Monday, September 12, 2016

Announcing the Latino and Latin American Writers Conference sponsored by Mount Saint Mary’s University, October 1 and 2

Join Mount Saint Mary’s University at the Latino and Latin American Writers Conference on October 1 and 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mount Saint Mary’s Doheny Campus, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007.

In keeping with Mount Saint Mary's MFA in Creative Writing's mission statement, this conference brings together acclaimed and emerging Latino and Latin American writers and filmmakers writing from—or in relation to—Los Angeles. Attendees will engage with writers in workshops, as well as hear their literary and poetic readings. Situated in the heart of Los Angeles, the conference represents Mount Saint Mary's commitment to creating community between the University and surrounding neighborhoods, and also among students, faculty, alums and writers.

Part of the University's mission statement reads: “Whatever your career path, our job is to help you write stories, novels, plays, poems or screenplays at the highest level, and get them into print or staged before an appreciative public.” This conference offers a practical networking space that engages some of the most innovative works being written, staged and produced by leading Latino and Latin American writers. The event will feature renowned writers such as Rocio Cerón, Wendy C. Ortiz, Marcos McPeek Villatoro, Jorge Ortega and Daniel Olivas, workshops in poetry and fiction, writer panels and author readings. Acclaimed critic and author, David Kipen, will offer a keynote address on Sunday.

For a full list of guest authors, visit here. To see the complete, two-day schedule, visit here. Remember: you may register for one day or both days.

Attendees who register for and attend both Saturday and Sunday will enjoy a delicious dinner on Sunday evening catered by Chichén Itza, while listening to the rich sounds of Latin American music by Kimera.

Registration Fee:
General Public: $50 for 1 day / $80 for 2 days
MSMU Faculty/Staff/Students: $30 for 1 day / $50 for 2 days

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For more information, contact Johnny Payne, director, Mount Saint Mary’s MFA in Creative Writing, at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

good stuff Dan. Wish we could be there.