News & Events

Spring 2018

Interview - Radio Free Brooklyn with host

Michele Carlo


April 6, 2018


The 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project at

Centro: Center for Puerto Rican Studies

CUNY Hunter College

View Interview


November, 2017

"Reclaiming My Journey"


The Auburn Avenue

Autumn/Winter 2017



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Panel Discussion:

"Race, Refugees, Immigration and War"

William Joiner Institute Summer Writers' Workshop

University of MA, Boston -- University Hall 1300


Wednesday, June 28, 2017


"Reclaiming My Journey"

William Joiner Institute Summer Writers' Workshop

University of MA, Boston -- University Hall 1300


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fiction Workshop:

From Image To Word

9:30 am - 12 noon

William Joiner Institute Summer Writers' Workshop

University of MA, Boston

McCormack Hall


May 2017

Puerto Rican Institute of the Development of the Arts



2016 Event Schedule


Saturday, November 18, 2016

Reese's Reading Round Table
Panel Discussion
Greenberg Public Library
Elmsford, NY
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
Center College Convocation
Reading and Book signing
Center College, Danville, KY
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
Calabash Tea and Tonic
Reading and Book signing
1847 7th St. NW
Washington, DC
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
Jazz and Justice--Pacifica Radio Show
Reading and interview
1990 K. Street NW
Washington, DC 
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016
Latino Heritage Presentation
Reading and book signing
Bronx Community College
Bronx, New York
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
Declaraciones, Pluma y Tinta
Reading and booksigning
Word Up Community Bookstore  3-6pm
2113 Amsterdam Ave



Saturday, July 16, 2016

Afro-Latina Book Brunch

Reading, book signing and luncheon
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)
Cuba Libre Restaurant - 801 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Tickets: $42.00 at


Fall 2016

Hobart Festival of Women Writers
Hobart Village, NY
Workshop: Memoir

Details TBA

Fall 2016

Women Writers of the Diaspora
Calabar Exports
New York, NY
Details TBA


Wednesday, March 16, 2016 6-8 PM
Reading and Panel Discussion
Women Writing the Caribbean
City College, CUNY
Shepard Hall 250
160 Convent Avenue
Contact: Jodi-Ann Francis
Black Studies Program  212-650-8118


Sunday, March 13, 2016 1-4 PM
Latina 50+ Networking
Panel: Telling Our Stories
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Shepard Hall 250
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456


Friday, March 4, 2016 11:30 AM-12:45 PM
Daughters of the Stone
Class presentation
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
Dr. Clara E. Rodriguez
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
113 W. 60 St.
New York, NY 10023


March 2, 2016
Daughters of the Stone
Class Presentation, Public presentation and reading
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
Contact: Dr. Lesley Feracho
Depts. of Romance Languages and African American Studies


Previous Events


Sunday, September 1, 2015 9:30-11:30 am
Hobart Festival of Women Writers
Workshop: From Image to Word
Hobart Book Village
Hobart, NY (Western Catskills)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 12:00-2:00 pm
Conversations with Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa
Reading and Book signing
H15 Media Center
1100 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10033
(private event)

Saturday, July 18, 2015 2:45-4:00 pm
Harlem Book Fair
Panel Discussion: Literature of the Diaspora
Harlem Hospital Atrium
506 Lenox Avenue (Malcolm X Blvd.) @136th Street
New York City, NY

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 3:30-5:15 pm
Women's History Month Essay Contest Awards Ceremony
Reading, book signing, awards announcement
Hostos Community College, CUNY
500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456
Contact: Prof. Jerilyn Fisher, 


Friday, March 20, 2015 6-8 pm
Women's History Reading & Book signing
Artist Square Group Gallery
1500 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01115
Contact: Rosemary "Tracey" Woods  413-301-6314


Saturday, March 7, 2015 1-4 pm
Latina 50 Plus
Panel Discussion, book signing and sales
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456
Contact: Maria Aponte,


November 30, 2014 9am - 6pm
Comite Noviembre Puerto Rican Art and Book Festival
Book sales and signing
Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NYC 10456


November 18, 2014
Reading and book signing
The Odyssey Bookstore
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075


October 25, 2014 9am - 5pm
LUPE Latina Summit --The Power of You
Panel Discussion: A Writer's Journey
Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey
Douglas Center, New Brunswick, NJ


September 5-7, 2014
Festival of Women Writers 2014
Hobart, NY
Workshop: From Image to Word
Reading and Book signing


November 7, 2013 6 - 8pm
Writing Family Memoir—Workshop
National Writers' Union
256 W. 38th Street


November 16, 2013 4pm
Roundtable Book Club—Discussion
Theodore Young Community Center
32 Manhattan Avenue
White Plains, NY


November 23, 2013 11am - 9pm
Comité Noviembre Book Fair, 2nd floor
Hostos Community College
149th St. & Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York


October 12, 2013 10am - 6pm
East Harlem Book Fair/Festival del Libro
130 E. 101st St.


September 28, 2013 12 - 2pm
Reading and Book signing
The Jersey City Free Public Library
Biblioteca Criolla
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
For more info: or


September 22, 2013 10:30 - 11am
Brooklyn Book Fair
National Writers' Union display
Boro Hall Plaza
Brooklyn, NY


June 8, 2013 10am - 5pm
Renewal: Sacred Women Writers Retreat
Facilitators: Dahlma Llanos Figueroa and Gloria M. Rodriguez
Sponsored by: De Almas Collective--$97 (lunch included) Spaces limited.
For more info: or call 347-879-4515


June 1, 2013 8am - 7pm
Panel Discussion: Migration and Immigration
International Writers' Conference: Writing Across the Borders
National Writers Union, Harry Van Ardsdale School of Labor Studies & La Casa Azul Bookstore
Empire State College
325 Hudson Street (entrance on Van Dam St.)
New York City, NY


March 23, 2013 5pm
Reading and booksigning
sponsored by La Casa de Educación y Cultura
Perth Amboy Gallery Center for the Arts
339 Reade Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861


March 13, 2013
Reading & Class presentation
Dept. of Puerto Rican Studies
Lehman College, CUNY
Bronx, New York


October 13, 2012, 10am - 5pm
Sacred Voices: Writing Retreat
De Almas Women's Collective
5400 Fieldston Road #21F
Bronx, New York 10471
For more information and registration please email:


October 6, 2012, 2-2:50pm
Panel Discussion: "Fiction: Creating Narrative Voices"
Part of Comadres and Compardres Writers Conference,
Medgar Evers College, CUNY,
1650 Bedford Ave, Bklyn 11225
see web site for conference registration


September 29, 2012
Reading: The Langston Hughes Library and Community Center
100-01 Northern Blvd, Corona, NY 11368


September 8, 2012, 6-8pm
Reading: La Casa Azul Bookstore
143 E. 103rd St. NYC, NY


May 14, 2012
Reading & Class presentation
City College
138th St. & Convent Ave.


April 26, 2012, 6-9pm
An Evening of Literature by Latinas
Dahlma Llanos Figueroa, Toni Plummer and Linda Nieves-Powell
100 Hispanic Women—Westchester Chapter
Manhattaville College
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY


December 3, 2011
Authors & Publisher's Fair
Presentation: "Publishing & Publicity: My Journey—Advice for New Writers"
Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center
Queens Public Library


November 19, 2011, 1-4pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
"Magic & Mysticism in Latino Writing"
Reading & Book signing
901 G. St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001


November 17, 2011, 6-8pm
Bronx Borough President P.R. Heritage Celebration
Key Note Remarks: "The Puerto Rico/Bronx Connection"
Kismet Caterers
Bronx, New York


November 12, 2011, 4:30-5:30pm
Bronx Library Center
Reading & Book signing
310 E. Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10458


November 9, 2011, 7:30-10pm
Greenlight Bookstore
"Latina Writers: Sharing Our Experiences"
Reading & Book signing
686 Fulton Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217


November 5, 2011, 2-4pm
AfroLatin@ Now! Conference
Panel Discussion: "AfroLatin@ Perspectives for Youth"
Reading and Booksigning
Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY 10029


October 28, 2011, 6-8pm
Hue-Man Books and Cafe
Panel Discussion: "Magic & Mysticism in Latina Writing"
2319 Fredrick Douglass Blvd. & 125th St.
New York City, NY 10027


October 17, 2011
Bronx Supreme Court Building
Reading and Book Signing
161st St. & Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY


October 15, 2011, 12:30-1:30pm
National Writers Union
Presentation: "Never Take No for an Answer: Promoting Your Own Work"
UAW Conference Room
256 W. 38th St., 12th floor, between 7th and 8th.
New York City, NY


October 13, 2011, 12pm
Voices of the Rainbow series
Reading and Book Signing
Long Island University
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201


October 12, 2011, 6-8pm
Upper West Side Reading Group
Book discussion
New York City


October 9, 2011, 11am-6pm
New York Book Fair Expo
Book sale & Signing
Queens Museum of Art
Flushing Meadows Park
Queens, NY


October 5, 2011, 12-1:30pm
"Latina Writers: Sharing Our Experiences"
Reading & Book signing (Private Event)
200 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ


September 22, 2011, 6:30pm
Women Writers of the Diaspora
Reading and Book Signing
The New School Rm. 510
Malcolm Klein Reading Room
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY
RSVP 212-229-5615


September 18, 2011, 12-2pm
Brooklyn Book Festival
Las Comadres de las Americas &
La Casa Azul Bookstore Booth #125
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Jarolemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201


May 21, 2011, TBA
Go On Girl Annual Awards Dinner
Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775
12th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005


April 28, 2011, 5:30-6:50 PM
Class Presentation
Hunter College
Hunter College West, Room 1739, 695
Lexington Ave,
New York City, NY


Monday, February 7, 2011, 6-8:30 PM
Presentation: Surviving Publication
Houndstooth Pub (downstairs)
520 8th Avenue (at 37th Street)
New York City, NY


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