Guest: Meet the Author, Chocobar Cortés BX, Bronx, N.Y., September 19, 2022


Panelist: Groovy Kind of Death: Mysteries Set in the ’60s and ’70s, Bouchercon, Minneapolis, Minn., September 2022

Guest: Story Hour, Livestream Speculative Fiction Readings, May 2022

Moderator: “Mysteries for All Ages,” Malice Domestic, Bethesda, Maryland, April 2022

Panel: “Noir as an Agent for Social Change: A Look at Transgressive Crime Fiction,” Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), Philadelphia, Penn., March 2022

Moderator/Curator: “International Noir” Reading Group, Center for Fiction, November 2021

DC Noir at the Bar, November 15, 2020.

On Sunday, November 8, 2020, I’ll be speaking to the I.E. Latinx Book & Chisme Club for Hipster Death Rattle: Discussion with the author, Richie Narvaez. For more information about this private group, go here.

Panel: “How Do I Get It Write?” at CrimeCONN (Express), with Jill Fletcher, Reed Coleman, Alexia Gordon, on November 5. For information, go here.

LaGuardia Community College: Hipster Death Rattle, Discussion with author Richie Narvaez, 11 a.m., November 5. For details, go here.

Panel: “Looking for the Answers: Latinx Authors Amplify Teen Voices” at Harris County Public Library, with  Alex Temblador and Anna Garcia Schaper, on October 29. A video of the event is available here.

Panel: “The Future of Noir” at Bouchercon 2020, with Holly West, Michael Bracken, Craig Faustus Buck, and Kelli Stanley, on October 17, 2020.

I’ll be part of the panel “Growing Up Mysterious: Juvenile and Young Adult Crime Fiction” at the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter meeting, with Victoria Bond, T.R. Simon, and Melanie Rehak, on October 7.

Starting Wednesday, September 30: Creating a Nuyorican Identity: A Reading Group with Richie Narvaez Four reading groups sessions at the Center for Fiction. As a commonwealth, Puerto Rico has a strange, strained relationship with the U.S., and Nuyoricans (Puerto Ricans who were born or lived in New York) often struggle with their sense of identity because of that. In this reading group, we will discuss four coming-of-age narratives and how they grapple with the ideas of identity, home, assimilation, and colonization/decolonization. For more information, go here:

On July 11, 2020, at 4 p.m., celebrate the re-publication of LATINX RISING: AN ANTHOLOGY OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY. Join Read Aloud host Yadhira Gonzalez-Taylor and the editor Matthew David Goodwin and authors Kathleen Alcalá, Pablo Brescia, Carl Marcum, and Richie Narvaez as each reads from their work. Ask questions and interact with our participants after the readings. Go here for the event:

June 26, 2020 Reading from the Pa’Que Tu Los Sepas anthology
As part of Two Bad Apples Present: Reading for Relief Night 2, featuring the Two Hectors, Acosta and Duarte, Carmen Jaramillo, Jessica Laine, Cina Pelayo, Alex Segura, Richie Narvaez, y Desiree Zamorano. FYI, as part of this two-day event, Once Upon A Crime bookstore and the Astoria Bookshop sold $3,000 worth of books, and $2,100 was donated to charities, including Redeemer Center for Life, Black Lives Matter, Minneapolis Foundation’s Fund for Safe Communities, Division of Indian Work, and Little Earth Residents Association. Watch the replay here:

June 19, 2020 Lockdown: Noir at the Bar
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May 21, 2020 Virtual Noir at the Bar – Out of Town 2
Reading with Hector Acosta, Erik Arneson, S.A. Cosby, Nikki Dolson, Ashley Erwin, Richie Narvaez, Anthony Neil Smith, and JB Stevens. Watch the replay here:–5/1