November 19, 2020. 7PM PST Zoom​
Who's Your Mami Comedy
Brava Center for The Arts, San Francisco

A night of fierce female comics celebrating post-election win! Woo-Hoo!

With host and curator Marga Gomez, yours truly-Monica Palacios, Jackie Monahan, Karen Williams, Zahra Noorbakhsh plus musical guest Carlie Mari.

Comedy! Politics! Realness! Raunch!

Benefit for Brava Center for The Arts. Zoom event.



Monica was selected as one of the 41 LGBTQ Latina/o 2014 Role Models by 
​October 27, 28, 2020
Guest Lecture & Reading
Williams College, MA.

October 27, guest lecturing in course: Performing Latina/o Cultural Citizenship. October 28, presenting Queer Chicana Soul, a reading of my work for entire campus. These events are sponsored by Latino/a Studies Dept. and Latino/a Heritage Month. Remote event. 

Link for Oct 28 reading 4PM EST:

Oct 10, 2020. 8PM Central Time​
Out & Proud Virtually
Featuring Queer Latinx Artists
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, San Antonio

Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month and LGBTQ Month w artists: Monica Palacios, Anel Flores, Marga Gomez, Jade Esteban Estrada, Dan Guerrero and Krudas Cubensi. Night of 1,000 Queer Latinx Starts--ok only 6 but the pride will feel like 1,000!

Invite your tia Concha especially if she's single. Remote event.


​Lakes Writer-in-Residence @ Smith College 2019

I was selected as the Lucille Geier Lakes Writer-in-Residence @ Smith College Spring 2019, sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and the Department of English. I was a badass and taught my fabulous creative writing/performance course Comedy Y Cultura: Your Humorous Life, I was part of the Smith College community, I collaborated with other Chicana/Latina artists and scholars and we empowered all of New England! I wore earmuffs the whole time because it was so damn cold! 

 May 2, 2019
I Kissed Chavela Vargas by Monica Palacios

A reading of my play I Kissed Chavela Vargas, May 2, 2019 @ 7PM. FREE! Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke, MA. Reception and Q & A to follow. Directed by Patricia Sandoval-Chair/Professor Communication Media Theater Arts Holyoke Community College. Dramaturgy by Priscilla Page-Dramaturgy Faculty of Theater UMass Amherst. Supported by MassHumanities and Holyoke Community College. Spread the word!

May 1, 2019
Acting Class @ Holyoke Community College

Guest lecturer in the course Acting 1 @ Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA. Speaking about my career, presenting my work and doing a Q & A with students. 

April 17, 2019
Multicultural Theatre Class @ UMass Amherst


Guest artist in the course Multicultural Theatre @ UMass Amherst, MA. Students will interview me about everything. They better not ask me about my priors.  

Nominated as

2014 LGBT Pride Month Local Heroes,


© 2020  by Monica Palacios. 

City of Los Angeles

Certificate of Recognition