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Claudia in Mexico with mural.
Hello everyone!
 
Today is the first day of autumn and here in Seattle there is distinct coolness in the air.
 
I am excited to be teaching Introduction to Creative Writing at Seattle University. I am looking forward to the poems and stories
the students will write in the coming weeks.
 
Here are a few other events in my calendar this fall:
 
Sept 24 to 26 is LiTFUSE 
The weekend in Tieton at LiTFUSE is something I look forward to year round. This year the conference is virtual and jam- packed with interesting classes and talks. I will be giving the keynote on Saturday, teaching a master class on Friday and another class on Saturday.
 
On Monday Sept 27 I will be in conversation with writer and translator Miguel Rivera who translated into English the book of poems In the Courtyard of the Moon (Tia Chucha Press), by the Guatemalan poet Humberto Ak’abal who wrote the poems in his native K’iché and himself translated them into Spanish before his untimely death. Elliott Bay Books 6 p.m.
 
September 28 Hugo House, Seattle
SO pleased to be teaching a class in Spanish this fall: Obedece a tu genio literario. The class is also free!
 
October 22 San Francisco State University Latinx Speaker Series
I am very much looking forward to doing this presentation!
 
Be well!
– Claudia Castro Luna

If you’re interested in some of my most recent work, please check out the anthology There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis, edited by Track K. Smith and John Freeman.


Claudia Castro LunaClaudia Castro Luna is an Academy of American Poets Poet Laureate fellow (2019), WA State Poet Laureate (2018 – 2021) and Seattle’s inaugural Civic Poet (2015-2018), the author of One River, A Thousand Voices (Chin Music Press), the Pushcart nominated  Killing Marías (Two Sylvias Press) also shortlisted for WA State 2018 Book Award in poetry, and the chapbook This City (Floating Bridge Press). Her most recent non-fiction is forthcoming in There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis (Vintage) due out in May 2021. Born in El Salvador she came to the United States in 1981. Living in English and Spanish, Claudia writes and teaches in Seattle on unceded Duwamish lands where she gardens and keeps chickens with her husband and their three children.

Claudia standing between book shelves - black & white