Anel Flores

March 29, 8:30am - 10:00am CDT. Hosted at Confluence Park

part of a series on Water

About the speaker

Anel I. Flores was awarded Women’s Advocate of the Year 2018 from University of Texas San Antonio and the Nebrija Creadores Award from the Universidad de Alcala de Henares in Madrid, Spain. Flores was named Best Of San Antonio Local Author 2017, the Chingona in Literature Award 2016, the Ancinas Award at Squaw Valley, the NALAC Fund for the Arts Award, the Accion Women Inspiring Women Award, the Yellow Rose of Texas Educator Award, and the Mentorship Leadership Award from the National Performance Network.

She is co-editor of forthcoming Jota Anthology with Korima Press and author of Lambda literary award nominated book Empanada: A Lesbiana Story en Probaditas. Flores holds her MFA in Creative Writing, is a member of the Macondo Writer’s Workshop, the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldua and the National Association of Latina/os in Arts and Culture. Among various anthologies and magazines, Flores’ work can be found in Entre Guadalupe y Malinche: Tejanas in Literature and Art with UT Press, The Jota Anthology, Queer Spiritualities, Rooted: A Queer Women of Color Anthology, El Mundo Zurdo Anthology, The Brillantina Project, Sinister Wisdom This City Is A Poem, Raspa Magazine, OutInSA Magazine, iungo Arts Magazine, the Lodestar Quarterly, The Pitkin Literary Review and La Voz de Esperanza.

Her play Empanada toured for 10 years throughout the University and Theater circuit and continues to be produced today. She is currently in the process of completing her forthcoming book, Cortinas de Lluvia, a series of Children’s books and a graphic memoir titled, Pintada de Rojo. Her teaching career includes 11 years of public high school and college, along with 4 years in Education Arts Administration, and various community literary workshops.

While not working in the arts, Flores uses her creativity and skill to run her boutique real estate company A&N Realty and contributes to her community as the Co-Founder LezRideSA, Liason at San Antonio Mayor’s LGBTQIA TaskForce and a Board Member at Macondo Writer’s Workshop. She is lovingly supported by her familia, wife Erika Casasola and their hijas, Jessica y Klarissa.

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Additional details

Parking is limited, share a ride with a friend, take public transportation or bike (especially if it’s beautiful)! There are 35 parking spaces on site at the park, including 2 accessible parking spaces. Additional nearby, free, public parking options are available at Concepcion Park and the Bexar County Juvenile offices. These options are within a walkable distance to the park. Parking maps available here and here