liz gonzález
Writer, Instructor, Funkafizer,
Animal and Nature Lover


liz at huntington library

liz gonzález, a fourth generation Southern Californian, grew up in the San Bernardino Valley. She is the author of Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds: Poems y Cuentos New and Selected (Los Nietos Press 2018). She writes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, and her work has been published widely. Her work will appear or recently appeared in Voices de la Luna, the City of Los Angeles 2017 Latino Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide and Litbreak Magazine, and in the anthologies, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, Inlandia: San Bernardino, and Voices from Leimert Park Anthology Redux. She is the author of the limited edition poetry collection Beneath Bone (Manifest Press 2000).

Her awards include an Arts Council for Long Beach Incite / Insight Award, an Arts Council for Long Beach Professional Artist Fellowship, an Elizabeth George Foundation Artistic Grant, Arroyo Art Collective's Poetry in the Windows First Place and Honorable Mention Awards, and residencies at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the Lucas Artists Residency Program, Macondo Casa Azul Writers Residency, and Hedgebrook.

Currently, liz lives in North Long Beach, California, with Chacho, an indifferent mix breed chihuahua; Espresso, a talkative tortie cat; and Jorge Martin, a scientist and musician. She directs Uptown Word & Arts, promoting literacy and the arts in North Long Beach and beyond since 2015; is a member of Macondo Writers Workshop; and serves on the Macondo 2018 Ad Hoc Advisory Board. She is a creative writing instructor for the UCLA Extension Writers' Program.

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liz in Poetry in the Window