Projects and Events


January, 2022 — Distributed Curation Artist in Residence, with Maggie Nowinski. Presented and funded by A.P.E.@Hawley and SCDT and hosted by the Northampton Center for the Arts.

Selected Past Projects and Events

January 30, 2021 — Deuda Natal: Book Celebration and Reading with Mara Pastor and Anna Rosenwong. Hosted by the University of Arizona Press and moderated by Nicole Cecilia Delgado.

January 30, 2021 — Access/Axis Public Access Point: Our project explored making visible the space between—the intersection of public and private, inner and outer, individual and collective—through writing in space, collaboration with visual and installation artist Maggie Nowinski. Presented by A.P.E.@Hawley and SCDT and hosted by the Northampton Center for the Arts.

January 28, 2021 — Interview with Betto Arcos about his newest book, Music Stories From the Cosmic Barrio. Hosted by Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver CO.

January 26–29, 2021 — Access/Axis residency: a month-long project combining 3-day individual residency space for movement artists, public conversations and engagements around artists’ processes, and experiments in distributing curatorial labor and power among the artists involved. Presented by A.P.E@Hawley and SCDT and hosted by the Northampton Center for the Arts.

December 8, 2020 — Unbuttoned Presents: A special poet laureate event with a short open mic, readings by María José Giménez, and an artist conversation with guest artist Maggie Nowinski. Hosted by Alison Murchie, sponsored by Easthampton City Arts, and funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

April 30, 2020 — National Poetry Month reading, hosted by Radix Media.

April 26, 2020 — UNA PEÑA: Words, art, and sound by BIPOC artists, with Dr. Diana Alvarez, María José Giménez, Julissa Rodriguez, and Nicole M. Young, a project created and curated by 2019–2021 Easthampton Poet Laureate María José Giménez. Originally scheduled during National Poetry Month on Easthampton Poetry Day, April 18, 2020, at Book Moon, this inaugural event in the series is an Easthampton Poet Laureate event, in collaboration with Easthampton City Arts, as part ECA’s Poetry Month programming, with funding from the Mass Cultural Council.

December 18, 2019 — “Our Work and Why We Do it” hosted by Art Middleton, with Cheena Marie Lo, and Sara Wintz | Forbes Library, Northampton MA

November 21, 2019 — “Puerto Rican Literature and Translation” with Claudia Becerra, Cristina Pérez Días, Jacqui Cornetta, and Jennifer Acker, hosted by The Puerto Rico Review | Mil Mundos Books, Bushwick NY

October 27, 2019 — Staged reading of I KISSED CHAVELA VARGAS, by Monica Palacios, directed by Patricia Sandoval; with Diana Alvarez, Jocelyn López, Monica Palacios, and Nathalie Diaz | Gateway City Arts, Holyoke MA

September 2019 — Collaborative poem for Easthampton: Designed and led a collaborative writing process with poets Zoe Tuck and Alex Woolner for the Easthampton Futures Project, “a new model for citizen-driven development in Easthampton” that invited community members to envision and articulate the future of Arts & Culture for the City. The poets engaged in deep listening and input gathering for two hours; then, in a 45-minute emergent collaborative writing process, they crafted a synthesis poem to capture the collective expression and experience from the session. The poets read the final text to close the celebration. | Eastworks, Easthampton MA

June 25, 2019 — “Unbuttoned Presents” 2019 Easthampton Poet Laureate Inauguration, with Diana Alvarez, Nicole Young, and Henry Amistadi | Luthier’s Co-op, Easthampton MA

November, 2018 — The Common Issue 16 Community Reception, presented work by Mara Pastor in my English translation, with Puerto Rican writers Ana Teresa Toro, Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, María Luisa Arroyo Cruzado, and filmmaker Michelle Falcón; moderated by The Common Editor in Chief Jennifer Acker | Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA

December, 2018 — QUIERO VOLVER: A Xicanx Ritual Opera by Dr. Diana Alvarez, performed as “Agua Fuerte” | Smith College at the Academy of Music Theatre — Northampton MA

October, 2017 —  QUIERO VOLVER: A Xicanx Ritual Opera by Dr. Diana Alvarez, performed as “Agua Fuerte” | Leslie Phillips Theater, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke MA

October, 2016 —  US & THEM writer/translator reading series, read original and translated work; with Stephen Miller, Patrick Donnelly, Steven Kleinman, and Bela Shayevich | Molasses Books, Brooklyn NY