On to Albuquerque…Music! Books! Slam Poetry!

This Saturday, June 11, I’m giving a talk on my book “Detained and Deported” at the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque. Before my slide presentation, musician Dan Golden will sing and play guitar; afterward, slam poet Damien Flores will perform. This will be my first time in Albuquerque and my second time sharing a stage with a slam poet! The show begins at 7 p.m. at the church, 3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE, 87110, at the corner of Carlisle and Comanche. Local indie stores Bookworks will sell my books afterward and I’ll be happy to sign.

At noon on Sunday, June 12, I’ll do a reading at First Congregational Church, 2801 Lomas Blvd NE, corner of Girard. Thanks to New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice for bringing me to town and sponsoring this multi-genre event.

And catch me on KUNM Radio Albuquerque around 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. I’ll be speaking about my books with host Carol Boss on the show “Women’s Focus.”


Reading at Raices Taller 222 Gallery in Tucson…Art! Books! 

7 p.m., Saturday, June 18, 218 E. Sixth St.


I’ll be making my third appearance at this cooperative gallery in the happening arts neighborhood around Sixth and Sixth in Tucson. The annual women’s show, “Mujeres, Mujeres, Mujeres,” will be having its closing celebration that evening from 6 to 9 p.m. See art, eat refreshments, listen to live music and hear border stories from “Detained and Deported” and “The Death of Josseline.” All free. Thanks to Ceci Garcia and John Salgado for honoring women’s work.


Border Songs and Stories at the Central School Project, Bisbee, Arizona. 

7 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 43 Howell Ave.

Folk singer/guitarist Pablo Peregrina and I will join forces for a third time. Pablo will sing his original songs about immigrants, including his poignant song “Josseline” and his newest, “Detained and Deported,” inspired by people I wrote about in my books. The Central School Project is a cool arts enterprise in this arty former mining town in southeastern Arizona. The former elementary school has been converted into art studios and performance spaces.