liz gonzález
Writer, Writing Coach and Consultant, and Instructor





Saturday, April 7, 5:30 - 7p

Unheard LA – live in Baldwin Park

Free but you must reserve tickets. Click to RSVP

KPCC In Person's sixth installment of "Unheard L.A." will feature a vibrant mix of stories reflecting lived experiences here in Southern California. Join host Bruce A. Lemon Jr. for the live show and stick around afterward for a mixer with the performers and your fellow attendees.

Baldwin Park Performing Arts Center 4640 Maine Ave. Baldwin Park, CA 91706


Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 - 9p

Autry After Hours: New Music and Art Series at the Autry

Poetry, music, and art converge in this new after-hours series. Inspired by the Autry's LA RAZA exhibition.

Join local L.A. poets, including liz gonzalez and former L.A. Poet Laureate Luis Rodriguez, artists, DJs, and performers for a compelling cultural encounter as you groove to beats by global bass crew Subsuelo.

Then create your own crafts with East Los Angeles's own Self Help Graphics & Art and experience the gallery unlike ever before with a site-specific performance by Artemisa Clark.

The Autry 4700 Western Heritage Way - Griffith Park, Los Angeles, Ca

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Friday, April 27, 3 - 6pm

The Poet is In

FREE and open to the public No tickets or reservations required.

In celebration of National Poetry Month and LA Arts Month in April, Metro Art Los Angeles is pleased to present the Los Angeles debut of "The Poet is In," an interactive poetry exchange at Union Station inspired by a program originally conceived by poet Marie Howe in New York. "The Poet is In" features 12 Los Angeles based poets who will collaborate with station visitors to create personalized poems. Participating poets include William Archila, Lory Bedikian, Laurel Ann Bogen, Elena Karina Byrne, Jessica Ceballos, Brendan Constantine, Nicelle Davis, Kim Dower, liz gonzalez, Steve Petersen, Lynne Thompson, and Cecilia Woloch. Poetry sessions will be accompanied by Colburn School students performing classical music.

Union Station, North Patio, 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 11a-12:30p

LACMA Art Workshops: Women Empowerment/Talleres de arte de LACMA: Empoderando a la mujer

liz gonzález will be reading some of her poems as part of this FREE art workshop conducted by visual artist Maria Isabel Ramos.

"Participate in free artist led workshops for women! Learn about LACMA's collection by creating your own artwork as you share this creative experiences with women in your community. Experiment with a variety of mediums such as painting, collage, photography, and more. This is a free program and everyone is welcome to participate"

Compton Library 240 W. Compton Blvd., Compton, CA 90220

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 6-8p

Poetry at the Carnegie The Jackson Wheeler Series

Friday Gretchen , liz gonzalez, and Hallie Gonzales

$5 / members free

Carnegie Art Museum 424 S C St, Oxnard, California 93030

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Sunday, January 21, 2018, 3 - 5p

The Table reading series presents Creating, Nurturing, Sustaining: a reading and conversation

invites creators, producers, curators, hosts, and supporters of readings across the Los Ángeles literaryscape to read their work, as not only hosts/creators/supporters, but as artists who contribute to the landscape in more ways than one. The reading will be followed by a panel discussion on what it means to create (readings, lit events), and how we grow community around these events (equity in promotion, investing in community capital), and how we sustain that community (publishing, relationships, self-care).


Hotel of Hollywood, 1160 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90029

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Sunday, December 3, 2017, 1:30 - 3:00p

Revealing Layers: Chicana Voices from the Inland Empire

Inlandia Institute presents a cutting-edge charla with acclaimed authors liz gonzález and Isabel Quintero. Their lyrical multi-genre Chicana voices will be the focus as they read and discuss their award-winning works inspired by the complex Mexican American experience. Visual Artist Veronica Ortega will Interview the authors following the reading.

Consider arriving early at 12 pm and enjoy a complimentary tour of the Mundos Alternos exhibit. We will gather next door at the California Museum of Photography's front desk to begin the tour, which will conclude with refreshments in the Culver Center prior to the start of the formal program.

Barbara And Art Culver Center Of Arts, 3834 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501

FREE. For more info: Facebook Event Page


Saturday, December 9, 3-5pm

Hitched Celebrates Macondo Writers and Two Book Releases!

The December HITCHED is for celebrating! We are celerating the release of Vickie Vertiz's debut collection, Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut (University of Arizona Press)! We are celebrating the release of Joseph Rios's debut collection, Shadowboxing (Omnidawn)! We are celebrating the history and return of Macondo Writers Workshop with readings by liz gonzalez, Alex Espinoza, Tisha Reichle, Sarah Rafael García, and Carribean Fragoza. And we are celebrating HITCHED turning 7! All this celebrating and there may even be a piñata!

Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea 5371 Alhambra Ave, Los Angeles, California 90032

Free. For more info: Facebook Event Page


Sunday, December 10, 2-6pm

La Palabra Reading series presents: Endings & Beginnings

You are cordially invited to celebrate and witness all that 2017 has been. For some of us, it has meant the loss and gain of new relationships; for others of us it has meant a deeper sense of love and community; for some of us it has meant going into hiding and re-emerging as new. Please come and celebrate all that this world has to offer with words and art and food and drinks. Join the circle. expand the circle. be the circle.

Features: Albie Preciado Art Currim Ashaki M. Jackson Christine Jordan Cynthia Alessandra Briano Devi S Laskar F Douglas Brown Jessica Ceballos Campbell Liz Gonzalez Luivette Resto Maya Washington Micah Kaguya Peter Woods Ramiro Rodriguez Reynaldo Macias Rocío Carlos Rolland Vasin Sean Hill Shylah Ada Tanzila Ahmed Thelma T. Reyna Traci Akemi Kato-kiriyama Yvonne Estrada

Free. For more info: Facebook Page

Avenue 50 Studio 131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, California 90042


Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2 - 4p, FREE

Off the Page: The Story Behind the Stanzas


Charles Harper Webb, liz gonzález, and Eric Morago

Long Beach Public Library, 101 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, CA, 90802

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Sunday, August 20, 12 - 5p, FREE

TEXTURE As the texture in our lives change we create Music, Word, & Artwork

Textured Music:
Eloy Torrez, Joe Hernandez, Carlo Acuna, Paul Garrison

Textured Word: Consuelo G. Flores, liz gonzalez, and Frankie Hernandez

Textured Wears: Rosa Limon / Lingerie, Areli Yanez, Emilia Garcia / Chuen B'atz, Yamilex Gonzalez / Shecoral, Vivian Villaneda / Vivi

Textured Art: Yolanda Gonzalez, YOLA, Diane Darling, Lauren Gonzalez, Edward Escamilla, Rude Calderon

Ma Art Space 800 S Palm Ave, # 1, Alhambra, California 91803


Wednesday, August 16, 8p, $3

liz gonzález at Two Idiots Peddling Poetry Reading Series

The Ugly Mug,: 261 N. Glassell Ave. Orange, CA 92866


Monday, August 14, 7 - 9:30p, FREE

George Hammons and liz gonzález at 2nd Mondays Poetry Party Poetry Reading Series

Fox Coffee House 437 W Willow St, Long Beach, California 90806


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

Open Conversations: Incite/Insight with liz gonzález

Join the Arts Council for Long Beach and 2016 Incite/Insight awardee liz gonzález for the Arts Council for Long Beach's Incite/Insight Series. The Incite/Insight award was created to shine light the on the multifaceted arts and varied perspectives of culture in Long Beach. 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 1900s, recording her maternal grandmother's oral history about growing up in the Westside, San Bernardino, in the 1920s, and writing her own memoirs in different genres. liz will also share resources she's found helpful and examples of how to story-tell one's family's and own stories in different genres and in multimedia. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, please RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve a spot.

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


Saturday, July 22, 12-2p FREE

Uptown Poetry Slam (Spoken Word)

Featuring liz gonzález, Shy but Flyy, and Jragonfly Jon

Hosted by Philosophy

Deforest Park Neighborhood Association Presents the 4th Annual Chili Cook Off

Michelle Obama Public Library 5870 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90805


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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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, 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

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