2019   (PDF of Appearances)

“Sergio Troncoso has dedicated his life to creating a positive learning environment through reading and making a difference in people’s lives. His presentation at Ysleta Middle School was an enthusiastic inspiration to parents, teachers, and most of all students who are growing up in struggling neighborhoods as did Mr. Troncoso. This presentation set the foundation to encourage multiculturalism and academic excellence in schools, and promoted literacy. Mr. Troncoso is a role model for bilingual communities. His life stories gained the respect of everyone in attendance, infusing his audience with tremendous motivation and instilling in them an appetite for the joys of learning through literacy. His passion for literacy, literature, and bilingualism was empowering!”
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Melissa A. Jordan, Communities in Schools Program Coordinator, Ysleta Middle School, El Paso, Texas

Sergio Troncoso is a sought-after speaker at high schools, colleges, and universities across the nation. To schedule a reading or appearance, or to arrange a talk with your book club or school group, contact him at SergioTroncoso(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

“This past June, I was honored to attend Session I of the 2016 Yale Writers’ Conference, where I studied Creative Nonfiction for ten days under the guidance of Sergio Troncoso. The experience I had resonates with me to this day. I entered the Conference as a recent college graduate, knowing only that I loved to write; I emerged with a radically altered perspective as to how I could cultivate that long-held passion into a life, education and career. Working with Sergio was an incredible experience, and he has remained an invaluable mentor and source of inspiration. I couldn’t have asked for a better guide through unfamiliar writing territory, nor could I have asked for better classmates to work with along the way. I highly recommend this experience to anyone and everyone with a love for the craft.”
---Beverley Catlett, 2016 Nonfiction Workshop, Yale Writers’ Conference

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“Amazing to witness--and it was all for me: Sergio elevating my essay to a higher level through his extensive written critique as well as speaking with me in our conference where, collaborating with me, he discovered even more ways to go deeper and richer. I have yet to find an instructor so generous with his time, with such top-tier intelligence, talent and guidance, and who is so dedicated and ambitious for his students. His edits and critique include important aspects such as improved sequencing, plot and clarity, as well as how to explore and enrich character, and to find or expand meaning. His availability to his students is unsurpassed in my book. He truly cares that his students aim and go high. Sergio is excellence across the board.”
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Katherine Samon, 2017 Nonfiction Workshop, Yale Writers’ Conference

“Sergio Troncoso’s workshop at Yale exceeded all my expectations. Not only did Sergio devote a great deal of time and care to the work of each student, but he also managed to create a deep sense of camaraderie and cohesion among a group of ten disparate writers in the course of a week--no small feat. I left Sergio’s workshop feeling inspired about my novel and carrying with me useful insights about the voice, point of view, and sentence-level craft of the excerpt I had submitted. This was an invaluable experience.”
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Sarah Courteau, 2018 Fiction Workshop, Yale Writers’ Workshop

March 29, 2019, 4:30-5:45 PM---Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Panel: “How to Overcome Discouragement and Use It as a Motivating Tool,” A106, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR.

April 26-27, 2019---Texas Institute of Letters, Annual Banquet, McAllen, TX.

April 29, 2019---South Texas College, McAllen, TX.

June 1-6, 2019---Fiction Workshop, Yale Writers’ Workshop, New Haven, CT.

October 5, 2019---Connecticut Literary Festival, Hartford, CT.

October 10-12, 2019---Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association, Fall Trade Show, Denver, CO.

October 17, 2019---Upper Westside: By Invitation Only, Book Launch for A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son, New York, NY.

November 1, 2019---Dobie Dichos, Literary Festival, Oakville, TX.

November 5, 2019, 5:00 PM---Sergio Troncoso Branch Library, 9321 Alameda Avenue, El Paso, TX.

February 12, 2019, 7:00-9:30 PM---Pen Parentis Literary Salon, The Hideout at Killarney Rose, 80 Beaver Street, New York, NY.

February 20, 2019---Sergio Troncoso Branch Library (Pavo Real Recreational Center), Troncoso Reading Prizes, El Paso, TX.

March 14, 2019---National Book Critics Circle Awards, New York, NY.