Wendy C. Ortiz

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Wendy C. Ortiz is the author of Excavation: A Memoir (Future Tense Books, 2014), Hollywood Notebook (Writ Large Press, 2015), and the dreamoir Bruja (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). In 2016 Bustle named her one of “9 Women Writers Who Are Breaking New Nonfiction Territory.” Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Rumpus, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the National Book Critics Circle Small Press Spotlight blog. Her writing has appeared in such venues as The New York Times, Joyland, StoryQuarterly, and a year-long series appeared at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Most recently her “Urban Liminal” series of texts appear alongside signature graphic representations of the projects of Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects in the boo

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From Oct. 17th through Nov. 18th you can enter here at Goodreads for a chance to win a signed copy of BRUJA (release date 10/31/16,
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Excavation: A Memoir

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Bruja

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Hollywood Notebook

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Latina Writers Conference
Author appearance, September 08, 2018 09:00AM
Plaza de la Raza, 3540 N. Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA, US

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Drunken Masters
Author appearance, October 04, 2018 07:30PM
The Escondite, 410 Boyd St., Los Angeles, CA, US

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Los Angeles: reading + Q & A
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Lidia Yuknavitch
“If I could go back, I'd coach myself. I'd be the woman who taught me how to stand up, how to want things, how to ask for them. I'd be the woman who says, your mind, your imagination, they are everything. Look how beautiful. You deserve to sit at the table. The radiance falls on all of us.”
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“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”
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