“Sergio Troncoso has dedicated his life to creating a positive learning environment through reading and making a difference in people’s lives. His presentation at Ysleta Middle School was an enthusiastic inspiration to parents, teachers, and most of all students who are growing up in struggling neighborhoods as did Mr. Troncoso. This presentation set the foundation to encourage multiculturalism and academic excellence in schools, and promoted literacy. Mr. Troncoso is a role model for bilingual communities. His life stories gained the respect of everyone in attendance, infusing his audience with tremendous motivation and instilling in them an appetite for the joys of learning through literacy. His passion for literacy, literature, and bilingualism was empowering!”
Melissa A. Jordan, Communities in Schools Program Coordinator, Ysleta Middle School, El Paso, Texas

Sergio Troncoso is a sought-after speaker at high schools, colleges, and universities across the nation. To schedule a reading or appearance, or to arrange a talk with your book club or school group, contact him at SergioTroncoso(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

“Sergio is passionate about getting the very best out of others. His dedication and encouragement during the June 2019 session fueled every single group member to take their work to the next level. Through his guidance, we learned to better understand our voices as writers and use them in a more effective way. Sergio quickly established a strong group dynamic and sense of trust, enabling us to thrive as writers in the short time we had together. On an individual basis, Sergio was second to none: he had studied our submitted manuscripts inside out, gave us full critiques and could guide each and every one of us through our unique strengths and weaknesses.”
---Russell Mattinson, 2019 Fiction Workshop, Yale Writers’ Workshop

“Amazing to witness--and it was all for me: Sergio elevating my essay to a higher level through his extensive written critique as well as speaking with me in our conference where, collaborating with me, he discovered even more ways to go deeper and richer. I have yet to find an instructor so generous with his time, with such top-tier intelligence, talent and guidance, and who is so dedicated and ambitious for his students. His edits and critique include important aspects such as improved sequencing, plot and clarity, as well as how to explore and enrich character, and to find or expand meaning. His availability to his students is unsurpassed in my book. He truly cares that his students aim and go high. Sergio is excellence across the board.”
Katherine Samon, 2017 Nonfiction Workshop, Yale Writers’ Workshop

“Sergio Troncoso’s workshop at Yale exceeded all my expectations. Not only did Sergio devote a great deal of time and care to the work of each student, but he also managed to create a deep sense of camaraderie and cohesion among a group of ten disparate writers in the course of a week--no small feat. I left Sergio’s workshop feeling inspired about my novel and carrying with me useful insights about the voice, point of view, and sentence-level craft of the excerpt I had submitted. This was an invaluable experience.”
Sarah Courteau, 2018 Fiction Workshop, Yale Writers’ Workshop

September 10, 2020, 7:00 PM---Reedley College, Zoom discussion with writing classes, Reedley, CA.

September 17, 2020, 11:00 AM---Aquinas College, Zoom reading, Contemporary Writers Series, Grand Rapids, MI.

September 30, 2020, 7:00 PM---Kent Memorial Library, Zoom reading with book group, Kent, CT.

October 12, 2020, 7:00 PM--- Austin Community College, Día de la Raza, Virtual Reading, Austin, TX.

October 15, 2020, 1:00 PM---Bookshop.org, Zoom Webinar: Latinx Stories: Voices of Heritage, Support Your Local Bookstore, USA.


February 25, 2021---Virtual Reading/Discussion: “Life as Crossing Borders,” Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX.

October 16, 2020, 6:00 PM---REFORMA, El Paso Chapter: Fall Conference, Virtual Reading, El Paso, TX.

October 31, 2020, 2:00 PM---National Hispanic Cultural Center, Virtual Reading and Discussion, 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM.

November 7-8, 2020---Texas Book Festival, Virtual Panel: Prize Winners of the Texas Institute of Letters, Austin, TX.

November 12, 2020, 7:00 PM---Connecticut Literary Festival, Virtual Lit Talk, Hartford, CT.