Alicia Anabel Santos
Alicia Anabel Santos is author of the memoir, Finding Your Force: A Journey to Love, which was listed in the Advocate’s 21 LGBT Biographies and Memoirs You Should Read Right Now. Most recently she is the recipient of the 2018 Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Award in fiction for her novel in progress. Anabel is the Founder and Curator of the NYC Latina Writer’s Group, which has met monthly since 2006 offering writing workshops, events and readings across genres. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, magazines and online publications. When not organizing and facilitating writing workshops, she is a writing coach, aka The Writing Midwife, Filmmaker, Playwright, Teaching Artist and Priestess. She has spent the last ten years working on the documentary Afrolatinos The Untaught Story which screened at the United Nations in 2017. This Afrolatina writer was born in Brooklyn, yet today proudly represents the Bronx and all its hidden gems. Most days Alicia can be found facilitating writing workshops for elders throughout NYC.