Second Thursday Open Mic featuring Liliana Valenzuela
Second Thursday Open Mic- Hosted by Cindy Huyser
Featuring Liliana Valenzuela
Let's stay at home and still enjoy poetry! Cindy Huyser is hosting and the e-mail address for Zoom contact info is
Join us in welcoming Austin poet and translator Liliana Valenzuela! Liliana will be sharing poems from her new book, Codex of Love. A round- robin-style Open Mic follows the featured reading. We are a diverse and supportive venue. Bring poems to share!
Liliana Valenzuela is the author of Codex of Journeys: Bendito Camino (Flowersong Books, 2020) and several artisan chapbooks. Her poetry has appeared in Edinburgh Review, Indiana Review, Tigertail, Huizache, Borderlands, Drunken Boat, and other publications. She has received writing awards and recognition from Luz Bilingual Publishing, Austin International Poetry Festival, Drunken Boat, Indiana Review, Austin Poetry Society, and the Chicano/Latino Literary Award, and has held residencies at Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow and Vermont Studio Center. An acclaimed translator of U.S. Latinx writers Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez, Denise Chávez, Dagoberto Gilb, Cristina García, and others, Valenzuela was a guest of honor at the Congreso de la Real Academia de la Lengua Española in Córdoba, Argentina, in 2018. An inaugural CantoMundo fellow and a long-time Macondo Writers Workshop member, she writes poetry, essays, journalism, and is currently working on a memoir. She is the former editor of ¡Ahora Sí!, the Spanish publication of the Austin American-Statesman and is now a staff translator for Aparicio Publishing. A native of Mexico City, Valenzuela lives and works in Austin, Texas.