Upcoming/Past Readings and Performance




Healing, Bridging, Thriving: Reflections on Arts and Culture in Healthy Communities
May 01, 2024
2:00-3:00 pm

Poetry Reading for National Poetry Month with Wendy Grossman, Joanna Doris Brown, Sussy Santana 
Riffraff Books Providence
Wednesday, April 24th, 7pm

MADE Creatives Artistic Residence. San Miguel de Allende, México
March 1-30, 2024

Creative Writing workshop series: Crear para sanar, taller de creación sobre tela en colaboración con la artista argentina Mariela Yeregui. 
Tuesdays in February, 5:30-7:00 pm Biblioteca de South Providence 
The Gordon School Immersion Day 
St. Patrick School: Poetry competition judge


Final Café Recuerdos/End of Rhode Island Latino one year Arts Residency


December 14: Café Recuerdos, Roger Williams Gateway Center 
December 11: Rhode Island School of Design Performance Art Association (PPA) Artist Talk on Performance practice. End of semester get together.

November 5: Dominicana Libro & Culture: Lehman College 2:00 pm
November 4: Feria del Libro y las Artes, Providence College 10-2 pm
November 2: Día de los Muertos, North Burial Grounds 6pm


Pronk Fest: Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration:  Dexter Park 3:00pm
Café Recuerdos Gateway Center Roger Williams Park 5:30-7pm

Rain Harvest Festival: Roger Williams Park Boat House Lawn September 24, 2023
1-3 p.m. (durational)

Todas las Fefas: Hosting a Collective performance of women dressed as Fefita la Grande. Join us for the Dominican Festival during the parade. Dress like Fefita la Grande for Todas las Fefas. Meeting at 9:00 a.m. in the corner of Thurbers Avenue and Broad Street (CVS pharmacy)

La Feria Women Artisans Market at the Center for Women & Enterprise. August 5, 2023 1-4 p.m.
Hosting Wellness tables at different locations throughout the city Providence (on going) 
Next Wellness Table: South Providence HEZ Multicultural Festival 8.4.23 1-5p.m. Mary Fogarty Elementary School 

Café Recuerdos, July 17 at the Gateway Center Broad Street Providence 5:30 p.m.

Café Recuerdos, June 15, La Galería 209 Central Street, Central Falls 5:30 p.m.

Café Recuerdos May 11, La Galería 209 Central Street, Central Falls 5:30 p.m.

Café Recuerdos April 20th, La Galería 209 Central Street, Central Falls 5:30-7p.m.

Café Recuerdos, March 16th, La Galería 209 Central Street, Central Falls 
5:30-7 p.m.

Día Internacional de la Mujer: March 8th, South Providence Library 5:30-7p.m.

Café Recuerdos, Feb 16th at La Galería, 209 Central Street, Central Falls 

Langston Hughes Community Reading: February 5th, Providence Public Library 1-3pm


  • Hosting Café Recuerdos. December 15 (5:30-7pm) La Galería del Pueblo, 209 Central Street, Central Falls
  • Reading College Unbound December 5th 
  • Nov. 2, 2022 Día de los Muertos, Hosting a Memory Table, North Burial Ground 5-8 pm
  • Iron Pour at The Steel Yard October 22 (4-9 pm)
  • Rain Harvest Festival. Durational Performance October 15 (10-2pm) Roger Williams Boat House Lawn
  • Creating Healthy Communities Convening Orlando Florida, October 9-12 
  • Performing at RI College, September 27th 10:00 am Gaige Hall
  • Artist in Residence: Butler Hospital 
  • Entre Identidades/Podcast/Listen online: https://www.audible.com/pd/Podcast/B08K54V288
  • Hosting FUNDA Fest Words & Music with Marlon Carey//January 22//3-5 pm/Virtual


Rain Harvest Festival// June 12, 2021//Roger Williams Park// 2-5pm

A Soft Fire Workshop series with Sista Fire PVD and Shey Rivera May-June 2021

Virtual performances/Workshops  April 10-16, 2021 

Artist in Residence: Office of Healthy Innovations Feb-Oct 2021

Langhton Hughes Community Reading //February 7, 2021//Virtual Zoom Event 1pm

Funda Fest Words & Music//January 24, 2021//Virtual Zoom Event 3-5pm


The DreamScape Archives: A virtual experience seven generations into the future//Dec. 21, 2020

SCCRI Cultural Extravaganza and Virtual Market//Dec. 19, 2020

Poetry and Pre-School Development Storytelling//Via Zoom, Dec. 18, 2020. 6:00 pm

Café Recuerdos//Via Zoom, Dec. 17, 2020 5:30 pm

Door to door poetry tour in Providence (Covid restrictions apply)
Happening every weekend in November 2020

Día de los muertos//Ritual of gratitude on the steps of the Providence Public Library
Nov. 2, 2020 5:00 pm

Fire Flowers and a Time Machine: Waterfire Arts Cente//October 1-24 

Mirando Hacia Adentro: Reflexiones sobre la Anti-Negritud Latina
June 11

Panel: Encuentro de saberes Ancestrales
Universidad del Pacífico, Colombia
Mayo 27 y 28
3:00 pm

Café Recuerdos 
Third Thursday of every month via Zoom
6:00 pm

Inventarios/Inventories, is a poetry reading in dialogue with Pablo Helguera exhibit of contemporary Latin American Art at RISD Museum
February 20, 2020

Luna Loba: Moons of Abundance
February 16, 2020
7:00 pm

Funda Fest: Words & Music
January 26, 
4:00-6:00 pm


Poetry Reading: CCRI 
November 19, 2019
Warwick Campus 
7:00 pm

Feria del Libro y las Artes de Providence
November 9, 2019
All day event
Providence College

Ruffles, Repair & Ritual: The Art of Fixing
September 9, 2020
Wedding Cake House

Celebration of publications in the following anthologies:
Isla Escrita, Ruffles, Repair & Ritual, 10 Mujeres de Letras all published this year!

Tender Table
February 13, 2019
LGBTQ Center 
Brown University
6:45 pm


Luna Loba: Rituals of Transformation 
November 25, 2018
AS220 Blackbox Theatre
8:00 pm

NO LNG in PVD Fundraiser
Featured poet
September 28
6:00 pm
159 Sutton Street

Community Dinner Table at Riverside Park
Hosting with Vatic Kumba
4:00 pm

Poemas Domésticos: Word Up Books //May 26th, 2018 3:00 p.m.  NY

Reading Hairbrained
February 28, 2018  6:00 p.m.//PPL Empire Street, Providence

La Feria Artisans Fair
February 18, AS220 Black Box Theatre


Reading at Ada Books//September 16, 7:00 p.m.//717 Westminster Street, Providence RI 02903
Todos los países/All the Countries//PVDFEST 2017//June 3, 6:30 p.m. Grant's Block Stage//Westminster Street
NALAC Retreat//May 10-12//San Antonio, Texas
Our Loving Rage//May 6, 8:00 p.m. Columbus Theater//270 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903
Día del idioma//April 29, 4:00 p.m. Central Falls City Hall//580 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI
La Guagua Festival de Poesía//Saturday April 22, 2017//50 Kearney Sq. Lowell, MA
La Galería del Pueblo: Friday March 24, 6-7 pm 2154 Broad Street Cranston, RI  March 3-12 Artistic Residency/Santiago de Chile (various locations)
March 8, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santiago, Chile.
Writers Resist January 15//Salve Regina University//Distefano Lecture Hall 2:00 pm


November 20th, 2016  8:00 pm AS220//Black Box Theatre
July 3-31 Artistic Residency Dominican Republic 
PVDFEST June 4th, 2016 4:00 p.m. Todas las Fridas/All the Fridas Downtown, Providence

April 26, 2016 Bryant University 6:00 p.m.


Alliance of Artist Communities//Closing
Provicence Biltmore Hotel//October 14, 2015
July 12-19 NALAC Leadership Institute in Texas
Celebración día del Idioma//Poeta invitada//April 18, 2015
Sociedad Cultural Colombiana
Pawtucket, RI
Todo Bajo Control Providence//Performance Primer Altar//March 20, 2015
Secret location
Viva Julia de Burgos//Poetry//AS220
March 21, 2015

2014 Readings/Lecturas/Performance

Blood and Chastity Performance//Poetry
November 5, 2014
Fluxus Moon Collective Performance Strawberry Funeral //Performance as the Widow//July 26, 2014 Street Procession
Downtown Providence
Fringe Festival Providence// Mysterious Nostalgia Collective performance//July 24, 2014
PAFF Auditorium URI
University of Rhode Island
Todo Bajo Control// Poetry Performance //Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
May 4, 2014
Cento: A Collage of Providence Literary Voices//Guest poet
May 28, 2014
Psychic Reading Room
La Gallera de las Flores y Leche//Collective Performance//May 18, 2014
Empire Street Providence
Building AS220/Poetry Performance//March 24, 2014//Trinity Rep
Creative Writing Workshop/Instructor//March 1, 2014
ECAS Theatre
Southside Cultural Center

2013 Readings/Lecturas

Fluxus Moon Cabaret (Performance piece Black Bride)//December 15, 2013//AS220 Black Box
Providence, RI
Festival de la Nueva Poesía//Guest poet//December 1, 2013
Queens, NY
Hispanic Heritage Closing Ceremony Dartmouth College//Guest Poet
November 4, 2013
Uptown Lit Festival//Guest poet//October 19, 2013
United Palace Theatre
New York, NY
“Makina Total Free“. Multi-disciplinary performance by Cuban group OMNI ZONAFRANCA. Guest poet at the performance. 95 Empire Black Box Theater, Providence, RI. October 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8yLR1DcV-8
Women of Color in the Arts Panel Discussion//Speaker//September 18, 2013
Empire Street, Providence, RI
Urbanario Workshop//Instructor//Creating poetry
April 14, 2013
ECAS Theatre
Providence, RI
Las Tenoras at Rhode Island College
March 18, 2013
RI College
Feria Dominicana del Libro//Guest poet
March 17, 2013
New York, NY
Las Tenoras: Mujeres Enlatadas//Poet//Co-Producer
February 15, 2013
Black Box Theatre AS220
Providence, RI

2012 Readings/Lecturas/Performance

“The New Barbarians: X-treme Fashion Show“ performance directed and curated by Guillermo Gómez Peña and Michelle Ceballos from La Pocha Nostra performance troop. Intensive three day workshop and final performance at AS220′s Black Box Theater in Providence, RI. August 2012. Read a review here:   http://as220.org/the-new-barbarians-x-treme-fashion-show-a-review-by-travis-martin/
Poetry and Plátanos//Bienvenida’s//May 19, 2012
Hospital Street, Providence, RI
Las Tenoras
Feminist collective that creates and performs audiovisual poetry and performance, http://www.sheyrivera.com/Sussy Santana and Marleny Luna. Las Tenoras: “Mujeres Enlatadas” performance on February 2013 at AS220′s Black Box theater. Providence, RI. Las Tenoras: “A Voice for the Silence“ performance at AS220′s Black Box theater. Providence, RI. September 2012. http://as220.org/review-las-tenoras/
RADIO ESL, CD Release //Southside Cultural Center//May 26, 2012
Providence, RI
Butterfly Festival, UMASS//Guest Panelist//Poetry reading//May 6, 2012
McCormack Hall
Adams Memorial Library//Guest poet//April 21, 2012
Central Falls, RI

2011 Readings/Lecturas

Mejunje Collective//guest poet//September 25, 2011
AS220 Performance Space
Providence, RI
Rhythm and Rebellion Series// guest poet//Roots Café //June 15, 2011
Hispanic Writer’s Week// guest poet//April 6, 2011
Egleston Square Public Library
Roxbury, MA
2010 Readings/Lecturas
Primer Simposio de Escritoras Dominicanas//Guest poet
Culturarte: Enero 23 2010
New York, NY
Puesta en circulación Pelo Bueno y otros poemas//Pelo Bueno Book Release//
Fort Washington Library, NY
April 24, 2010
Reading for Haiti
El Macuto, Providence, RI
May 21, 2010
Pelo Bueno at CCRI/Book reading
Community College of Rhode Island
May 10, 2010
Featured poet at Brentwood Public Library
May 17, 2010
Brentwood, NY
Bilingual Poetry at Roots Café//guest poet//November, 2010
Providence, RI

Poemas Domésticos (2018)
Sólo para Locos, Antología (June 2015).    
“Azua” Witch Fingers, anthology of visual and literary works by artists in New England. Compiled and published by muti-genre artist Xander Marro (2014).  

Poetas Latinos de Nueva Inglaterra: Antología  (2013).   

A la garáta con puño: Antología  (UNAM, México  2012).                   
Mujeres de pabras: Antología  (2012). 
Poetas de la Era: Antología  (2011).
Pelo Bueno y otros poemas (2010).                                                                                                                              


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