Selected Recent Readings, Panels, Presentations, Etc.

Watch a short film about Valerie's poem "It is Not" - Blank Verse Films

Created by filmmaker Mike Gioia, this is one of a series of short films featuring poems by US poets.


Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 12:10 pm. "Writing Medicine: The Role of Artists in Cultural and Community Healing." (Michelle Otero, Valerie Martinez, Anel Flores, Chasity Salvador, Maya Chapina). Panelists offer reflections on their healing practices, from hosting pláticas following the Pulse Nightclub shooting, to working with Central American migrants at the border, to rewriting the centuries-old proclamation for the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Associated Writing Programs (AWP) national conference, San Antonio, TX.


January 21, 28 and February 4 - 6 pm. "Inside Opera: Il Postino."  Three, free interactive presentations about Il Postino the novel, film and opera (the latter staged by Opera Southwest at the NHCC February 2020) presented by Valerie Martinez and Olivera Prezant. National Hispanic Cultural Center.

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