Conferences and Appearances

It's been a great pleasure and honor to take part in these events:


2014

NINC Conference

NINC (Novelists, Inc) Conference
Florida
October 7-12, 2014
NINC (Novelists, Inc.)

 

Rock Valley College | Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month: Latinas Who Rock
Rock Valley Community College, Rockford, Illinois
October 1, 2014
Rock Valley Community College

 

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month
September 2014
Hispanic Heritage Month

 

Palomar community college | >Mass Communication 100 and Magazine Writing

Mass Communication 100 and Magazine Writing (produces school magazine!)
Classes start at Palomar Community College
August 25, 2014
Palomar Community College

 

UCSD Extension Creative Nonfiction/Memoir Class

Sylvia will be teaching “Personality That Ticks: Developing Character for Creative Non-fiction and Memoir Writing”
UCSD Extension Creative Nonfiction/Memoir Class
July 15-August 19, 2014
UCSD Extension Creative Nonfiction

 

Romance Writers of America National Conference

Romance Writers of America National Conference
San Antonio, Texas
July 23-26, 2014
Romance Writers of America®  34th Annual Conference

 

American Library Association Conference

American Library Association Conference
Sylvia will be signing The Book of Latina Women at the Latino Literary
Association Booth: Saturday, 1:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
June 28-29, 2014
American Library Association Conference (Las Vegas)

 

International Latino Book Awards

International Latino Book Awards
Las Vegas/American Library Association Conference & Awards Ceremony
**Sylvia’s The Book of Latina Women: 150 Vidas of Passion, Strength, and Success, is a finalist in the “Best Women’s Issues” category. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.
June 28, 2014
International Latino Book Awards

 

San Diego Book Awards

San Diego Book Awards
The Twentieth Annual San Diego Book and Writing Awards will be held on Saturday June 21, 2014, 6-10 pm
June 21, 2014
San Diego Book Awards

 

Writers’ Expo

Writers’ Expo
University of Phoenix 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Will be signing and talking books with a dozen other authors.
June 21, 2014
San Diego Book Awards

 

Cal State University San Marcos | Gender Equity /Women’s Celebration

Leadership North County Seminar
A Community Leadership Program offered by the Department for Community Engagement at Cal State University San Marcos
**Sylvia will be a Media Panelist, joining Chris Jennewein, Editor/Publisher--Times of San Diego and Tyler Anderson--Founder/CEO, Casual Fridays
June 19, 2014
Cal State San Marcos - Leadership North county Seminar

 

2013

Cal State University San Marcos | Gender Equity /Women’s Celebration

Gender Equity /Women’s Celebration
Cal State University San Marcos
November 7, 2013
csusm.edu

 

Cal State University, San Bernardino | Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Cal State University, San Bernardino
October 2013
csusb.edu

UCSD Extension | Making Personality Tick: Developing Character for Creative Non-fiction

Making Personality Tick: Developing Character for Creative Non-fiction
UCSD Extension

September 23-November 4, 2013
extension.ucsd.edu

University of La Verne | Latino Author Summit

Latino Author Summit
In Conjunction with the Latino Education Access and Development (LEAD) Conference
University of La Verne

La Verne, CA
September 21, 2013
laverne.edu

Palomar Community College | Intro to Mass Media Classes

Fall Semester
Intro to Mass Media Classes
Palomar Community College
San Marcos, CA 92078

August-December, 2013
palomar.edu

Chapman University | The Book of Latina Women: 150 Vidas of Passion, Strength, and Success

The Book of Latina Women: 150 Vidas of Passion, Strength, and Success
Booksigning Event with Artist Aydee Lopez Martinez
Author/Artist Reception
Martinez de Chapman University

Santa Ana, CA
June 1, 2013
chapman.edu/ces/libreria-martinez.aspx

Montgomery High School

The Writing Life & The Influence of Latinas presented to various media classes and young women’s groups.
Montgomery High School, San Diego

May 9, 2013
moh.sweetwaterschools.org

LA Jolla Writers Conference Speaking Engagement

Career day
Academy of Our Lady of Peace, San Diego

Sylvia’s Alma mater.
April 17, 2013
aolp.org/

 

2012

Teaching | Making Personality Tick: Developing Character for Creative Non-fiction & Memoir

Making Personality Tick: Developing Character for Creative Non-fiction & Memoir
UCSD Extension
San Diego
October 2 - November 6, 2012   - Tuesday nights @ La Jolla campus
extension.ucsd.edu

LA Jolla Writers Conference Speaking Engagement

YOUNG WRITERS’ CONFERENCE
Tulita Elementary School
September 24, 2012
Redondo Beach, CA
www.youngwritersconference.org

 

Hispanic Literacy Day

Hispanic Literacy Day Sylvia will be speaking on a panel with authors Aurelia Flores and Erin Siegal. Latino Stories of Strength, Spirit and Passion
Chula Vista Public Library - San Diego
September 15, 2012
Hispanic Literacy Day

Romance Writers of America National Conference

RWA NATIONAL CONFERENCE
July 24-29, 2012
Anaheim, CA
www.rwa.org

SAN DIEGO BOOK AWARDS BANQUET: Keynote Speaker

SAN DIEGO BOOK AWARDS BANQUET: Keynote Speaker
San Diego, CA
June 9, 2012
Especially proud of my fellow homegrown authors!!
www.sdbookawards.com

2011

LA Jolla Writers Conference Speaking Engagement

LA JOLLA WRITERS’ CONFERENCE
San Diego, CA
November 4-6, 2011
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
www.lajollawritersconference.com

LA Jolla Writers Conference Speaking Engagement

YOUNG WRITERS’ CONFERENCE
El Rodeo Elementary School
June 13, 2011
Beverly Hills, CA
www.youngwritersconference.org

 

LA Jolla Writers Conference Speaking Engagement

ACADEMY OF OUR LADY OF PEACE CAREER DAY
San Diego, CA
May 2, 2011
(Sylvia’s Alma Mater)
www.aolp.org

Presentation Included:

  • Disneyland, Death Row and Daring LatinasExplaining life as a freelance journalist, author and editor
LA Jolla Writers Conference Speaking Engagement

THE NEW WAVE OF JOURNALISM:
2011 SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS (SPJ) REGIONAL SPRING CONFERENCE
San Diego, CA
April 29-30, 2011
Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn & Suites
www.spjsandiego.org

LA Jolla Writers Conference Speaking Engagement

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF HISPANICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION CONVENTION (AAHHE): CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR CHALLENGING TIMES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
San Antonio, TX
March 3-5, 2011
Hyatt Regency Riverwalk
www.aahhe.org

LA Jolla Writers Conference Speaking Engagement

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WRITERS’ CONFERENCE
San Diego, CA
February 18-21, 2011
Crowne Plaza Hanalei San Diego
www.writersconference.com

 

PAST APPEARANCES

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Women

  • National Women’s History Project Annual Convention
  • Jenna Druck Young Women’s Leadership Conference
  • Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority National Convention (Keynote)

 

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Writing

  • Book Expo America (BEA)
  • C-Span Book TV
  • L.A. Times Festival of Books
  • Southern California Writers’ Association
  • La Jolla Writers’ Conference
  • Unity Journalism Conference
  • Writer’s Roundtable
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Borders
  • Romance Writers of America, San Diego Chapter
  • Southern California Writers’ Conference
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Southern California Media Professionals
  • San Diego County Libraries
  • East Los Angeles Library—Latina Author Panel
  • California School Library Association Conference
  • California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) Annual Convention
  • Greater San Diego Council of Teachers of English—Promising Practices Conference
  • California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE) Annual Convention

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Education

  • Sonoma State University
  • California State University San Marcos,
  • Cal State University, Northridge
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Center
  • UC Riverside Puente Conference
  • Mira Costa College
  • Palomar Community College
  • La Costa Canyon High School
  • Mt. Miguel High School—Latina Empowerment Conference
  • Ramona High School
  • Digueño Middle School
  • San Marcos Unified School District
  • Girls’ Rehabilitation Facility/Juvenile Hall Book Club (San Diego)

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Latino

  • Latino Book & Family Festival
  • Adelante Mujer Conference
  • Latina Success Conference
  • Powerful Latina Teleconference
  • Hispanic Women’s Corporation Annual Convention
  • National Latina Business Women’s Association – San Diego
  • National Hispanic Women’s Conference (sponsored by the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation)
  • Hispanic Lifestyle Conference
  • National Hispana Leadership Institute National Convention
  • National Association of Hispanic Publications, Convention (Keynote)

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Business / Other

  • Administrative Professionals Conference
  • Ft. Irwin National Training Center
    Ft. Irwin, California. 1-11th Armor Cavalry Regiment—Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration (Keynote)