I am available for online readings, class visits, Q&A’s, bookclubs, guest teaching and to edit fiction and poetry manuscripts.
My bio, rates, book info, and CV are available here: irenelarasilva.presskit


ire’ne lara silva’s third full-length collection of poetry, CUICACALLI/House of Song, is now available!

“These are necessary and generous poems of both/and, not either/or. They know that song needs silence as much as silence needs song. They remind us that our joys, our losses, our desires, our failings, all swim in the great complicated river of what we know and don’t know. Finally, even when raging, they celebrate and carry on. ¡No se dan por vencidos! Poems we so need now. ¡Brava!”

—Rosemary Catacalos, 2013 Texas Poet Laureate, author of Again for the First Time


Upcoming events:

May 30, 2020, 12-6pm, DISMANTLING DOUBT: 6 Hour Intensive/Weekend Writing Retreat led by ire’ne lara silva Dismantling Doubt: Everyone—from the beginning writer to the most established writer—has to deal with doubt at some time or another.. In this 6 hour intensive, we’ll discuss some approaches to getting over, under, around, and/or through doubt. Open to writers and non-writers at any level of experience. Cost: $125 per person Online via Zoom. To register: email irenelarasilva@yahoo.com

June 13, 2020, 10am-1pm, Writers’ League of Texas presents an online workshop with ire’ne lara silva, Forget Discipline How To Want Your Way Through Writing. More info: http://www.writersleague.org/calendar/ForgetDisciplineSilva2020

Aug 8-29th, 2020 Online Fiction Workshop Series through Writespace: In these four sessions, we’ll be supportively challenging each other to raise the stakes, make strategic choices, and develop a harmonious approach to world-building in our fiction. Every week, participants will turn in 10 page max manuscripts for other participants and the workshop leader to review who will then provide written feedback. A portion of each session will focus on live discussion of each manuscript. First manuscript is due on August 1, 2020. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fiction-feedback-workshop-online-tickets-103369322426


Plans underway for readings/workshops! Check back soon!

To book, please email:  irenelarasilva@gmail.com


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

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