news & events



Washington, DC: Lost City Books, June 9, 2022, 7:30pm

The Writer’s Center: Craft Talk: July 28, 7pm:


Writers & Books, Virtual, May 9, 2022:

WASHINGTON, DC: December 8, 2019: 3:00 pm: In Your Ear Reading Series, DC Arts Center

BALTIMORE: November 2, 2019: 2:00 – 3:00 pm on the CityLit Stage: “Ordinary Girls: Jaquira Diaz in Conversation with Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes”

BETHESDA: September 14, 2019: “Conversation with Debut Novelists,” Publish Now, The Writer’ Center, Bethesda, MD, 2019.

BOSTON: “Writing the Past to Speak of the Present,” Muse and the Marketplace Conference, Boston, MA, 2018.

COLLEGE PARK: “Form and Fiction,” UMD English: Forms Symposium, College Park, MD, 2018.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: “In conversation with Jesus Carrasco,” Alan Cheuse International Writer’s Center, DC, 2018.

CHARLOTTESVILLE: “Youth in Revolt,” Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA, 2018.

TAMPA: “Writing the Revolution: Not Why but How,” Association of Writers and Writer’s Programs, Tampa, FL, 2018.

TAMPA: “Write What You Know but Know It All: Research as Catalyst in Fiction.” Association of Writers and Writer’s Programs, Tampa, FL, 2018.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: “Community, History, Memory,” Duende District’s Latinx Book Club, Washington, DC, 2018. “The Young and The Restless.” Fall for the Book Festival. Fairfax, VA, 2017.

BROOKLYN: Brooklyn Book Fair: 9/17/17: 3:00

WASHINGTON, DC: Potter’s House: Reading with Patricia Park, 9/18/17:

FAIRFAX, VA: Fall for the Book: 10/13/17: 1:30 pm

NEW ORLEANS: 3/24/17: 2:30 pm: Tennessee Williams Literary Festival:

NEW ORLEANS: 3/25/17: 10 am: Tennessee Williams Literary Festival:

NYC: 5/11/17 & 5/12/17: One Story Reading & Debutante Ball!

Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove: Reading: Feb 23, 7:00pm

CU-Boulder Creative Writing Readers Series: Feb 21, Norlin Library, 7:30pm

Miami, FL: Miami Book Fair: Sunday, November 20 at 12:30 p.m., Room 8303, Bldg. 8, Miami Dade College/Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave.

Columbus, SC: November 4, 2016, Shark’s Parlor, University of South Carolina

Athens, GA: November 8, 2016, Spotlight on the Arts: UGA CWP: Ciné Athens

Athens, GA: September 23, 2016, Avid Bookshop Hosts: Fire Hall #2, 489 Prince Avenue: 6:30pm

Madison, WI: September 12, 2016, Barnes & Nobles: 7:00pm. 7433 Mineral Point Rd.

Chicago, IL: September 9, 2016, City Lit Books: 6:30 pm

Atlanta, GA: September 3, 2016: AJC Decatur Book Festival: 12:30-1:15: YOUTH AND FREEDOM with Nicole Dennis-Benn!


Review by Kaitlyn Greenidge  on The Fader, “What The Best Authors Of 2016 Read This Year

The Sleeping World named “New and Necessary” by Rigoberto Gonzalez for NBC Latino

The Sleeping World named one of the Best Fiction Books of 2016 by Entropy Magazine

The Sleeping World on the  New York Times Book Review Short List

PEN Ten Interview on PEN America

“The Elephant’s Foot” named Distinguished Story in Best American Short Stories 2016

The Nervous Breakdown Self Interview

Publishers Weekly Review

“Two Gallon Heart” Long Listed for Cosmonauts Avenue Fiction Prize

TK Podcast with James Scott

First Chapter of The Sleeping World in Arcturus Magazine

Review of The Sleeping World in Isthmus

Review of The Sleeping World in Lute and Drum

Weird Sister Interview

The Sleeping World bookmarked in Sept. 2016 issue of Ms. Magazine

The Sleeping World picked for Mysterious Bookshop’s “First Mystery Book Club”

The Sleeping World playlist at Large Hearted Boy