her at riosdelaluz@gmail.com.

Past Lectures and Writing Workshops
March 2017
: Reading and presentation, “Writing on the History of our Bodies” at Oregon Convention Center for Conference on College Composition and Communication.
August 2017: Reading and presentation, “Writing about the Traumas on the Body,”  for Red Badge Project Summer Project in Lake Crescent, Washington.
February 2018: Reading and video presentation, “Itzá: On Writing Trauma and Healing,” for University of California, San Diego.
March 2018: Writing Workshop, “Writing from the Gut: Magic and The Body,” at Resonator Art Space in Norman, Oklahoma.
September 19th to 22nd, 2018: Generative writing workshop, “Cosmicxs: Exploring the History of Our Bodies,” at the University of Texas at El Paso and Fab Lab El Paso.
October 6th, 2018: Co-teaching with Leticia Urieta, Barrio Writers Workshop at Texas Teen Book Festival at St. Edwards University.
October 17th and 18th, 2018: Lecture, “Taming a Wild Tongue,” at the University of Texas at El Paso for Writing Methods of Children.
January 19th, 2019: Generative writing workshop, “The Earth Within: Body Stories,” at the Memorial Park Library Branch in El Paso, TX. Hosted by Tumblewords Project.

Book Reviews
January 2016: The Body Where I was Born by Guadalupe Nettel, World Literature Today
May 2016: Seeing Red by Lina Meruane, World Literature Today
November 2016: Umami by Laia Jufresa, World Literature Today
January 2018: The Iliac Crest by Cristina Rivera Garza, World Literature Today
September 2018: Poso Wells by Gariela Alemán, World Literature Today

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