October 27, 28, 2020
Guest Lecture & Reading
Williams College, MA.
October 27, Guest lecturing in course: Performing Latina/o Cultural Citizenship. October 28, I will be presenting a reading of my work for the whole campus. These events are sponsored by Latino/a Heritage Month & Latino/a Studies. Remote event.
Link for Oct 28 Reading 4P EST:
Monica was selected as one of the 41 LGBTQ Latina/o 2014 Role Models by Honor41.org
October 10, 2020. 8PM Central Time
Out & Proud Virtually
Featuring Queer Latinx Artist
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, San Antonio
Celebrating Latino/a Heritage Month and LGBTQ Month with hip happening artists: Monica Palacios, Anel Flores, Marga Gomez, Jade Esteban Estrada, Dan Guerrero and Krudas Cubensi. Night of 1,000 Queer Latinx Stars--ok only 6 but the pride will feel like 1,000! Invite your tia Concha, especially if she's single. Remote event.
Canceled due to COVID-19
August 9-12, 2020
Lambda Literary Writers Retreat For Emerging
LGBTQ Voices. Playwriting Faculty
Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles
What an honor to be selected as part of the faculty for this year's Writers Retreat at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles. I look forward to working with emerging LGBTQ playwrights. We will learn from each other!
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.
2014 LGBT Pride Month Local Heroes,