Past Events

The Freya Project: A Time You Felt Seen
Readings by Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Siel Ju, Nithya Raman, & Rufi Thorpe
Wed, November 13, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Reading by Moonrise
Featuring Janet Fitch & Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 6pm

Zarzamora & Cruising: A Macondista Celebration of Two 2019 Books
Featuring Vincent Cooper, Alex Espinoza, and a cohort of Macondo Writers
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 8pm

Rock on, Citrons! A 10 Year Antioch MFA Reunion Reading
Featuring writers from the 2009 Antioch LA MFA graduating class
Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 7:15pm

Women Writers Against Trump AWP Reading
Hosted by Chrys Tobey & Allison Tobey
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7pm-10pm

AWP19: The Word on the Street: How to Start & Run a Community Literary Series
With Naomi Williams, Peg Alford Pursell, Sue Staats, Catherine LaSota & Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Saturday March 30, 2019, 4:30pm – 5:45pm

WWS Happy Hour at AWP
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 3pm-6pm
Nucleus Portland: 1445 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97214

La Lunada: L.A.’s Changing Landscapes
With East LA-based jazz band Hayokaht & poets Rocío Carlos & Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7pm-9pm

Lyricism from Chaos: Writing Social Justice Poetry
One-day 3-hour workshop on social justice poetry with Writing Workshops LA
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7pm-10pm

Open Door Poetry Reading
Featuring Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Ashaki M. Jackson, Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 8pm-10pm

La Palabra
Featuring Olga García Echeverría, Conney D. Williams, Fernando Albert Salinas and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2pm

A Night of Poetry: Bermejo / Gibbons / Rios / Rosado
Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Split this Rock – Crossing Borders Before and After Now
Panel discussion with Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Sonia Guiñansaca, Barbara Jane Reyes, and Javier Zamora
April 19, 2018

LitHop – Peregrinas: California Women Poets in the Southwest
Featuring Marisol Baca, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Yaccaira Salvatierra, and Vanessa Angelica Villarreal
April 21, 2018 at 3pm

HITCHED: California Women’s Voices: featuring Marisol Baca, Jamie Moore, Dana Johnson, Jean Ho, and intrdocing Reed Maruyama
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 3pm

Book Release and Signing Event: Orange Lady by Erika Ayón
March 17, 2018 at 2pm

The Table Reading: feautring Meg Howrey, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, YiShun Lai, Philip Barragan, and Liz Ziemska
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3pm

Bitches of the Drought Chapbook Release Party

Featuring Lauren Eggert-Crowe with Kate Durbin, Ramona Pilar, Siel Ju, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Monday, June 5, 2017

Words or Water Book Party
Featuring Liyun Alvarado with Amanda Hollander, Jessica Ankeny, Xochtil-Julisa Bermejo and MC, Tisha Reichle
Saturday, June 3, 2017

SanTana LibroMobile Reading
Featuring Carribean Fragoza and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Roar Shack
Featuring Kate Maruyama, Kit Reed, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Amanda Choo Quan, and Nicholas Kaminsky
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 4pm

La Palabra hosts the Women Writers Series
Featuring Gloria Enedina Alvarez, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Melissa Chadburn, Eloise Klein Healy, Arminé Iknadossian, Deena Metzger, Amy Uyematsu, Pam Ward and Terry Wolverton, with MC Karineh Mahdessian
Sunday, May 21 at 2 PM – 4 PM

PoetrIE Presents: Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 6pm-8pm

WCCW Reading Series: Coalition
Featuring Janice Lee, Rachel Kann, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo and Julia Ingalls
Thursday, May 18 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Women Writers Against Trump
Featuring Andrea Hollander, Kate Carroll de Gutes, Natasha Sajé, Stephanie Adams-Santos, and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Friday, May 5 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Mountain Writers Series
Featuring Judith Barrington & Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Sierra Madre Playhouse Panel: Poetry/Metaphor or Misappropriation?
featuring Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, Rick Lupert, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Teresa Mai Chuc with moderator, James Maverick
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7pm

AWP Offsite: Sundress, Agape, and ELJ Reading
featuring Neil Aitken, Sarah Marcus, Natalie Giarratano, Karen Craigo, and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Nandini Dhar and Kazim Ali, Stacey Balkun, Jessica Walsh, Nicole Oquendo, Joanna Valente, Janeen Pergrin Rastall, and Chance Castro
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 6pm-8pm

AWP Panel: Submission as Action
with Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Cathy Linh Che, Alyss Dixson, and Ashaki M. Jackson, and moderated by Désirée Zamorano
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 9am-10:15am

AULA Literary Uprising hosted by Alistair McCartney
Featuring Gleah Powers, David Preizler, Laura Foxworthy, and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 6pm

La Lunada hosted by Sandra Garcia Rivera
Monday, November 14, 2016
SF MOMA: 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Light and Love: Poets for Dignity and Visibility – Portland
Featuring Melanie Fey, Melissa Bennet, Alise Marie Sanchez, and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 5pm

Submission Craft Session with Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10am-1pm

Light and Love: Poets for Dignity and Visibility
Featuring Casandra Lopez, Anastacia Renee’, Jane Wong, and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7pm

Posada at Cafe Friscate hosted by Yaccaira Salvatierra
Featuring Suzy Huerta, Joseph Rios, Javier Zamora, Sara Campos, and Norma Liliana Valdez
Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7pm

Mosaic Voices hosted by Nancy Aidé González
Featuring Yaccaira Salvatierra and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2pm

Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge Book Release Party
Featuring Melissa Chadburn, Ashaki Jackson, Kenji Liu, a book signing with Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, MC’d by Vickie Vertiz
Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 7pm-10pm

NoHo Lit Crawl: Outcasts and Angels
Featuring Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Garrard Conley, Antonia Crane, Dr. Ashaki Jackson, and Wendy C. Ortiz! And featuring Derrick Brown as emcee!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Jerry Garcia’s “On Summer Solstice Road” Release
Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 7:30pm-9:30pm

Angels Flight • literary west, reading and launch party
Featuring Sara Benincasa, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Eileen Cronin, Andrew Dalton, Lauren Eggert-Crowe, Lisa Mecham, Chris Morris, Matt Powell, Christina Simon and Deanne Stillman
Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM

The Third Poetry Circus
Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 6pm-9pm

Women Who Submit: A Craft Session with Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo and Melissa Chadburn
Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 1pm-4pm

Words in Bloom: A Litfolks Reading Event
Featuring Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Matt Binder, Jessica Handler, Ashaki Jackson, Michele Raphael, and David Ulin
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 7pm-9pm

Reading the Strange: 4 Women Writers Read Their Work and Book Release Party for Mary of the Chance Encounters POSTPONED
Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2pm

Writing Poetry for Social Change Writing Workshop
Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 10am-12pm

Featuring Laurel Ann Bogen, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Tisha Reichle, and Ben Trigg
Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30pm-9pm

Claremont West Reading Series: May Reading
Featuring Jo Scott-Coe, Lloyd David Aquino, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Yi Shun Lai
Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 4pm-6pm

Featuring Luis Alberto Urrea, Robin E. Black, Desiree Cooper, Fabienne Josaphat and Bethanne Patrick
with special L.A. guests Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Jessica Ceballos and Dan Smetanka
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 4pm-6pm

AWP Offsite: Coiled Serpent Publication Reading with Luis Rodriguez
Featuring L.A. poets published in Coiled Serpent
Wednesday March 30, 2016, 6pm-11pm

AWP: Never On Your Own: Creating Community When Writing Is Done
Panelists: Waverly Fitzgerald, Kathleen Alcala, Josephine Ensign, Kelli Russell Agodon, and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 4:30pm-5:45pm

Best of the Net / Political Punch / Sundress / Agape Reading
Featuring Timothy Liu, Cam Awkward-Rich, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Lee Ann Roripaugh, and more!
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7 PM – 10 PM

AWP: ¡Chicana! Power! A Firme Tejana-Califas Reading
Featuring Guadalupe García Montaño, Anel Flores, Emmy Pérez, Laurie Ann Guerrero, and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Friday, April 1, 2016, 3pm-4:15pm

AWP Offsite: Kundiman & Kaya Present LITERAOKE
See event page for list of features
Friday, April 1, 2016, 9pm-11pm

BinderCon: How to Build a Writing Community
Featuring Michelle Franke (Meyering), Sunyoung Lee, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Lauren Eggert-Crowe and Siel Ju
Saturday March 19, 2016 at 2pm-3:15pm

HITCHED featuring Women Who Submit
With Lauren Eggert-Crowe, Ashaki M. Jackson, Ashley Perez, Ramona Pilar, Tisha Marie Reichle, and Laura Warrell
Saturday, March 19 at 4pm-6pm

BinderCon: Crash Course in Literary Submitting with Women Who Submit
Featuring Ashaki M. Jackson, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Tisha Reichle, Ramona Pilar
Sunday March 20, 2016 at 10am-11:15am

Dia de los Muertos Celebration and Reading
Featuring Wendy C. Ortiz, Zoe Ruiz, and Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo
Sunday, November 1, 2015

Requiem for Sandra Bland
a thematic reading series honoring a Black woman taken away from this world too soon
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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