liz gonzález
Writer, Writing Coach and Consultant, and Instructor




Saturday, May 20, 2017, 3-5 pm

Cuento Poems Workshop: Turn an experience, memory, or a description of a person or place, real or imagined, into poetry that resonates. We will discuss some poems in the poetry anthology Wide Awake, edited by Suzanne Lummis, and the column American Life in Poetry, edited by Ted Kooser, to explore what a cuento poem is, and participants will write their own cuento poem.

Workshop led by liz gonzález

Free admission

Eagle Rock Library, 5027 Caspar Ave, Los Angeles CA 90041

Part of the Lummis Day 2017 Library Series Viva Poetry Workshops


Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 7:30 pm (Doors Open at 7p)

UCLA Extension Writers' Program Publication Party 2017

Featuring 17 Writers' Program Instructors and the Program Director

Free admission and parking

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA


Saturday, June 17, 2017,1p

Panelist: Unpacking LatinO/A/X & Identity

Latina Writers Gathering, a series of platicas, 10a-3p

FREE but RSVP required for a head count

Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA, 90031


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Monday, July 24, 6-7:30p FREE

Keeping Your Family's Stories, Keeping Your Own

Description (In-progress): liz gonzález will give a presentation on what she learned about the importance of keeping your family's stories and your own from researching her maternal grandfather's unpublished memoir about growing up in the Midwest in the early 1900's, recording her maternal Grandma's oral history about growing up in the Westside, San Bernardino, in the 1920's and turning her stories in creative works, and writing her own memoirs in different genres. She will also share resources she's found helpful and examples of how one can story-tell their family's and own stories in different genres and in multimedia. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. More info. about the event coming.

This presentation is part of Arts Council for Long Beach's Incite/Insight Series.

Uptown Business District, 6082 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90805


liz reading

liz and Long Beach poets for Hurricane Benefit

Uptown Word & Arts Event, Ricardo's Nursery, Long Beach, 2015
Organized and hosted by liz