2020

“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.

“Sergio is passionate about getting the very best out of others. His dedication and encouragement during the June 2019 session fueled every single group member to take their work to the next level. Through his guidance, we learned to better understand our voices as writers and use them in a more effective way. Sergio quickly established a strong group dynamic and sense of trust, enabling us to thrive as writers in the short time we had together. On an individual basis, Sergio was second to none: he had studied our submitted manuscripts inside out, gave us full critiques and could guide each and every one of us through our unique strengths and weaknesses.”
---Russell Mattinson, 2019 Fiction Workshop, Yale Writers’ Workshop

“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’ Workshop

“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 14-15, 2020---CANCELED: Tucson Festival of Books: Saturday, 10:00 AM, Nuestras Raíces Stage: Short Stories; Sunday, 1:00 PM, Nuestras Raíces Stage: Memories; University of Arizona Campus, Tucson, AZ.

March 16-17, 2020---CANCELED: Tucson Festival of Books, Masters Workshops, University of Arizona Campus, Tucson, AZ.

March 27-28, 2020---CANCELED: Texas Institute of Letters, Annual Banquet, Georgetown, TX.

April 11, 2020, 2:00 PM---POSTPONED: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Salon Ortega, 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM.

April 15, 2020, 3:00 PM---Montgomery College-Tacoma Park, 7600 Takoma Avenue, Takoma Park, MD.

April 18-19, 2020---POSTPONED: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, University of Souther California, Los Angeles, CA.

June 5-16, 2020---Yale Writers’ Workshop, Session I and II: Nonfiction Intensive, New Haven, CT.

September 16-18, 2020---Aquinas College, Contemporary Writers Series, Grand Rapids, MI.

February 6, 2020, 7:00-9:00 PM--- La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA.

February 9, 2020, 3:00 PM--- Heritage Future: 1888 Center, “The Craft of Shaping a Short Story Collection,” 115 North Orange Street, Orange, CA.

February 13, 2020, 4:30 PM---Writers Week, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA.

February 18, 2020, 7:00 PM---The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD.

February 25, 2020, 7:00 PM---Society of Skeptics Speaker, Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ.