2015   (PDF of Readings and Appearances)

February 4-6, 2015---University of Michigan, Zell Visiting Writers Series, Public Reading and Book-signing on Thursday, February 5th at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, 5 PM-6 PM, Ann Arbor, MI.

March 27, 2015, 1:00 PM---“A Mexican American’s Writer’s Life: Creating Character and Building Readership,” Center for Mexican American Studies, Student Center South, Room 224-Heights, University of Houston, Houston, TX.

April 9, 2015, 10:30-11:45 AM---Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Annual Conference, Pedagogy Panel on “Character Is Action,” Room 208 C&D, Level 2: Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN.

April 17, 2015, 9:00-9:50 AM---“From El Paso to Brownsville:  Border Authors,” Texas Library Association, Annual Convention, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX.

April 24, 7:30-9:00 PM---Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY.

“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@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

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May 15, 2015, 9:00-11:00 AM---Keynote address for annual conference, “¡Amor!  Más allá de la frontera,” City University of New York, Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New Building, 6th Floor, Moot Court, New York, NY.

June 1, 2015, 7:00 PM---Roar Reading Series, UConn Coop Bookstore in Storrs Center, Storrs, CT.

June 6-21, 2015---Yale Writers’ Conference, Resident Faculty, New Haven, CT.

June 22-26, 2015---George Caleb Bingham Academy, Writing Program, Independence, MO.

August 13, 2015---Northern Essex Community College, Summer Bridge Program, 45 Franklin Street, Lawrence, MA.

October 1-2, 2015---El Paso Public Library, Fundraiser on October 1 (6:00-10:00 PM; location to be announced); Official renaming of Sergio Troncoso Branch Library on October 2 (2:00 PM), 9321 Alameda, El Paso, TX.