In Full Color

La Nancy. Spoken word performer? Storyteller? Narrative artist? I’m still unsure how to name the latest addition to my increasing list of roles. I am sure that I was honored to have been selected for the 2016 production of In Full Color. Directed by Summer Dawn Hortillosa and staged by Art House Productions, the show […]

Prom queen dreams.

(Originally posted April 2013.) I’m looking for a prom date. I’m also 44 years old. I’m not having a mid-life crisis. I don’t cruise local pizzerias to ogle teenage boys. My situation is dire. I’m a writer with a finished manuscript and hopes of publication. The query process to agents and publishers gives me flashbacks […]

Spring and new spaces.

I felt hopeful on Sunday, March 8. The sun was out, the temperature was above forty degrees, and because daylight savings time had begun at 2:00 a.m., I looked forward to walking outdoors and enjoying daylight past 4:30 p.m. I left for Manhattan at midday. My destination: Into Our Space, a reading and networking event […]

Thrills.

Things that have terrified me so far about attending the writers’ seminar on Martha’s Vineyard (in no particular order): Ethnic hair care Last summer’s desperate and fruitless search for a satin hair bonnet on Cape Cod highlighted that the basic necessities of ethnic hair care cannot be found outside of urban areas. Put another way: […]

Telling Tales.

The latest installment of my contribution to the “Interview” section of KGB Bar Literary Magazine. If you are a writer or poet with a recently or soon-to-be released work, and would like to be featured in “Telling Tales,” please contact me via email.   If you’re a publisher or agent, this Boricua seeks representation and […]

Bittersweet.

“With Deepest Gratitude,” one of the pieces in my will-it-ever-be-published collection, is posted on Reconceiving Loss. I am thankful each time I am published, but I wish this wasn’t my story to tell. I break a little bit every time I share it. I don’t know if this will ever change; I do believe that […]

Telling Tales.

The latest installment of my occasional contribution to the “Interview” section of KGB Bar Literary Magazine. If you are a writer or poet with a recently or soon-to-be released work, and would like to be featured in “Telling Tales,” please contact me via email. If you’re a publisher or agent, this Boricua has got a […]