With thanks to the Texas Commission on the Arts for all they do, I’ve been accepted to the 2020-2024 Texas Touring Roster. What this means is that Texas schools, libraries, and non-profit organizations can apply to TCA for up to 50% of my fee.
*Please note that this currently DOES cover virtual performances and workshops.

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My short story, “Hibiscus Tacos,” with a gorgeous Spanish translation by Julieta Corpus ♥️
Artwork: “Untitled” by my brother Luciano Lara

“Hibiscus Tacos is a miracle of a story to be tasted as much as read, one that lands me firmly and tenderly in the body, while also lifting me into the ageless realms of spirit. I will return to this story again and again, to remind myself of the sweet immortality of Art and inspiration and love. ” –Mona Susan Power

Published by Alabrava Press!
To order | Limited edition | signed & numbered chapbook | $15, VENMO @ Alabravapress
Send $15 via PayPal or zelle to: irenelarasilva@yahoo.com


October 16, 2022 Online Reading TBA

October 17, 2022 Class visit/closed

October 19, 2022 Online Reading: Aunt Lute Books is excited to announce a special 40th anniversary celebration reading on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm Pacific time, featuring acclaimed authors Ginny Z. Berson, ire’ne lara silva, Verónica Sandoval, and Zenju Earthlyn Manuel.  To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aunt-lutes-40th-anniversary-reading-tickets-419983250207

October 22, 2022 VersoFrontera, featuring Wendy Barker, Natalia Trevino, Ire’ne Lara Silva, Yvette Benavides, Tomas Q. Morin, Alexandra Van De Kamp, Martha Rivas, Monique Quintana, Matt Sedillo, J Bruce Fuller, Maria Miranda Maloney, Gerard Robledo, Lau Cesarco Eglin, Tony Diaz, Sheila Fiona Black, Andrea Vocab Sanderson, Jenny Browne, Miriam Damaris Maldonado, Fernando Flores, Juan R. Palomo, Reggie Scott Young, James Knippen, Norma Elia Cantú, Carmen Calatayud, Jen Yáñez-Alaniz, Laura Van Prooyen, Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz, Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, Antoinette Winstead, Joshua Robbins, and more! Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX

November 3, 2022 12pm-1pm Central VIRTUAL Conversation celebrating Latinx Poetics: Essays on the Art of Poetry. Featuring ire’ne lara silva, Daniel Borzutzky, and. Moderated by Ruben Quesada. Hosted by UIC’s Center for Latinx Literature of the Americas and Lit & Luz.

November 4, 2022 TBA Panel reading: encarnando diosas: readings from Journal of Latina Critical Feminism Volume 5. Four of the writers published in this volume, Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs, Violeta Orozco, Araceli Esparza, and ire’ne lara silva will be presenting their poetry and fiction. El Mundo Zurdo Conference. UTSA Downtown, San Antonio, TX

April 12, 2023 TBA Notre Dame University

May 2023 TBA Las Cruces, NM

Video clips:

“you love rivers,” recorded by Emmy Perez for Poets Against Walls, 2019: https://www.facebook.com/poetsagainstwalls/videos/338174926840639

“what i remembered yesterday,” filmed by Maria G. Rios, 2019: https://www.facebook.com/irenelarasilva/videos/10224102146879355

Header Image Art: detail from Phantoms by Moises S. L. Lara

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