Literary Paths for Authors: A Conversation with Four Literary Leaders

Join CLMP and CantoMundo for a panel discussion with four leaders in the literary field.

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Virtual (Zoom)

Join CantoMundo and CLMP for a panel discussion that will showcase exceptional literary leaders whose career paths have led them through a variety of roles within and outside of the literary field. Each panelist will share their path to their current position, advice on how others can follow a similar path, and best practices for organizations seeking to create opportunities for Latinx and other underrepresented, aspiring professionals.


Margot Atwell (she/her) is a writer, editor, publisher, speaker, and community funding expert. She is the executive director and publisher of Feminist Press. Previously, she was Head of Publishing and Director of Community Outreach at Kickstarter, PBC, and Publisher of Beaufort Books. In 2019, she was selected as a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree and received the Digital Book World Outstanding Achievement Award. She’s the co-author of The Insider’s Guide to Book Publishing Success, and author of Derby Life.

Diana Delgado (she/her) is the executive director of Hugo House in Seattle. Most recently, she was the Literary Director of the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Diana is a bilingual Spanish-speaking poet and arts administrator committed to diversifying the literary ecosystem. A first-generation Latinx college graduate, she earned a BFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia. She is a Hedgebrook alum, and her volume of poetry, Tracing the Horse, was a New York Times New & Noteworthy pick.

Nicole Terez Dutton (she/her) is the editor of The Kenyon Review. She has received fellowships from the Frost Place, the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and her poetry collection If One Of Us Should Fall received the 2011 Cave Canem Poetry Prize.

Nadxieli Nieto (she/her) is an executive editor at Flatiron, where her authors include Kaitlyn Greenidge, María Amparo Escandón, Rasheed Newson, Monica Brashears, John Manuel Arias, and Jessica Hoppe, among others. Her anthologies have featured work by Carmen Maria Machado, Yuri Herrera, and Lilliam Rivera, and her collaborative artist books may be found in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. She is the former director of PEN America’s Literary Awards, and is on the board of Latinx in Publishing.

Automated closed captioning will be available for this event. If you have other accessibility requests, please contact Chelsea Kern at [email protected].