public appearances

Here is a current list of public events where Raúl Sánchez will be a guest or the featured reader. Community workshops are also included on this calendar of events.


Raúl is currently booking appearances and workshops for 2022. Contact Raúl Sánchez for more details.

Monday February 7, 2022  7:00 pm

The Elliot Bay Bookstore

1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Raúl Sánchez and 3 guest readers TBA



Friday, October 8th 

“Connecting our community through Art”

Workshop and reading, Issaquah Commons.

6:00 PM - Free to the public. Refreshments will be offered. 

Workshop: “Writing our Memoir” 

Hybrid presentations each Wednesday from 2 – 4 PM

Beginning October 13th through December 1st 2021 

In person at the Richard Hugo House 

1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122  

October 31 - November 21 Tieton, Washington

Community Altar Exhibition - Day of the Dead Community Offering and Celebration 

Raúl Sánchez will in attendance, October 31st at the Community Celebration in front of the altar Raul will build.
Open Fridays from 12 - 3pm
Saturdays & Sundays from 11am - 3pm and by appointment.


The Community Altar and gallery is open for public viewing during gallery hours. The exhibition features a sand painting by Oaxacan artist Fulgencio Lazo, exhibits on the sacred traditions, contemporary and traditional altars, sugar skull displays, paper marigolds, and papel picado.


Saturday November 6th
Day of the Dead Altar Dedication at the Old School building

Phinney Neighborhood Association Center open from 11 -3 PM 

Location: Phinney Center lower Brick Building, Community Hall

Please note: Tickets for performances are $10; arts and crafts are free!

It’s a time to commemorate the dead and celebrate their lives with family and friends.


Our celebration includes the dedication of a traditional altar for offerings to the deceased. Bring your offerings (pictures, mementos, small items) to the Phinney Center before or during the event to be included on the altar. Come and enjoy live music and dance, do arts & crafts, eat delicious food, and drink Mexican hot chocolate. Día de los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday honoring the dead. 

Mexican Street Decoration

Wednesday, November 10th 8:30a - 3:30p
“The People's Gathering”
on ZOOM - Pacific Lutheran University

Raúl Sánchez will be one of the dialogue facilitators along with Placida Gallegos under the topic: Truth Tellin' About Critical Race Theory.    


Friday, November 19th 

Time to be determined. 

The workshop will be about 1 ½ hours. 

Workshop in Spanish for the women’s group: “Mujeres sin Fronteras” – “Women Without Borders”.

At Casa Latina, 14 E Casino Road Everett WA 98208

Wednesday, September 15th 12:00 – 1:30 PM
When There Were No Borders” Book Launch

Join us in celebrating Redmond Poet Laureate Raúl Sánchez's book launch. Outside City Hall at the Great Lawn. He will be joined by musicians Trío Guadalevín and artist Milvia Pacheco. This is part of our Welcoming Week series celebrating our diverse and connected community in Redmond.


Thursday, September 16th 3:00 PM PDT

“Mexican American Poets Outside Aztlan” Webinar Series

Thursday, September 16th 3:00 PM PDT

Facebook Live event 


Thursday, September 16th 6:00 – 9:30 PM  PDT

Anthology Book Launch

In person reading along with 20 contributors. 

School of Arts and Culture
MHP 1700 Alum Rock Ave San Jose, CA 95116 


Wednesday, September 22, from 3pm-4:30pm on Zoom

The Hispanic Interagency Network (HINT) of Clackamas Co, OR

Raúl Sánchez will be a participant in the event:

“What being Latinx means to you, and/or how you honor the Latinx culture”.




September 24th, 25th and 26th 

LITFUSE Digital Poetry workshops in Tieton, WA

Raúl Sánchez will be the Keynote speaker presenting 


Saturday, September 25th

On-line fund raiser for Casa Latina.

Raúl Sánchez will share a poem in English and Spanish. The Keynote speaker will be Maria Hinojosa. She is the host of Latino USA on NPR.   

preregister here: Gala Dinner Fundraiser


Saturday, September 25th 

“A celebration of Poets Laureate, past and present!” 

Raúl Sánchez will be the keynote speaker, introducing Claudia Castro Luna, previous WA State Laureate and  Rena Priest, the new WA State Laureate.