BOOK MELISSA. CELEBRATE MANTECA. CHAT HIP HOP.
2.22.19: Poets on Craft: Teri Ellen Cross Davis and Melissa Castillo Planas, Cave Canem
7.21.18: ImprovBoston Spotlight Guest, Boston MA
5.03.18: Poetry Reading from Coatlicue Eats the Apple, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
2.22.18: Featured Poet, "The Difficult Miracle: The Living Legacy of June Jordan." Radcliff Institute for Advance Study, Harvard University.
1.18.18: Stone Stoup Poetry Feature, Somerville MA
11.5.17: Feature reading at Great Weather for Media Reading & Open Mic @ The Parkside Lounge, 4-6 p.m.
9.25.17: Poets out Loud, Fordham University Lincoln Center. 113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023. 12th Floor. Read more here.
5.2.17: LoKo Festival at SUNY Potsdam
4.4.17: Workshop and Performance at Swarthmore University
7.30.16: NYC Poetry Festival
6.25.16: Featured reading at Inner City Lights. 939 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019-4225, 6-11 p.m. Facebook invite here.
4.30.16: Latin@ Poetry Live - Cultura Ithaca, Ithaca NY
4.28.16: Queens Lit Crawl- Forest Hills, Queens NY
4.28.15: Confluencia, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Playbox Theater (April 28, 2015).
1.4.15: Vadhera Art Gallery, Delhi, India
Sept. 20-21, 2013: Second Voices for the New Century Conference/ Encuentro de escritores latinoamericanos, latinos y españoles, Cornell University
Feb. 29- March 3, 2012: Association of Writers and Writing Programs National Conference, Chicago, IL “Who Can Say Who Are Citizens? Poets?” - Five contemporary poets working in various poetic modes discuss their own work and the work of important, neglected poetic forebears in terms of U.S. citizenship
11.17.11: Graduate Poet Reading Series Presents Claudia Rankine, Yale University
Feb. 2-5, 2011: Association of Writers and Writing Programs National Conference, Washington DC : "Creative Online": projects that explore the intersections between creative writing and new media.
9.23.17: The Writers Room, Bethesda MD, 2 p.m.
9.17.17: Great Weather For Media Reading & Open Mic @ The Parkside Lounge, 4-6 p.m.
7.30.17: New York Poetry Festival, Governors Island, 2 p.m.
7.29.17: Ferguson Library, Stamford CT, 2 p.m.
7.25.17: Camaradas El Barrio, Book Party & Reading, 7 p.m.
6.15.17: Melissa appeared on On The Margin with E. Ethelbert Miller. WPFW - 89.3 FM, 9-10 a.m. EST. Listen here.
6.8.17: Project X Panel Discussion, Reading & Open Mic, Bronx Music Heritage Center, 6:30 p.m.
5.12.17: Capicu Presents The Peoples Open Mic & Book Launch, 7 p.m.
Learn more about the meaning and history MANTECA and listen to excerpts from the book! Melissa is Arte Público Press April 2017 Author Of The Month.
Click here to listen to her conversation with Eric Ladau.
Dr. Melissa Castillo Planas and Dr. Jason Nichols joined Dr. Jared Ball on his show I Mix What I Like to discuss our latest anthology La Verdad: An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades.
5.02.18: "A Mexican State of Mind: New York City and the New Borderlands of Culture," UCLA.
9.29.17: "A Mexican State of Mind: New York City and the New Borderlands of Culture," Harvard University.
7.26.17: "Mexican Radical Diaspora in NYC," Bronx Freedom School, Bronx Beer Hall
6.21.17: "Mexican Art Collectives in NYC," Freedom School, Brooklyn
Nov. 17-20, 2016: American Studies Association Conference, "Yo Soy Hip Hop": Transnationalism and Authenticity in Mexican New York."
10.2.16: "Yo Soy Hip Hop": Transnationalism and Authenticity in Mexican New York." Seoul National University, Korea
5.28.16: ""Latin@ Popular Arts: Rebellious Identities and Reflections for the Future" Panel, Latin American Studies Association Conference, New York, NY.
4.20.16: "Yo Soy Hip Hop: Performing an Authentic Mexican Hip Hop in New York." Long Island University- Brooklyn (April 20, 2016).
May 27-30, 2014: Session Chair, “The Hip-Hop Borderlands: Aztec Identity, Black-Brown solidarity, and Puerto Rican Spiritualties.” Presenter, “Global Flows: New Approaches in Brazilian hip-hop.” Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico : Session Chair:
July 12-14, 2013: “Mexican hip-hop in New York,”
Words, Beats & Life 2013 Teach-In: Remixing the Art of Social Change, Washington DC
April 20-24, 2011: "Not Chicano Rap: Mexican Hip Hop in New York," American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association National, San Antonio, TX