Portrait of Claudia in the summer
Summer is moving along at a fast clip. I was very lucky to travel to El Salvador at the end of June to visit my family there. COVID protocols were strict there and I felt safe from that perspective everywhere I went. I know this last trip to my home country will show up in my writing as my previous trips have done.
This July there is a flurry of activity happening:
This upcoming Saturday 7/17/21 I am leading a webinar for Hedgebrook – Between and Around the Lines.
Next week on the 7/21/21 at 7 p.m. I will be leading a book discussion for KCTS 9 of Donna Miscolta’s wonderful book, Hola and Goodbye.This is in collaboration with Third Place Books and PBS Books.
Finally, this upcoming week I will be part of the fabulous, annual, Port Townsend Writers Conference.
I hope to see you around town in Seattle, now that we can once again go to a cafe or restaurant for an iced coffee, or virtually at any, or all, of these upcoming events.

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