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

Events

 


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CLICK HERE FOR UPTOWN WORD & ARTS' UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Gratitude to the organizers and hosts who've invited me to present at the following events.

THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019, 12–8 PM

8-Hour Sound Program

Jorge Martin (sound) and liz gonzález (words) Time TBA

This event enacted by the Los Angeles Free Music Society will activate the space of the museum through sound. The improvised sound of the musicians will float through the galleries creating a potentially new take on the visual stimuli of the works in the collection. Originating in the space on the ground floor, the musicians will respond to one another building and contributing an intense listening experience.

Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019, 12-6:30 PM

MADE Storytelling: Making Meaningful Connections, presented by Long Beach Literary Arts Center, will focus on people's stories about the meaningful connections they've made in Long Beach and/or with the city itself--the stories that could only happen in Long Beach.

FREE
Made by Millworks, 240 Pine Avenue, Downtown Long Beach. Two-hour free parking at The Streets (formerly City Place) north side of Third Street, just east of Pine Avenue.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019, 12–6:30 PM (Doors open at 11am)

The 2019 San Gabriel Valley Litfest

Ruth Nolan, Chad Sweeney, Bronwyn Mauldin, liz gonzalez, John Brantingham, Grant Hier, Trevor Losh-Johnson, Readings from the Writing Earth Class at the dA, Nancy Caroll, Cindy Rinne, Brian Sonia-Wallace, Melisa Malvin-Middleton, CLS Ferguson, Anne Yale, Kevin Ridgeway, Matt Sedillo, Tony Barnstone

FREE!
The dA Center for the Arts 252 S Main St Ste D, Pomona, California 91766


FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019, 8 – 11:30 PM

Rapp Saloon Reading Series

Featuring liz gonzález, Chad Sweeney, TBA +Open Mic

FREE!
Parking directly across the street at Parking Structure #6 or take the Metro Expo Line to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Rapp Saloon, 1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, Ca, 90401


FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019, 7 - 9PM

Macondo Reads: An Evening of Poetry and Prose with Macondo Writers Workshop AWP Offsite Reading

FREE!
Portland State University, La Casa Latina Student Center, Smith Memorial Student Union,
Room 229, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR


THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2019, 6:30 - 8PM

Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California AWP Offsite Reading

Readers: Lucille Lang Day, Ruth Nolan, Ellen Bass, Dane Cervine, Carol Dorf, Maureen Eppstein, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Jack Foley with Sangye Land, liz gonzález, Judith McCombs

FREE!
Parking info TBA
Black Hat Books 2831 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019, 1-3PM

A Book's Journey: Art Talk & Poetry Reading with liz gonzález

In collaboration with the GWC Art Gallery, LibroMobile presents: Southern Californian author liz gonzález will join local author and conceptual artist Sarah Rafael García in an interdisciplinary art talk focused on the journeys artists take to produce work that intersects personal identities with region and history.

FREE! Free Parking on campus. The best location for this event is off Gothard.

GWC (Golden West College) Art Gallery, 15751 Gothard St., Huntginton Beach, CA 92647

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019, Workshop 6PM / Reading & Conversation 7-9PM

PoetrIE Presents: Sin Filtro-Workshops, Readings, Conversations

Workshop led by liz gonzalez
Reading by liz gonzález and Shonda Buchanan

FREE! Parking is free and available on the entrance side of the center and on the street

The Garcia Center for the Arts 536 W. 11th Street, San Bernardino, California 92410

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019 12-5P

5th Annual Indie Authors Fair

1 pm Keynote presentation by Dr. Carlos Cortes
2 pm Dr. Cortes and Aurelio Sanchez breakout session for veterans
2 pm Getting Published by a Micro Press with liz gonzalez
3 pm The Author/Agent Relationship with Jill Marr
4 pm Crowdfunding for Writers with Becca Spence Dobias

FREE!
Parking on street only
Camp Anza's Community Room 5797 Picker St, Riverside, California 92503

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 7P

Library Girl + Roar Shack Present: I Have Loved the Story of My Life

Featuring
Writers: liz gonzalez, Steve Hochman, Henry Mortensen + Mary Woronov reading from their work
Music by Mason Summit + Irene Greene

$10 Admission includes Snacks + Dessert. Tickets on sale NOW at www.ruskingrouptheatre.com. Look for Library Girl icon + click on Buy Tickets.

Ruskin Group Theatre 3000 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, California 90405


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1-4P

Empowerment through the Arts for Breast Cancer Survivors

In partnership with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, join us in a creative day with other women in your community. The program will commence with a lunch followed by an art-making workshop with Maria Ramos, LACMA Teaching Artist, and poetry with poet, liz gonzalez. This program is open to breast cancer survivors.

Free; reservations required. To RSVP please email educate@lacma.org or call 323 932-5866

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


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1:30-3:30PM

Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California New Anthology
Featured Reading and Conversation with co-editor Ruth Nolan
and contributors liz gonzález, John Brantingham, Jennifer K. Sweeney, Thea Gavin, and Chad Sweeney Hosted by Inlandia Institute
FREE
The Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St, Riverside, 92501


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 7-9:30PM

Book Release Party: Exiled Moon by Naomi Quiñonez
Featuring Naomi Quiñonez, Gloria Enedina Alvarez, liz gonzález, and Abel Salas
Los Angeles Museum of Justice  
115 Paseo De La Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 12–5 PM (Specific time TBA) 

Long Beach Poetry Book Fair
FREE
MADE by Millworks
240 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, 90802

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 12:30-1:30

Women Who Submit October: Preparing an Application for Artist Opportunities
with Melissa Chadburn & liz gonzález
FREE
North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library
5211 Tujunga Avenue, North Hollywood, 91601


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 7:30PM

liz gonzález and open mic
FREE
EP Foster Library in the Topping Room
651 E. Main Street, Ventura, 93001

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 8-10 PM

liz gonzález at the Ugly Mug!
$3 Cover, Cash Only
The Ugly Mug
261 N Glassell Street, Orange, 92866


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1:30–3:30PM

Conversations at the Culver: liz gonzález in Conversation with Frances Vásquez
FREE
Hosted by Inlandia Institute
The Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts
3834 Main Street, Riverside, 92501

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2 PM – 4 PM 

Workshop for Writers: Leave the Audience Wanting More
!
Develop your public reading skills and gain confidence to share your work in front of an audience.
***Seating limited! RSVP to Inlandia@InlandiaInstitute.org to reserve your seat and for address***
FREE
Riverside, 92504

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 4-7PM

ARTLIFE Magazine Contributors Reading at the Joe Cardella Pop Up Exhibit Opening Reception
FREE
Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Pavilion
at the Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street, Ventura, 93001

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 3-5 PM

Hitched Reading Series

NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
Other Books
2006 E Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, 90033


SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 4 - 5:30 PM

Please join me at Chacho's and my favorite local nature spot to celebrate the launch of my book: Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds: Poems y Cuentos New and Selected

Jorge Martin will perform an ambient music set after my reading. A reception with light refreshments and book sale and signing will follow our presentations. Copies of my book will be on sale by Los Nietos Press.

SUGGESTED: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for walking on dirt paths. A brimmed hat that will stay on in a breeze is recommended. If you prefer not to sit on the ground, bring a cushion or small blanket to sit on.

FREE and open to the public. Donations to the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy encouraged. Huge gratitude to the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for hosting us!

LOCATION:
Courtyard Sundial in front of The Nature Center
White Point Nature Education Center & Preserve
1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA, 90731

ABOUT PARKING: A free dirt parking lot closest to the The Nature Center is available. "The parking area is open daily from dawn until dusk. Parking is available in the lot accessed from the west end Paseo del Mar from sun up to sun down. Please note that due to the landslide, access to White Point Nature Preserve is via Western Avenue."

FYI: We come from Long Beach, so we park on the east side of White Point Nature Preserve on Paseo del Mar between S Weymouth Ave and Jackstadt St and walk in to save the trip of driving around to the lot. 

Link to a map: https://goo.gl/maps/L7zm7YPT2Es

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/173901363218482/