A fresh perspective for panels and workshops

Désirée Zamorano has wrestled with culture, identity, and the invisibility of Latinas from early on, and addressed that in her commentaries, which have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, NPR’s Latino USA and Publishers Weekly.

She can lend a lively presence to any discussion of the arts, creativity, education, identity and writing. Désirée is a skilled and experienced facilitator and vibrant public speaker. She’s delighted to participate in readings, panels and facilitate workshops.

Notable engagements include:

  • Generative Fiction Workshop Leader for Women Who Submit
  • Organizer and Moderator for Occidental College’s ISLA Writer Series
  • Pasadena’s LitFest past organizer and moderator, including Jade Chang, Erika Hayasaki and Jessica Ceballos
  • Reader for LA Grand Park’s Noir at Night
  • Moderator for a mystery writers panel that included Naomi Hirahara and Dianne Emley
  • La Crescenta Women’s Club

To discuss booking Désirée Zamorano, email the date and details.

Past events

  • 90for90 Writ Large Press
  • AWP Conference & Bookfair
  • Bindercon/LA
  • Book Expo America 2014
  • Cabrini Literary Guild
  • Flor de Nopal Literary Festival
  • Grand Park Downtown Bookfest
  • LA Bindercon
  • LA Latino Book & Family Festival
  • LA Lit Crawl
  • LA Times Festival of Books
  • Literary Orange
  • LitFest Pasadena
  • New Short Fiction Series
  • A Night of Noir Reading
  • Roar Shack Reading Series
  • Texas Book Festival
  • Tuscon Festival of Books
  • Vegas Valley Book Festival
  • Virtual Book Tour
  • WeHo Reads: Noir
  • Women Writers on the Verge


  • Avenue 50 Studio
  • Book Show LA
  • Book Smart
  • Books Inc Opera Plaza
  • Ebell Theater
  • Libreria Martinez
  • Conversations with Las Comadres
  • Crowell Library
  • Holy Grounds Coffee and Tea
  • La Casa Azul Bookstore
  • The Last Bookstore
  • Museum of Neon Art (MONA)
  • OC Public Libraries
  • Occidental College
  • Skylight Books
  • Vroman’s Bookstore
  • Whittwood Branch Library

Join my mailing list for fun updates!