March 31st at 7pm Reading Celebrating Release of Issue 7 Fields Magazine, First Street Studio, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez, Suite 202, Austin, TX 78702
April 13th at 11am SWTJC Uvalde, TX (Students only.)
April 13th at 3pm El Progreso Memorial Library, Uvalde, TX
April TBA Trinity University
May 2nd at 6pm Real County Public Library, Leakey, TX
May TBA Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
May 20, 2017 MACC Workshop #1
June 17, 2017 MACC Workshop #2
July 2017 TBA Oklahoma
Check back for upcoming dates and locations!
March 25-26, 2017 (Noon Saturday-2pm Sunday), Building a Writing Life: Balance, Self Care, and Getting Out of Our Own Way, a Weekend Writing Retreat led by ire’ne lara silva, Cost: $250 per person (Price includes 10 page mss review, all activities, overnight accommodations, and Sunday breakfast) Location: NHI’s Loma Linda in Maxwell, TX (between Austin and San Antonio) Spacious house sleeps 12, set on 50 acres of peaceful country. To register, email: email@example.com
Feb 18, 2017 Imaniman Anthology Release, Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street, Austin, TX
February 18, 2017 Outsider Fest, Panel, Austin, TX
December 3, 2016 10am-1pm, Humanities Texas Book Fair, Byrne-Reed House, 1410 Rio Grande, Austin, TX
November 15, 2016 Visit to Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
November 6, 2016 3:30-4:15pm, Capital Extension 2.010, Reading with Emmy Perez, J. Scott Brownlee, and Corinne Lee, Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX
November 4, 2016 7pm Celebrating Huizache’s 6th Issue, Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St, 2nd Floor Performance Studio, Austin, TX
October 25, 2016 7-8pm Reading with Alan Altimont, Malvern Bookstore, Austin, TX
October 11, 2016 7:30 Reading with Celeste Guzman Mendoza at Huston-Tillotson University, Student Union, Austin, TX
October 1, 2016 8pm Reading from Blood Sugar Canto, Palabras Libreria/Bookstore, 1023 Grand Avenue, Phoenix AZ
October 1, 2016 12pm Writing workshop (4 hours) Description: Caressing the Flame: Writing the Difficult… Whether we’re writing from personal experience or on behalf of our characters going through difficult life experiences, it can be challenging to write poetry or prose that is alive, present, authentic, and risky. In this workshop, we’ll be trying several different approaches to really enter those places and find what we need there–for ourselves and our characters. Open to writers of all levels and genres. Early bird registration cost: $50. After September 16th, the cost will increase to $60. ONLY 15 SPACES are available in order to create an intentional and intimate space. Mujeres del Sol believes in paying artist for their time, treasure, and truth. Proceeds will go to artist herself.
Please register via Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Puente Human Rights Movement, 1937 W. Adams St, Phoenix, AZ
September 15, 2016 11am Reading for the Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-off Event at Northwest Vista College, CCC Lago Vista, San Antonio, TX
September 10, 2016, 5pm, Celebrating the Release of Blood Sugar Canto and Voices of Resistance Anthology, Resistencia Bookstore, Austin, TX
August 14, 2016, 3:30pm, Poetry Reading with Leslie Contreras Schwartz and ire’ne lara silva, Bookwoman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd, Ste A105, Austin, TX 78751.
August 13, 2016, 7pm, Featured at the Waco Poets Society’s Reading, Rufi’s Cocina, 1801 N. 25th St., Waco, TX
August 13, 2016, 3pm-5pm, Grito Writing Workshop: Finding the Source of Your Voice. $25/participant. Please pay in advance via paypal to: email@example.com or email to make arrangements. Space is limited. Location: Enrichment Training & Counseling Solutions, 6501 Sanger Ave, Suite 102, Waco, TX 76710
July 23, 2016, 11:30am-12:30pm, Panelist for “The Art of Spinning Plates (or Getting the Book Written in the 21st Century)”, Gemini Ink 2016 Writers Conference, El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, 110 Lexington Ave, San Antonio, TX 78205. From 1:00-1:30pm, I will be signing and selling books at the Author’s Table at the Gemini Ink Bookfair in the lobby of the El Tropicano Hotel.
April 2, 2016, 1:30-2:30 PM, San Antonio Book Festival, Fighting Words: Joaquín Zihuatanejo, B.V. Olguín, And Ire’ne Lara Silva Read From Their New Poetry, Moderator: Joe Jiménez, San Antonio Library, Café Commerce (1st Floor of Central Library), San Antonio, TX
March 21, 2016. El Retorno Event: Reading and workshop at UT-Rio Grande Valley, Workshop: 3-4pm, Reading 6-7:15pm, Edinburg, TX. Flyer: https://www.facebook.com/events/1234329723263233/
February 26-27, 2016 Book Release Reading for Entre Guadalupe y Malinche: Tejanas in Literature and Art and One-Day Symposium, MACC, Austin, TX
January 23, 2016, 10-3pm with a 1 hour break for lunch, Caressing the Flame: Writing the Difficult Writing Workshop, Resistencia Bookstore, Austin, TX. Price $65 ($20 will benefit Red Salmon Arts)
January 16, 2016, 5-7pm, Book Release Reading for Blood Sugar Canto, Black Box Theatre, MACC, Austin, TX
December 4, 2015 Flor De Nopal Literary Festival Reading Featuring Dan Vera, Sarah A. Chavez, Jose A. Rodriguez, Ben Olguin, Sarah Shaney, Nicole Moore, Wade Martin, Vincent Cooper, and ire’ne lara silva, Auditorium, MACC, Austin, TX
November 8, 2015, 5pm, Language of Crossing by Liza Wolff-Francis Chapbook Release. Special guest, ire’ne lara silva. Resistencia Bookstore, Austin, TX.
November 1, 2015, 5pm, Day of the Dead Reading and Flor De Nopal Fundraiser, featuring Ben Olguin, Sarah Shaney, Muerta-Paz, Cindy Huyser, Wade Martin, Nicole Moore, and ire’ne lara silva. Resistencia Bookstore, Austin, TX
October 27, Various, Class visits, Dr. Jackie Cuevas, UTSA, San Antonio, TX
October 22, 2015, 6-9pm, CantoMundo Poetry Reading and Reception, featuring Carmen Tafolla, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Lupe Mendez, ire’ne lara silva, and Octavio Quintanilla, Koehler House, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX.
October 16, 2015, 7pm, Flor De Nopal Celebrating the Release of Huizache Magazine’s 5th Issue. Black Box Theatre, MACC, Austin, TX
September 24, 2015, 7pm, “Our Indigenous Flesh,” Reading and Discussion with LeAnne Howe, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco, CA.
August 1, 2015 2pm “Feeding the Tiger: Writings on Sex” Workshop, Resistencia Bookstore, Austin, TX
June 11, 2015 7pm Reading, Bookwoman, Austin, TX
May 30, 2015 5pm Reading with Dan Vera, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Emmy Perez, Tim Z. Hernandez, and ire’ne lara silva, Resistencia Bookstore, Austin, TX
May 27-30, 2015 Various times and dates: Panel: “Memory Transformation: New Writings From Four Queer Xicanas” with Amelia Montes, Rita Urquijo-Ruiz, Anel Flores, and ire’ne lara silva…Panel: Poetic Essays Reflecting on the Border as Anzaldua’s ‘La Herida Abierta’ with Dan Vera, Laurie Ann Guerrero, Emmy Perez, Tim Z. Hernandez and ire’ne lara silva
May 2, 2015 7pm. Reading with Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez at Malvern Books, Austin, TX
April 29, 2015 7pm. Reading at Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.
April 25, 2015 2-5pm Two Writing Workshops offered by ire’ne lara silva and Octavio Quintanilla, Resistencia Bookstore, Austin, TX
April 23, 2015 6pm “Singing the Body” Reading with Octavio Quintanilla, UT Poetry Center, Austin, TX
April 18, 2015 3pm 2015 Southwest CantoMundo Poetry Reading featuring Liliana Valenzuela, Octavio Quintanilla, Jose Antonio Rodriguez, and ire’ne lara silva as part of the celebration of the work and legacy of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. ESB-MACC, Austin, TX
March 8, 2015 4pm. International Women’s Day Poetry Reading with Barbara Bowen, Nicole Moore, Anushka Jasraj, Muerta-Paz Sin-Guerra, and ire’ne lara silva, BookWoman, Austin, TX
February 21, 2015 10am-3pm with a break for lunch. Write the Difficult Workshop, Gemini Ink, San Antonio, TX. Price: $75. For more info or to register: http://geminiink.org/event/write-the-difficult/
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 5pm Flor De Nopal presents Mouthfeel Press Reading with Maria Miranda Maloney, ire’ne lara silva, Robin Scofield, Celina Villagarcia, Liliana Valenzuela, Carolina Monsivais. Resistencia Bookstore, 4926 E. Cesar Chavez, Unit C-1, Austin, TX
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7pm, 2014 Flor De Nopal Literary Festival Featured Reading with Erika Wurth, Maria Miranda Maloney, Carolina Monsivais, ire’ne lara silva, Natalia Trevino, Joe Jimenez, Sarah Rafael Garcia, Allyson Whipple, Michael Casares, and Muerta-Paz C.C. Sin-Guerra…ESB-Mexican American Cultural Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 600 River St, Austin, TX
November 20, 2014 7pm, Reading, Rice University, Houston, TX
November 18, 2014 6pm RevisoWrimo Write-In and Reading, ire’ne lara silva with David Roe, Lisa Marie Estus, and Mandy Brown. Hosted by Ramona Reeves. Resistencia Bookstore, Austin, TX
November 6, 2014 3pm Visit with Jackie Cuevas’ class, UTSA, San Antonio, TX
November 6, 2014 12pm ire’ne lara silva Reading, Palo Alto College Native American/Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration 2014, Palo Alto College, Student Center Annex, 1400 W. Villaret, San Antonio, TX
October 25, 2014 3:30pm, Texas Book Festival, Reading and Panel with Tim Tingle, Room 2.028, Texas State Capitol, Austin, TX
October 24, 2014 FDN celebrates Huizache Magazine’s release of their 4th issue, ESB-Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. Austin, TX
October 19, 2014 4:40pm SCMLA Conference, RPM Boardroom, Mixed Indigeneities with Thomas Parrie, Michelle Pichon, and Rain Gomez, Austin, TX
October 18, 2014 4pm, Latina Writers Panel, Festival de las Artes Latinoamericanas, Panel with Natalie Sylvester, Angelica Atondo, and Sandra Snethen, MACC, Austin, TX
October 9, 2014 6pm Austin Gente Viewing and Panel, ESB-MACC, Blackbox Theatre, Austin, TX
September 21, 2014 5pm Reading with Tim Z. Hernandez and Laurie Ann Guerrero, Resistencia Bookstore, Austin, TX
September 12, 2014 8pm Alumni Read, Austin Feminist Poetry Festival, Link & Pin Gallery, Austin, TX
September 7, 2014 7pm In the Bedroom reading with Sarah Rafael Garza, Liz Belile, and Monica T. Ortiz, Bookwoman, Austin, TX
August 26, 2014 6pm Award Ceremony & Reading for the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, San Antonio Main Library, San Antonio, TX
August 9, 2014 1pm Leading a writing workshop, “Spirited Away: Writing Yourself Back”, ESB-Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. Austin, TX
August 2, 2014 6pm Reading/Fundraiser at Resistencia Bookstore, 4926 E, Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX
June 24, 2014 Invited Poet, First Annual Puente Summer Institute Reception, UT-Austin.
May 31, 2014 Presented with the 2013 Premio Aztlan prize and an Invited Reader for NHCC’s “Poets Conclave: Jose Montoya Celebration”, 7pm, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Bank of America Theatre, 1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
May 31, 2014 Reading with Tim Z. Hernandez and Laurie Ann Guerrero, Bookworks Bookstore, Albuquerque, NM
May 27, 2014 Author Guest, South Austin Book Club meeting. Book People, 3rd floor, 603 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78703
May 20, 2014 Author Guest, North Austin Book Club meeting. La Madeleine’s, Austin, TX
May 19, 2014 Las Comadres de las Americas Teleconference. Nationwide Teleconference with ire’ne lara silva. flesh to bone is May Book of the Month for the National Latino Book Club. All are welcome to participate! For more info: http://lascomadres.com/latinolit/latino-book-club/portfolio/2014-book-month/
April 4-5, 2014, Featured Poet, Austin International Poetry Festival
Friday 4/4: 11:00am: Workshop-Caressing the Flame/Writing the Difficult, ACC-Rio Grande Campus
Saturday 4/5: 4pm & 9pm-Poetry Readings at Huston-Tillotson and Strange Brew Cafe. For more info: http://aipf.org/
February 21, 2014 10:30am-12:00pm Presented talk: “How Not to Tame the Wild Cunt: a Meditation on Creativity” as part of the panel, “Feminist Wars on Bitch, Puta, and Cunt: Debunking the Derogatory Terms in Literary and Social Contexts” with Monica Teresa Ortiz, Sarah Rafael Garcia, and Cesar Ramos. NACCS Tejas Foco Conference, Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, TX
December 6, 2013 7pm Flor De Nopal Literary Festival Reading Featuring Daniel Chacon, Laurie Ann Guerrero, ire’ne lara silva, Monica Teresa Ortiz, John Fry, Lee Francis, Liza Wolff-Francis, Lisa Marie Estus, and Natalie Goodnow. ESB-Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX
November 16, 2013 3pm Reading with Laurie Ann Guerrero and Urayoan Noel, Gallista Gallery, 1913 S. Flores St., San Antonio, TX
November 15-16, UTSA Downtown, Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldua El Mundo Zurdo Conference, San Antonio. Reading with Xanath Caraza, moderated by Urayoan Noel. Panel on Diabetes and Healing–Featured Panel–with Luz Calvo, Catriona R Esquibel, and Amelia Montes.
November 14, 2013 7pm Book Release Celebration for flesh to bone, with special invited poets, Liza Wolff Francis and Liliana Valenzuela. 2nd Floor Performance Studio, ESB-Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX
November 1, 2013 7pm Day of the Dead/Flor De Nopal Fundraiser Reading, Featuring Liza Wolff Francis, Lee Francis, Monica Teresa Ortiz, Allysson Whipple, Lauren Espinoza, John Fry, Sarah Rafael Garcia, and ire’ne lara silva. Resistencia Bookstore, Austin, TX
October 25, 2013 Flor De Nopal presents Huizache Magazine’s Third Issue! Readers TBA…7pm, Black Box Theatre, Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX
October 10, 2013 Reading with Mandy Alyss Brown at Bookwoman, Austin, TX
JUNE 28-29, 2013 Reading with other CantoMundo poets. Austin, TX, Blackbox Theatre, MACC, 8-10pm.
JUNE 27, 2013 STORIES & QUEER, Bookwoman, 5pm. Also available online at http://storiesandqueer.tumblr.com/
May 17-18, 2013 Austin Feminist Poetry Festival, Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX. Grito Workshop followed by reading with Kelsey Erin Shipman. 6pm, Friday
May 6, 2013, 7:30pm, Austin Salon Poetic hosted by Michael Casares featuring ire’ne lara silva and Chris Schroeder
MARCH 8, 2013 7pm Reading with Liza Wolff-Francis, Faylita Hicks, Cindy Huyser, Jessica Ochoa Zamarripa, and Allyson Whipple for International Women’s Day at Bookwoman, Austin, TX.
FEBRUARY 23, 2013 1pm Serving as a judge for the Poetry Out Loud State Finals. Lady Bird Wildflower Center, 4801 LaCrosse Ave, Austin,TX.http://www.poetryoutloud.org/about
Friday, December 7, 2012 Final Reading for Flor De Nopal Literary Festival 2012. Featuring Emmy Perez, Barbara Renaud Gonzalez, Gloria Amesuca, Liliana Valenzuela, John D. Fry, Celeste Guzman Mendoza, Ramona Reeves, jo reyes-boitel, and ire’ne lara silva. Mexican American Cultural Center, Black Box Theatre. 7pm. Free.
December 2, 2012, 2-4pm, Transcultural Poetry Reading at the Women and Fair Trade event, at ‘The Old School,’ 1604 East 11th, Austin, TX
October 6, 2012, A Room of Her Own Foundation Texas Conference. Workshop: “Gritos: On Finding the Sources of Our Voices.” See Conference Schedule. Casa de Luz, Toomey Road, Austin, TX. Reading featuring conference presenters at 7pm at BookWoman, Austin, TX. http://www.aroho.org/tex/
August 25, 2012, 1pm-3pm, “Caressing the Flame: Writing the Difficult,” Writing workshops with ire’ne lara silva. Gloria Amescua leading “A Handful of Ideas” from 3pm-5pm. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. Reading featuring Gloria Amescua, Joshua Lopez, and ire’ne lara silva, 7pm, Resistencia Bookstore, Austin, TX.
July 13, 2012 Friday, 8pm, CantoMundo Poetry Reading with Aracelis Girmay, Roberto Tejada, and CantoMundo Fellows, UT-Austin, Student Activities Center
June 23 and June 30, 2012 Two Writing Workshops with ire’ne lara silva, “Writing and Fear” and “Gritos”, Resistencia Bookstore, Austin, TX
January 21, 2012 Saturday, 3-5pm, KinCity Poetry Reading, Organizers Judy Jensen and Mariana Aitches are presenting the third reading of this collaborative series which features both Austin and San Antonio poets in alternating cities. Featuring Abe Louise Young, Bob Ayres, Lyman Grant, Cara Zimmer, Naomi Shihab Nye, Roberto Bonazzi, Ire’ne Lara Silva, and Marian Haddad, Twig Bookshop, San Antonio, TX
December 1-3, 2011 Various Times, Flor De Nopal Literary Festival, three days of poetry reading and workshops on creativity and writing. Presented by the Emma S. Barrientos Mexcian American Cultural Center, 600 River St., Austin, TX. For more info: http://flordenopalliteraryfestival.wordpress.com
October 28, 2011 at 7pm: Dia de los Muertos Poetry Reading and Fundraiser for Flor De Nopal Literary Festival 2011 with Laurie Ann Guerrero, Jorge Antonio Renaud, Liliana Valenzuela, and Gloria Amescua. Resistencia Bookstore, Austin, TX.
July 24, 2011 at 1:00 PM: ire’ne lara silva reading from ‘furia’…with special guest poets: Joe Jimenez, Rachel Jennings, and jo reyes-boitel…The Twig Book Shop ~ 200 E. Grayson Street, Suite 124 ~ San Antonio, TX 78215
July 8, 2011 7:30 pm Cantomundo Fellows Reading @ Mexican-American Cultural Center, Austin, TX
February 25, 2011 @7:00 PM – NACCS Tejas Foco Conference: Meet Authors and Book Signing. McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen, TX. Participating authors include: Norma E. Cantú, María E. Cotera, Margaret Dorsey, Dionne Espinoza, Daniel Garcia Ordaz, Grisel Gómez Cano, Katherine Hoerth, ire’ne lara silva, Lady Mariposa, Lara Medina, Manuel Medrano, Josie Méndez Negrete, Cynthia Orozco, Kamala Platt, Marco Portales, Chuy Ramírez, Delia Rodríguez, Vicki Ruiz, Javier Villarreal, and Emilio Zamora..Noche Cultural Featuring Musical Group Huehuetl
February 25, 2011@ 9:00am NACCS Tejas Foco Conference: Mouthfeel Press Poets Panel. South Texas Community College, McAllen, TX.
February 24, 2011 @8pm, Noche de Furia Poetry Reading, Cocina del Caribe, 523 N.Conway, Mission, TX. Poetry reading featuring Emmy Perez, Katie Hoerth, Lady Mariposa, Lina Suarez, Erika Garza Johnson, and Noemi Martinez with special guest reader, ire’ne lara silva, author of furia. Followed by Open Mic & Book-signing. Sponsored in part by the Mexican American Studies program at UTPA, NACCS TEJAS FOCO, and Cocina del Caribe.
February 24, 2011 @11am. Poetry Reading and Discussion with Vidas Cruzadas Writing Group at El Milagro Clinic, McAllen, TX. Sponsored by the Mexican American Studies Program at UTPA.
February 23, 2011 @ 6pm Poetry Reading & Book-Signing, UTPA Library, 3rd Floor Faculty Lounge, Edinburg, TX. Sponsored by the Mexican American Studies program at UTPA.
JAN 28, 2011 7PM CantoMundo/Macondo Latin@ Poets’ Reading featuring poet-members of Macondo and CantoMundo including Emmy Perez, Moises S. L. lara, Celeste Guzman Mendoza, Liliana Valenzuela, Gloria Amescua, and ire’ne lara silva. Resistencia Bookstore, 1801-A S. 1st St., Austin, TX
NOV 17, 2010 7PM. ire’ne lara silva reading from furia. Guest poets and writers include Ramona Reeves and Moises S. L. Lara. Booksigning will immediately follow reading. Bookwoman, 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX http://www.ebookwoman.com/
NOV 10, 2010 5PM. Queer People of Color and their Allies at UT-Austin present Staceyann Chin along with local poets. Multipurpose Room, San Jacinto Dorm, UT-Austin
NOV 6, 2010 7:15-9:30PM. Texas A room of Her Own Foundation “We Roll Big” Reading at Bookwoman with featured conference writers, Austin singer/song-writers, booksignings, refreshments, raffles, and other surprises. 5501 N. Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX. http://www.aroho.org/tex
NOV 5, 2010 4:30pm and 7pm. El Mundo Zurdo: An International Conference on Anzalduan Thought and Art and Performance. Mouthfeel Press Poets Panel at 4:30pm. UTSA Downtown Campus. Noche de Cultura at 7pm at Gallista Gallery, 1913 S. Flores St., San Antonio, TXhttp://colfa.utsa.edu/English/mundozurdo.html
NOV 3, 2010 7pm. Featured Poets: ire’ne lara silva and Moises S. L. Lara. Hosted by Josie Mixon. Barnes & Noble–Ingram Festival, San Antonio, TX\
OCT 24, 2010 7pm furia Book Release with Guest poets: jo reyes-boitel, Moises S. L. Lara. and Enrique Cabrera @ New India Cuisine, 2304 S. Congress, Austin, TX. http://www.newindia.us