2014   (Downloadable PDF of Readings and Appearances)

February 27-March 1, 2014---Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference: "Passive Characters in Contemporary Fiction: Writing Problem or Literary Strategy?" Friday, February 28 at 9:00-10:15 AM, Room 613/614, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6; and "From Silver to Gold: A Case Study in Planning for the Next 25 Years at a Regional Writers' Center," Saturday, March 1 at 3:00-4:15 PM, Room 604, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6, Seattle, WA.

April 4-5, 2014---Texas Institute of Letters, Annual Meeting, Embassy Suites, 1001 E. McCarty Lane, San Marcos, TX.

May 18, 2014---International Writers Conference, National Writers Union, “Writing Across Borders,” University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY.

June 5, 2014, 6:00-8:00 PM, La Casa Azul Bookstore, 143 E. 103rd Street, New York, NY.

June 7-22, 2014---Yale Writers’ Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

“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 for him to talk with your book club or school group, contact him at SergioTroncoso@gmail.com.

Interview on New Letters on the Air with Angela Elam --- Angela Elam interviews Sergio Troncoso on New Letters on the Air, the longest continuously-running broadcast of a national literary radio series. Troncoso talks about his philosophical essays and using moral examples in literature to effect change and new perspectives. He reads from Crossing Borders: Personal Essays and From This Wicked Patch of Dust. (2013; mp3 audio format; 29 minutes)

“Sergio Troncoso reads with humor, dramatic flair, and such genuine sincerity that the audience cannot help but be deeply engaged and moved. His fiction and nonfiction defy easy stereotypes or expectations and should appeal to anyone interested in what it means to be an American, what it means to be a father, husband, daughter, sister, brother, or son. Sergio and his writing speak to life in the borderlands between Mexico and the United States, female and male, parent and child, healthy and ill in ways that are at once enlightening, provocative, stirring, and satisfying. His warmth and intelligence make everyone feel included in the conversation.”
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Eileen Pollack, author of Breaking and Entering, and professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

June 23-27, 2014---George Caleb Bingham Academy, Writing Program, Independence, MO.

June 28, 2014, 7:00 PM---Reading with Linda Rodriguez and Sergio Troncoso, The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO.

June 29, 2014, 10:00 AM---New Letters Weekend Writing Conference, Diastole Scholars’ Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2501 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO.

July 9, 2014, 6:30-8:30 PM---Kweli Third Annual Writers’ Conference, Dumbo Sky, 10 Jay Street, #903, New York, NY.

August 19, 2014---Northern Essex Community College, Summer Bridge Program, 45 Franklin Street, Lawrence, MA.

September 13, 2014, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM---Tu Libro Breakfast, Cafe Mayapan, 2000 Texas Avenue, El Paso, TX.

September 13, 2014, 2:00-4:00 PM---Barnes and Noble at The Fountains, 8889 Gateway Boulevard, El Paso, TX.

September 15, 2014, 7:00 PM---El Paso Community College, Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, Administration Services Center, 9050 Viscount, El Paso, Texas.

October 6, 2014, 7:00 PM---Roar Reading Series, UConn Coop Bookstore in Storrs Center, Storrs, CT.

October 22, 2014---New Rochelle High School, 265 Clove Road, New Rochelle, NY.

October 25-26, 2014---Texas Book Festival, State Capitol, Austin, TX.

November 20, 2014, 7:00 PM---Review 89: The Americas in New York, Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY.

April 9-11, 2015---Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Annual Conference, Pedagogy Panel on “Character Is Action,” Minneapolis, MN.

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