Daisy Hernández

Speaking Engagements


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For speaking requests contact the Jodi Solomon Speakers Bureau.

“Daisy was FABULOUS! …Three of my own professors were scribbling notes with the vigor of a student cramming for information on the day before the final. It was beautiful.
— Sonoma State University
… people absolutely loved her. They are still talking about her lecture and how it has influenced their thinking. That is pretty wonderful feedback coming from a wide range of folk: young, middle-aged, white, people of color, men, women. Daisy was a hit in Minnesota!
— University of Minnesota

please note I’ll be doing a limited number of engagements in
2019 and 2020.

For twelve years, I've been speaking
at colleges, conferences and organizations
about political and social issues including:

feminism, race and writing true stories

immigrant families and queer identity

media representations & ethnic communities

memoir writing as political action

spirituality and women's lives

... and now: "Love In a Time of Trump"

I appreciate the shout out from Sen. Bernie Sanders for my reporting.
Read the story at The Atlantic.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements + Events


Past Events


March 28, 2019: KEYNOTE at Middle Tennessee State University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Conference

July 25, 2019: Reading at Malvern Books from the new edition of Colonize This!


January 6, 2018: MLA panel of Latina writers, New York City

January 29-Feb.2 2018: Writer-in-Residency & Lecture, Davidson College

Feb. 26, 2018: Arts & Activism Panel with Julia Alvarez, UNC Chapel Hill

March 8, 2018: “Feminist Flash” at AWP,  Tampa, FL

March 10, 2018: “Blood of my Blood: Writing about Family, Tribe and Inheritances of the Heart” at AWP, Tampa, FL

March 10, 2018: Brevity reading at AWP, Tampa, FL

March 10, 2018: "Negotiating Race, Gender and Class as Female Faculty of Color"

March 24, 2018: Reading at Duende Pop-up, Washington DC

April 20-25, 2018: Feria Internacional del Libro de Bogotá

April 4, 2018: Northern Arizona University, Keynote: Immigration, Global Health and Narrative Nonfiction

May 19, 2018: LGBTQ panel at Greensboro Bound: A Literary Festival

May 25, 2018: Teaching at the Creative Nonfiction Writing Conference “The Lyric Essay: More Than Just Pretty Writing”

Oct. 25, 2018: Reading at Books & Books in Coral Gables, FL

Nov. 1, 2018: Nonfiction Now Conference in Phoenix


March 2, 2017: Keynote at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

March 15, 2017: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

March 29, 2017: American College Personnel Association, Columbus, Ohio

June, 2017: Nonfiction Now Conference, Iceland

October 14, 2017: East Coast Migrant Forum, Atlanta

November 18, 2017: Keynote, Oregon Students of Color Conference


Feb. 11: Mt. Holyoke, English and Women’s Studies Departments, and La FAMILIA

Feb. 25: Reading at Vanderbilt University, 7pm

April 5, 2016: The Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington Collegem Chestertown, MD

Sept. 4, 2016: Union College, New York, 8:30pm

Sept. 26, 2016: Reading at the 28th Annual Pen/Faulkner Celebration

Oct. 22, 2016:  Women and Spirituality Conference, Minnesota State University Mankato

Oct. 26, 2016: Rutgers University, Latina/o Studies Working Group, in conversation with author Rigoberto González


To Book Daisy Hernández, contact the Jodi Solomon Speakers Bureau.