Here is a partial list of places where Stephanie has spoken or conducted workshops: 


National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE
Google, Mountain View, CA
Beijing-American University, Beijing, CHINA
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, SPAIN
Universidad Central Venezuela, Caracas, VENEZUELA
Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, VENEZUELA
Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Caracas, VENEZUELA
Caro & Cuervo Instituto, Bogota, COLOMBIA
Princeton University
New York University
Barnard College of Columbia University
Bryn Mawr
St. Lawrence University
Simmon’s College
American University
Duke University
Goddard College
Colorado College
Pacific Lutheran University
University of Washington at Seattle
Ohio State University
Washington University at St. Louis
University of San Diego
Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
University of California (at Riverside and at Santa Barbara)
University of Wisconsin (at Madison and at Oshkosh)
University of Texas (at Austin, at El Paso, at Brownsville, and at San Antonio)
University of Nebraska (at Lincoln, Omaha, and at Kearney)
University of Iowa
University of North Carolina (at Chapel Hill, Greensboro, and at Asheville)
University of Arizona at Tucson
Trinity University
University of Massachusetts at Lowell
Florida International University
Texas A&M University (at Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and at Kingsville)
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
Mercer University, Macon, GA
Rice University, Houston, TX
Stephen F. Austin State University
Lone Star College, Houston, TX
Tulsa University, Tulsa, OK
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, TX
DelMar College, Corpus Christi, TX
Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
North Park University, Chicago, IL
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA
City College, New York, NY
William Patterson University, Dwayne, NJ
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL
South Texas College, McAllen, TX
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
Elon University, Elon, NC
University of Houston, Houston, TX
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
NYC Lab School Commencement Keynote Address, New York, NY
Annie Wright School for Girls, Tacoma, WA
St. Timothy’s School for Girls, Stevenson, MD
Brooks School, Andover, MA
Pacific News Service, San Francisco, CA
Brooklyn Friends School, Brooklyn, NY



2021 Borderlands Creative Writing Conference, ONLINE / Emmitsburg, MD
2020 AWP Conference, San Antonio, TX
2019 AWP Conference, Portland, OR
2019 National Association of Chicana/Chicano Scholars Tejas En Foco, Houston, TX
2018 Keynote, NonfictioNow Conference, Phoenix, AZ
2018 Travel Con, Austin, TX
2018 Eleventh International Congress on Chicano Literature, Salamanca, SPAIN
2018 AWP Conference, Tampa, FL
2017 NonfictioNow Conference at University of Iceland, Reykjavik, ICELAND
2017 AWP Conference, Washington, DC
2016 Tenth International Congress on Chicano Literature, Madrid, SPAIN
2016 MLA Convention, Austin, TX
2015 NonfictioNow Conference at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
2015 UNC World View Latin America & North Carolina Seminar, Chapel Hill, NC
2015 AWP Conference, Minneapolis, MN
2014 Latina/o Studies Conference, Chicago, IL
2014 AWP Conference, Seattle, WA
2012 NonfictioNow Conference at RMIT in Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
2012 Comadres y Compadres Writers Conference, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Eighth International Conference on Chicano Literature, Toledo, SPAIN
2012 AWP Conference, Chicago, IL
2011 Travel Writing Workshop, National University Singapore, SINGAPORE
2011 AWP Conference, Washington, DC
2010 NonfictioNow Conference, Iowa City, IA
Women’s Leadership Symposium, San Francisco, CA
Keynote, Images of You Diversity Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Macondo Writers Workshop, San Antonio, TX
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Dallas, TX
Jackson Hole Writer’s Conference, Jackson, WY
Mendocino Coast Writer’s Conference, Fort Bragg, CA
National Latino Writer’s Conference, Albuquerque, NM
Kachemak Bay Writer’s Conference, Homer, AK
Whidbey Island Writer’s Conference, Whidbey Island, WA
Sanibel Island Writer’s Conference, Sanibel Island, FL
Southwest Literary Conference, Santa Fe, NM
American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, San Antonio, TX
National Council of Teachers of English Convention, Indianapolis, IN
TX Assn of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Lubbock, TX
Creating Future Journalists program at UNITY Convention, Washington D.C.
NYC Grassroots Media Conference, New School University, New York, NY
National Media Reform Conference, Madison, WI
Hugh Boyd Minorities Journalism Workshop, Monmouth University, NJ



Escrito En Español Festival, Instituto Cervantes, London, ENGLAND
Biblioteca Pública del Estado, Guadalajara, SPAIN
Festival de la Lectura Chacao, Caracas, VENEZUELA
Atta Galatta, Bangalore, INDIA
The Moth MainStage, Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, TX
Texas Book Festival – First Edition Literary Gala & Fundraiser, Austin, TX
Miami International Festival of Books, Miami, FL
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, CA
Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, New Orleans, LA
Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ
San Antonio Book Festival, San Antonio, TX
Border Book Festival, Mesilla, NM
Greensboro Bound Book Festival, Greensboro, NC
Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA
Nuestra Palabra Literary Showcase, Houston, TX
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, San Jose, CA
Latina Magazine’s Lit Lounge, New York, NY
National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
100 Hispanic Women of Westchester’s Latinos, Literature & Lunch, NY
Association of Hispanic Arts’ Latinas in Literature Series, Brooklyn, NY
El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ
Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY
San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio, TX
Houston Public Library, Houston, TX
Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, PA
Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE
Art Omi International/Ledig House, Ghent, NY
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
Texas Institute of Letters, San Marcos, TX
Arts@The Core, Carolina Performing Arts, Chapel Hill, NC
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Greensboro Historical Museum, Greensboro, NC

Here is what recent hosts have said about Stephanie’s visits:

“Stephanie Elizondo Griest is one of the most dynamic public speakers I know – full of vitality and urgency, passionate without being strident.  I’ve had the pleasure of hearing her speak on a number of occasions and she never fails to leave an audience mesmerized by her powerful words, as she did as a keynote speaker in November 2018 at the NonfictioNOW Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.  Her work is deeply felt and investigated, especially as she examines the “border that runs through her” and the geographical borders of the U.S.”

— Robin Hemley
Author and Founder, NonfictioNOW Conference

“For a very long time, I had been wanting Stephanie to be a featured speaker at our university. I had taught several of her books in my Creative Nonfiction class and over the years she had been gracious with her time and skyped to my students about the writing craft. So when she published All the Agents and Saints, I thought it would be the perfect book to pitch for our campus Common Read and the time to share her to a greater number of people. Given current events, her visit to our campus was even more impactful: not just students and staff but many community members came together to hear her speak wisdom and hope when the world seemed to be coming apart. Women, in particular, left feeling empowered and on fire. Students felt inspired and motivated. And to me, she is not only a gifted writer and speaker, but a teaching artist sister friend lifting others up so that they too can find room to stand on their own.”

— Dr. Liza Ann Acosta
University Dean, North Park University

“Stephanie Elizondo Griest asks her audience, “what happens when an international border line runs through you?” and she answers in a collage of storytelling, visual wonder, and incantatory power. My students were awestruck and one student asked how she could “be like her.” It is a treat to have her visit and to hear this amazing and vibrant writer.”

— O l i v e r   d e l a P a z
Poet and Associate Professor of Creative Writing, College of the Holy Cross

“Stephanie Elizondo Griest reminds us of art’s urgency and necessity, especially in moments of great personal and political pain. Her talk compels us to remember the essential role women art-makers have in generating futures of hope during dangerous times.”

— Laurel Flores Fantauzzo
Author and Board Member, NonfictioNow Conference
Assistant Professor of English, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

“Stephanie Elizondo Griest’s campus visit could not have been more perfect for our students and their understanding of the current political landscape.  Her newest book, All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands, let them know that building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is not a good idea. Her essays set in Moscow helped them realize that there just might be a multitude of dots to connect between the Russian government and the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Beyond these topics, Stephanie writes about her own rich and complicated Latinx identity. In all three arenas, students feel as if they are with someone who has been there and is reporting back with credibility, eloquence, and passion.”

— Cassandra Kircher
Author and Professor of English, Elon University