NEWS: The first-ever National Latinx Writers Gathering, “Sembrando y Soñando,” takes place October 16-18, 2020.
One hundred and thirty-one Latinx writers in all genres come together to emphasize community-building, connection, and experiential collaboration. Emma Trelles joins poets Jahan Khajavi and Francisco Aragón for a presentation on Letras Latinas, the literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, a conference sponsor, along with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Artful Life.
NEWS: Emma Trelles' poem, "How We Lived," is anthologized in Grabbed: Poets & Writers on Sexual Assault, Empowerment, & Healing (Beacon Press, October 2020).
Edited by Richard Blanco, Caridad Moro, Nikki Moustaki, and Elisa Albo. With a foreword by Joyce Maynard, an Afterword by Anita Hill, and writing by Ellen Bass, Rita Dove, Marge Piercy, Maggie Smith, Denise Duhamel, Maureen Seaton, Miriam Bird Greenberg, Paul Tran, Sapphire, Virgil Suarez, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Jericho Brown, Jenny Molberg, Alexandra Lytton Regalado, Eileen Myles, and more.
READING: The Poetry Coalition present One Poem: A Protest Reading in Support of Black Lives.
August 18, 2020
Poets reading include: Prisca Afantchao, Sojourner Ahebee, Kazim Ali, Kimberly Blaeser, Jericho Brown, Meera Dasgupta, Kwame Dawes, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Safia Elhillo, Martín Espada, Sesshu Foster, Kimberly Jae, Raina J. León, Mwatabu Okantah, Alberto Ríos, Terisa Siagatonu, Matthew Thompson,
Emma Trelles, Nikki Wallschlaeger, Monica Youn, and avery r. young.
Broadcasted live via Crowdcast and now archived at YouTube (closed captioning available).
The Poetry Coalition is a national alliance of more than 25 organizations dedicated to working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. Members are nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is to promote poets and poetry, and/or multi-genre literary organizations that serve poets with disabilities and of specific racial, ethnic, or gender identities, backgrounds, or communities.
NEWS: For Summer: Poems by Latina/o/xs
Emma Trelles co-curates a suite of poems by Latinx authors at the Best American Poetry blog in collaboration with Francisco Aragón + Letras Latinas, the literary arm of the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame. Featured poets: John Murillo, Yesenia Montilla, Maryam Ivette, Parhizkar, Edwin Torres, Sheila Maldonado, Joshua Escobar, Raina J. León, Roberto Carlos Garcia, Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, + Grisel Y.. Acosta.
READING: Poems to Get Us To the Other Side
Presented by the Black Ladies Brunch Collective, featuring Saida Agostini, Jennifer Chang, Terri Cross Davis, Sadia Hassan, Sheila Maldonado, Katy Richey, + Emma Trelles. Archived here on Zoom.
READING: Spirits in the Air
Santa Barbara, CA, April 2020
Organized by George Yatchisin, with Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Susan Chiavelli, Diana Raab, Linda Saccoccio, David Starkey, Emma Trelles + Chryss Yost.
READING: Tiny Poets at Tiny Libraries
Santa Barbara, CA, October 2019
Organized by David Starkey, with Ron Alexander Gudrun Bortman, Gabriella Klein, Enid Osborn, Christine Penko, Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, Emma Trelles, Chryss Yost, + more.
NEWS: Emma Trelles awarded a fellowship from CantoMundo.
CantoMundo, in partnership with the University of Arizona Poetry Center, is a national poetry organization that cultivates a community of Latinx poets through workshops, symposia, and public readings. Founded in 2009, CantoMundo hosts an annual poetry workshop for Latinx poets that provides a space for the creation, documentation, and critical analysis of Latinx poetry.
NEWS: Emma Trelles is a finalist for the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Creative Writing.
The CINTAS Foundation awards fellowships to creative artists of Cuban citizenship or Cuban lineage & was established in 1957 with funds from the estate of the late Oscar B. Cintas, a former Cuban ambassador to the United States and a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts. Cintas fellowships acknowledge creative accomplishments and encourage the development of creative artists in architecture and design, literature, music composition and visual arts.
READING: Poetry at the Carnegie Museum: The Jackson Wheeler Series, featuring Mary Brown + Emma Trelles.
Oxnard, CA, May 2019
READING: Santa Barbara Poetry Series presents Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Emma Trelles, + Taylor Tejeda.
Santa Barbara, CA, April 2019
READING: Nouns + Verbs, featuring Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Ariel Francisco, Alexandry Lytton Regalado, Emma Trelles, + Campbell McGrath.
Turn! Turn! Turn!
Portland, OR, March 2019
CONFERENCE: Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Revisiting the Glass Cage, with Aleida Rodriguez, Francisco Aragón, Dan Vera, + Emma Trelles.
On the 20th anniversary of Aleida Rodriguez’s “The Glass Cage,” four award-winning Latinx poets and editors revisit this landmark essay about thematic limits placed on Latinx writers by publishing and literary institutional gatekeepers.
Portland, OR, March 2019
INTERVIEW: Lyric Essentials -- Emma Trelles Reads Three Poems by Ada Limón. Sundress Publications, with Anna Black.
READING + SYMPOSIUM: Together We'll be a Song, A Celebration of Andrés Montoya, featuring Juan Felipe Herrera, Francisco Aragón, Marisol Baca, Sara Borjas, David Campos, Daniel Chacón, Kenneth Robert Chacón, Sarah A. Chavez, Anthony Cody, Rigoberto González, Cynthia Guardado, Juan Luis Guzmán, Tim Z. Hernandez, Lee Herrick, Michael Luis Medrano, Maceo Montoya, Paul Martinez Pompa, Joseph Rios, Emma Trelles, Felicia Zamora,
Fresno State University, Fresno, CA, April 2018
NEWS: Emma Trelles curates a selection of poems for "Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body," on behalf of Letras Latinas-Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies and part of the second annual offering of the Poetry Coalition, more than 20 nationwide organizations dedicated to working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture and communities. Featured poets: Aracelis Girmay, Ellen Bass, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Barbara Jane Reyes, Achy Obejas, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Sandra McPherson, Iliana Rocha, Lory Bedikian, + Pat Mora.
Best American Poetry blog, March 2018
CONFERENCE: Letras Latinas Scholars: Emma Trelles + Roy Guzmán
Desert Writers, Rising Stars Conference.
Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing / Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, February 2018
READING: Tuesday at the Library, featuring Linda Saccoccio, Bruce Willard, + Emma Trelles.
Santa Barbara Public Library-Central
READING: Red Hen Press + The Los Angeles Review present Emma Trelles, John Brantingham, Brittany Ackerman, + Siel Ju, with moderator Agatha French and special guest Kim Dower.
The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA, October 2017
NEWS: Tropicalia a recommended read by The Rumpus.
READING: Bearing Witness: In response to photographs by Nell Campbell, featuring Emma Trelles, Rick Benjamin, Fran Davis, Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, Nancy Lee, Christopher Buckley, David Peacock, Susan Chiavelli + Enid Osborn.
Channing Peake Gallery-Santa Barbara County Arts Commission
Santa Barbara, CA, October 2017
READING: Live from the Core, Poetry + Performance, featuring Emma Trelles, George Yatchisin, + Chryss Yost.
Core Winery, Orcutt, CA, June 2017
NEWS: Emma Trelles co-curates (with Francisco Aragón) a selection of poems for "Because We Come from Everything: Poetry & Migration," in partnership with Letras Latinas-Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame and part of the first public offering of the newly formed Poetry Coalition, 22 organizations dedicated to working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture and communities. Featured poets: Juan Felipe Herrera, Brenda Cárdenas, Steven Alvarez, Silvia Curbelo, Blas Falconer, Maria Melendez Kelson, León Salvatierra, Javier O. Huerta, Alexandra Lytton Regalado, Richard Blanco + Rhina P. Espaillat.
Best American Poetry blog, March 2017.
Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, November 2016
READING: Pintura Palabra at the Reading Room at Bryant Park, featuring Francisco Aragón, Brenda Cárdenas, Valerie Martinez, Emma Trelles + Dan Vera.
NYC, August 2016
NYC, August 2016
Curator at the Mission Poetry Series, a community-based reading series now in its 12th season, featuring local, regional, and national authors and partnered with the Santa Barbara Public Library. 2014-present.
Featured author at the EP Foster Library in the Topping Room, Ventura, CA (June 2016); Reading at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Summer 2016); Founding member and panelist at the inaugural Latinx Caucus, Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Los Angeles, CA (March/April 2016); Panelist at Pintura/Palabra: Writers Respond to Art, AWP Conference, Minneapolis, MN (April 2015); Featured author at A Melodic Union: Two Latina Poets, Ojai Art Center, Ojai, CA (August 2015); Reading at the Miramar Magazine launch at the EP Foster Library (February 2015); Reading-Poets Respond to Near & Far: Plein Air in County Parks, Channing Peake Gallery- Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara, CA (February 2015); Featured author at the Literature Symposium, College of Creative Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (January 2015); Reading at Sweat Broadsides Collaborative, Miami Book Fair International, Miami, FL (November 2014); Author interview at Words on a Wire (October 2014); Panelist at Published! From Poetry Manuscript to First Book, AWP Conference, Seattle, Washington (February 2014); Reading at The Best American Poetry Anthology book launch, The Betsy Hotel-Arts & Culture Initiatives, Miami Beach, FL (November 2013); Featured author at The Mission Poetry Series, Santa Barbara, CA (September 2013); Featured author at the Fifth Annual Writers MiniCon, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL (April 2013); Tropicalia a finalist for Foreword/Indies poetry book of the year (2012); Work featured at Poetry Monday (November 2012); A conversation at the Boxcar Poetry Review (Fall 2012); Featured author and oral history interview, The Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (April 2012); Panel chair, News that Stays News: The Best American Poetry Blog and the Future of Digital Publishing, AWP Conference, Chicago, IL (March 2012); Reading + panel at Cantos Latinos, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI (March 2012); A Morning with Two American Poets, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL (February 2012); Featured author, Miami Book Fair, Miami, FL (November 2011); Guest author at Writing Across the Hyphen (undergraduate creative writing course), University of Miami, Miami, FL (October 2011); Featured author at US Speak Reading Series, University of Miami, Miami, FL, (October 2011); Panelist at Latino/a Poets Roundtable at the Poetry Society of America (October 2011); Featured author at the inaugural O, Miami Poetry Festival, Miami, FL (April 2011); Featured author, Tropicalia book launch and signing, Books and Books, Coral Gables, FL (April 2011); Author interview at The Nervous Breakdown (April 2011); Guest author at Advanced Poetry Workshop (graduate course), Florida International University, Miami, FL (March 2011); Featured author, All Together Now, Museum of Art - Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL (February 2011); Featured author at 100 Creatives-Miami New Times (February 2011); Winner of the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize, from the Institute of Latino Studies at Notre Dame (April 2010); Featured author at Knight Arts Foundation (December 2010); Featured author and roundtable, A Literary Interlude with Three American Poets, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL (February 2010); Featured author at Samuel Pepys Reading Series, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL (November 2009); Guest author at Advanced Poetry Writing (undergraduate course), Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL (November 2009); Featured author at Palabra Pura Series, Guild Literary Complex, Chicago, Il (June 2009).
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