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

liz gonzalez and Chacho

liz gonzález, creative nonfiction writer and poet, was born and raised 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) and the poetry collection Beneath Bone (Manifest Press 2000). Her writing recently appeared in Poets & Writers Magazine, The International Literary Quarterly, and the anthologies Puro Chicanx Writers of the 21st Century and San Bernardino Singing. She is a recipient of an Irvine Fellowship at the Lucas Artists Residency Program, an Arts Council for Long Beach Professional Artist Fellowship, an Elizabeth George Foundation Artistic Grant, and residencies at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center and Hedgebrook. liz founded Uptown Word & Arts, promoting literacy and the arts since 2015, for which she received an Arts Council for Long Beach Incite/Insight Award, and Womxn's Write Inn, a collective of womxn writers who meet regularly to write and workshop. She is an active member of Macondo Writers Workshop and the Inlandia Institute. Currently, liz lives in Long Beach, California, with a sweet senior Chihuahua mix, a talkative tortie cat, and Jorge, a scientist and musician. She teaches creative writing at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program.


liz in Poetry in the Window