Breakout Writers Series: Raquel Gutiérrez


Jan. 25, 2023, 7pm to 8pm


Please join us for a reading with Raquel Gutiérrez. This program will be introduced by Tanya Shirazi, writer and PhD candidate from UNLV’s Creative Writing International Program.

Raquel Gutiérrez is an arts critic/writer, poet and educator. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Gutiérrez credits the queer and feminist DIY post-punk ‘zine culture of the 1990s plus Los Angeles County and Getty paid arts internships with introducing her/them to the various vibrant art & music scenes and communities throughout Southern California. Gutiérrez is a 2021 recipient of the Rabkin Prize in Arts Journalism, as well as a 2017 recipient of the The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Her/Their writing has recently appeared in Art In America, NPR Music, Places Journal, and High Country News. Gutiérrez teaches in the Oregon State University-Cascades Low Residency Creative Writing MFA Program. Her/Their first book of prose, “Brown Neon,” is an ekphrastic memoir that considers what it means to be a Latinx artist during the Trump era. It is out now from Coffee House Press.

Admission Information

The reading is open to any and all. There is no price of admission but please RSVP.

Contact Information

Black Mountain Institute (BMI)


Open to All