Daniel A. Olivas
PAST APPEARANCES

April 28-29, 2001: Signed Love to Mama at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

September 22, 2001: Read and signed Love to Mama at Fifth Annual African American Book Fair sponsored by Women of Color Enhancing their Minds Book Club.

December 8, 2001: Read and signed Fantasmas at Espresso Mi Cultura Bookstore.

February 21, 2002: Read and signed Fantasmas at Cultura Latina Bookstore.

April 20, 2002: Guest at the Tlacuilo Book Festival, Orange County's first Latino book celebration, at Santa Ana College.

April 21, 2002: Guest at the Stanford Chicano/Latino Alumni Book Club, held at Espresso Mi Cultura Bookstore, to discuss Fantasmas.

May 4, 2002:  Read Love to Mama at Barnes & Noble in the Promenade, Woodland Hills.

March 13, 2003:  Panel participant, Latino Poetics (Moderator: Orlando Ricardo Menes), 20th Century American Poetry: Developments and Definitions, sponsored by the American Literature Association (Long Beach Hyatt Regency).

June 22, 2003:  Guest at the Stanford Chicano/Latino Alumni Book Club to discuss The Courtship of Maria Rivera Pena.

October 14, 2003:  Guest on Connie Martinson Talks Books discussing Assumption and Other Stories.

October 25, 2003:  Read and signed Assumption and Other Stories at Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural.

November 1, 2003:  Signed Assumption and Other Stories at
B. Dalton's, Canoga Park.

December 13, 2003:  Read and signed Assumption and Other Stories at Book Fair sponsored by the San Pedro Regional Branch Library.

January 16, 2004:  Guest on Off the Roof (mun2) cable show.

January 22, 2004:  Read and signed Assumption and Other Stories with author Rigoberto Gonzalez at Zacatecas Restraurant, Riverside.

June 5, 2004:  Read at the Feria del Libro sponsored by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

October 3, 2004: Panelist at the West Hollywood Book Fair with book signing sponsored by Book Soup.

December 4, 2004: Signed Devil Talk: Stories at B. Dalton's, Canoga Park.

January 22, 2005: Signed Devil Talk: Stories at Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural.

February 12, 2005: Guest author at the 28th Annual Writers' Week sponsored by UC Riverside and the Riverside Public Library.

April 17, 2005: Guest poet at WorldFest Poetry Festival.

June 12, 2005: Guest of Stanford Chicano/Latino Alumni Association Book Club for Devil Talk: Stories.

June 25, 2005: Signed Benjamin and the Word at B. Dalton's, Canoga Park.

July 12, 2005: Guest on Pinky's Paperhaus.

July 16, 2005: Guest of Vermin on the Mount.

August 6, 2005: Read and signed Benjamin and the Word at Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural.

October 2, 2005: Signed Benjamin and the Word at the West Hollywood Book Fair (Storyopolis booth).

October 23, 2005: Book reading and signed books at The Latino Book & Family Festival

October 30, 2005: Guest author at Tongue & Groove, a monthly offering of fiction, poetry and music.

November 7, 2005: Guest author at Author's Table in Carmel sponsored by Cal State Monterey Bay and The National Steinbeck Center.

November 21, 2005: Read and signed Devil Talk: Stories at Imix Bookstore.

January 4, 2006: Guest on Word by Word radio show on KRCB hosted by Jordan Rosenfeld.

May 8, 2006: Guest lecturer at Ohio State University.

November 9, 2006: Guest lecturer at San Diego Mesa College.

November 10, 2006: Guest speaker at the Shabbat services of Congregation B'nai Emet of Simi Valley.

February 16, 2007: Guest reader at the Eccentric Moon Poetry Series at Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library.

March 27, 2007: Guest of Prof. John McClain's English class at Imperial Valley Community College.

September 30, 2007: Panel moderator at West Hollywood Book Fair - "To Blog or Not to Blog" with Mark Sarvas, Margo Candela, Kevin Roderick and Adrienne Crew.

February 4, 2008:, Guest on Bibliocracy on KPFK, 90.7 FM, hosted by Andrew Tonkovich and including Reyna Grande and Michael Jaime-Becerra, contributors to Latinos in Lotusland.

May 3, 2008: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at Somewhere Else Coffeehouse and Bookstore.

March 5, 2008: Panelist at Cal State L.A. for Latinos in Lotusland.

May 21, 2008: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at Tattered Cover Book Store.

May 31, 2008: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at Patricia Correia Gallery.

June 13, 2008: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at Vroman's Bookstore.

September 27, 2008: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at the Santa Barbara Book and Author Fair.

September 28, 2008: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at West Hollywood Book Fair.

October 4, 2008: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at Third Annual City Book Fair, San Diego City College.

November 6, 2008: Guest Speaker Series at Santa Monica College for Latinos in Lotusland.

February 14, 2009: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at AWP Conference, Hilton Chicago.

March 28, 2009: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at Libreria Martinez.

May 20, 2009: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at UC Irvine.

October 3, 2009: Latinos in Lotusland group reading at Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural.

October 10-11, 2009: Guest author at The Latino Book and Family Festival, at Cal State Los Angeles.

November 13, 2009: Anywhere But L.A. was presented by The New Short Fiction Series, Beverly Hills Public Library.

November 22, 2009: Read and signed Anywhere But L.A. at ChimMaya.

December 5, 2009: Read and signed Anywhere But L.A. at Tía Chucha’s Café Cultural.

January 21, 2010: Read and signed Anywhere But L.A. at Kepler's Books.

February 4, 2010: Read and signed Anywhere But L.A. at Vroman's Bookstore.

March 14, 2010: Read from Anywhere But L.A. at the REDCAT Lounge.

April 8, 2010: Moderated panel at AWP in Denver for W. W. Norton anthology, Sudden Fiction Latino.

April 17, 2010: Read and signed Anywhere But L.A. at Metropolis Books.

May 16, 2010: Guest author for the reading series, Tongue and Groove at the Hotel Cafe.

May 25, 2010: Guest author at the release party for issue #2 of the Homeboy Review, at Homeboy Industries.

June 19, 2010: Guest author at Tia Chucha's literacy and arts festival, Celebrating Words: Written, Performed and Sung, held on the campus of Los Angeles Mission College.

September 15-17, 2010: Guest author at the Festival de Flor y Canto, Doheny Memorial Library on the campus of the University of Southern California.

September 26, 2010: Guest author at the 9th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair.

October 9-10, 2010: Guest author at the annual The Latino Book & Family Festival on the Cal State L.A. campus.

November 3, 2010: Group reading for the new Norton anthology, Hint Fiction, at Vroman's Bookstore.

February 4, 2011: Panelist at AWP annual conference in Washington, D.C.

March 26, 2011: Read and signed of The Book of Want at Libros Schmibros.

March 30, 2011: Read and signed The Book of Want at Kepler's Books.

April 5, 2011: Read and signed The Book of Want at Vroman's Bookstore.

April 9, 2011: Panelist at Literary Orange on the campus of UC Irvine.

May 7, 2011: Read and signed The Book of Want at Metropolis Books.

May 28, 2011: Read and signed The Book of Want at Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore.

November 4, 2011: Discussed Latinos in Lotusland at the University of La Verne.

February 9, 2012: Read and signed The Book of Want at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

February 26, 2012: Guest of the Stanford Chicano/Latino Alumni Association’s Book Club to discuss The Book of Want.

March 3, 2012: Panelist at the AWP Annual Conference and Bookfair.

April 19 - 21, 2012: Guest author discussing The Book of Want at Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO, and poetry reading at The Writers Place.

August 25, 2012: Read and signed The Book of Want at The Last Bookstore.

September 15, 2012: Moderated panel of contributors to Latinos in Lotusland at The Autry in Griffith Park.

October 13, 2012: On two panels at the Latino Book & Family Festival.

October 20, 2012: Panelist ("Writers of Color" with Gary Phillips, Naomi Hirahara and Deborah Pratt) sponsored by the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society.

April 20, 2013: Joint reading with Luis Rodriguez at the Kaya Press booth, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

May 11, 2013: Moderator (“Omnipresent: The Vibrancy of Latino Literature”) with Reyna Grande, Manuel Ramos, Alex Espinoza and Melinda Palacio at LitFest Pasadena.

September 21, 2013: Panelist at The Latino Author Summit (“Unsure About College? How Higher Education Changed My Life” and “Writing in Multiple Genres. How and Why”), University of La Verne.

February 28, 2014: Moderator ("Chicana/o Noir: Murder, Mayhem and Mexican Americans") with Lucha Corpi, Manuel Ramos, Sarah Cortez and Michael Nava at the annual AWP Conference & Bookfair.

March 15 - 16, 2014: Guest author at the Tucson Festival of Books.
If you're interested in having me read at your bookstore or book club event, feel free to e-mail me at olivasdan@aol.com
UPCOMING READINGS AND APPEARANCES

April 29, 2014: I will be a panelist for "Latino Literature and Luis Alberto Urrea's novel, Into the Beautiful North" at 7:00 p.m., Santa Monica Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, moderated by Marissa López including Reyna Grande and Verónica Reyes.

July 18, 2014: I will be attending the International Latina/o Studies Conference and participating in the roundtable “La Bloga Contributors in Person: Talk about Blogging, Writing, Publishing” at 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Palmer House, 17 East Monroe St., Chicago, IL. Conference information including registration and agenda here.

September 27, 2014: I will be a panelist for “Noir in Color: Voices from Beyond the Pale” at 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. as part of WeHo Reads Noir. The moderator will be Gary Phillips (“Warlord of Willow Ridge”) with panelists Gar Haywood (“Nowhere to Go and All Day to Get There”), Nina Revoyr (“The Age of Dreaming”), and Désirée Zamorano (“Human Cargo”). West Hollywood Library and Park, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

October 22, 2014: My short story "The Three Mornings of José Antonio Rincón" will be performed by an actor, 8:00 p.m., Bow & Truss, 11122 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, as part of Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo. More information here.