Individual Author Record
Name: Lisa AlvaradoPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Poetry & Fiction Born: 1956 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionAlvarado was born in Chicago, Illinois
Biographical and Professional Information'''Lisa Alvarado's Publications include''':2011 Still, life, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011 2008 Raw Silk Suture, Floricanto Press, excerpts featured in OCHO, February 20082007 La Bloga, and Blogcritics.org, online literary criticism, book reviews,interviews, cultural commentary (http://labloga.blogspot.com, and http://blogcritics.org)2006 Sister Chicas, Penguin/NAL(written with Ann Hagman Cardinal and Jane Alberdeston Coralin)2004 Mexico, 90 days and counting, poetry, Derriva, journal, Mexico City, D. F.2000 Dark Water Speaking, poetry, Editor1999 Housekeeper's Diary, poetry1995 Reclamo/Reclamation, poetry'''Education''':B.A. in Writing Vermont CollegeM.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts Goddard College Vermont'''Work Experience''':2008/2009 Adjunct Faculty, English Department/Columbia College Chicago2008 Adjunct Faculty, English Department/North Park UniversityDesigned syllabus for and taught the following: Introduction to Poetry and Introduction to Creative Writing, respectively. Syllabi covered both survey courses and writing instructional intensives. Conversant with Oasis and Blackboard interfaces.1995-present: Founder & Publisher, La Onda Negra Press, Chicago IL La Onda Negra is an award-winning Chicago-based independent press exclusively devoted to expanding the local and national markets for the work of women writers of color. Responsible for project development, project management, editing, layout and design, national marketing and promotion. Secured in depth profiles and interviews in The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, and Latino USA/NPR; in addition to six interviews/readings for 848/NPR, through press releases, email blasts, and personal cultivation. La Onda Negra is the only press with a mission of its kind in the Midwest and only one of three in the entire country. To date, its three publications include Reclamo/Reclamation, a volume of poetry by the founder; Housekeeper's Diary, a chapbook of poetry, also by the founder; Dark Water Speaking, the first anthology of Chicago-area female poets of color, in development.'''Media Coverage''':Featured interviews, profiles, and by-lines in the following: USA Today, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Latino USA/NPR, Latina Magazine, Estylo, Latina Style, Catalina, The Writer Magazine, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Tribune, Univision, FOX-TV Channel 32, WGN-TV.
*''Reclamo'', LaOnda Negra Press, 1994*''The Housekeeper`s Diary'', LaOnda Negra Press, 1999*''Sister Chicas'', NAL Trade, 2006 - written with Ann Hagman Cardinal and Jane Alberdeston*''Raw Silk Suture'', Floricanto Press, 2008*''Still, life'', CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011