We remember a moment when the senses are engaged. Whether the event is a small intimate gathering at a restaurant, bookstore, home kitchen, or on a large stage, I work to bring in the sense of taste and smell whenever possible. EATING LESS WATER is better for you + the planet, and it tastes delicious!

I hope to eat less water with you soon!

There is power in the collective,

Florencia

Upcoming Events 2019-2020

September 20, 12:00-4:00, Ventura, CA. Climate Strike @ Mission Park. Speaker and at the Pesticide Free-School Table.

October 15, 10:00 AM, Ventura, CA -- Ventura County Board of Supervisors Meeting, A short presentation by Supervisor John Zaragoza, to honor me with a proclamation from the County of Ventura.

November 15, El Rio, CA--Rio Del Sol Elementary School. Come volunteer! Pesticide-Free School Project Compost Tea Party made possible with a grant from Patagonia.

November 18, 6:00-8;00, Newbury Park, CA -- Organic Garden Club of Ventura County. Discussion, Q&A, and book signing

December 5, 6:00-8:00, Oxnard, CA--Eat Less Water Cooking Class, Fresh & Fabulous

December 12, Sausalito, CA--Why There Are Words Reading Series, Reading & Book Signing

March 4-7, San Antonio, Texas-- Association of Writing & Writing Programs Conference, Convention Center. Panel Reading Cinco: a multi-genre reading featuring Latinx poets and writers including: Francisco Aragon, Felicia Zamora, Joe Jimenz, and Kristen Millares Young

March 29, 2-3:30, Santa Monica, CA--The Broad Stage 1310 11th St. Santa Monica. Book reading & signing.  

PAST KEYNOTE SPEECHES, WORKSHOPS, AND PANELS

ALCAZAR, TAPAS BAR, SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, BOOK READING, SIGNING, TEQUILA TASTING

ARTNIGHT PASADENA, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, ECO-COOKING DEMONSTRATION & BOOK SIGNING

BOOK CATAPULT, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, BOOK READING & SIGNING

BOSTON COURT THEATRE, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, "WATER & THE FUTURE WITH THE MUSIC OF TORU TAKEMITSU"

CAL LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA, KEYNOTE

CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, BOOK READING & SIGNING

DYNAMIC ENERGY CRYSTALS, SAULSALITO, CALIFORNIA, BOOK READING & SIGNING

EARTH DAY ENVIRONMENTAL HERO AWARD CEREMONY, SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, ACCEPTANCE SPEECH  

EDIBLE SAN LUIS OBISPO, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA, BOOK READING & COOKING DEMONSTRATION

E.P. FOSTER LIBRARY, VENTURA, CALIFORNIA, BOOK READING & BOOK SIGNING

FARM AND FLAME, WESTLAKE, CALIFORNIA, BOOK READING & COOKING CLASSBOOK

FRESH AND FABULOUS, OXNARD, CALIFORNIA, BOOK READING & COOKING CLASS  

FOLLOW THAT CHEF, SANTA MONICA FARMERS MARKET, SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, COOKING CLASS

FOX FINE JEWLERY, VENTURA, CALIFORNIA, "ART, COURAGE, POWER"

GHOST RANCH, ABIQUI, NEW MEXICO, PROSE WRITING WRITING RETREAT INSTRUCTOR W/ KATE GALE 

KGB BAR, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING

LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS, SATICOY, CALIFORNIA, KEYNOTE  

LEASHLESS BREWERY, VENTURA, CALIFORNIA, BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING

LITFEST PASADENA, "PANEL: MOUNTAIN LIONS, WATER & SAND: ECO-NARRATIVES TO CHANGE OUR LIVES AND ILLUNINATE THE WORLD"

MIAMI BOK FESTIVAL, MIAMIA, FLORIDA, AUTHOR PRESENTER & BOOK SIGNING

NATIONAL LATINO BOOK CLUB, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, LIVE VIRTUAL INTERVIEW

OJAI LIBRARY, OJAI, CALIFORNIA, BOOK READING & SIGNING

PORTERO NUEVO, HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA, KEYNOTE SPEAKER

PACIFIC RIDGE SCHOOL, CARSBAD, CALIFORNIA, KEYNOTE

PRIMAL PASTURES, TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA, KEYNOTE

VALLEY HUNT CLUB, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, KEYNOTE

VROMAN'S BOOKSTORE, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, BOOK READING & SIGNING W/ JANET FITCH

SANTA BARBARA SISTER CITY, SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, BOOK READING, BOOK SIGNING & TEQUILA TASTING

SAN FRANCISCO CITY COLLEGE, MAIN CAMPUS, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, KEYNOTE

SAN FRACISCO CITY COLLEGE, MISSION CAMPUS, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, KEYNOTE

SANTA PAULA AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM, SANTA PAULA, CALIFORNIA, KEYNOTE

SANTA BARBARA LITERARY FESTIVAL, SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, FEATURED AUTHOR PRESENTATION & BOOK SIGNING

SANTA BARBARA SISTER CITY, SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, KEYNOTE

THE CALIFORNIA CLUB, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, KEYNOTE

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH, VENTURA, CALIFORNIA, KEYNOTE

VALLEY HUNT CLUB, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, KEYNOTE  

VROMAN'S BOOKSTORE, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, BOOK READING & SIGNING W/ JANET FITCH