Lilliam Rivera

Lilliam performed at a SpeakTogether virtual student matinee on January 14, 2021, speaking on the day’s theme, “Given the Time.” Lilliam also performed on our virtual stage for Seriously Entertaining on October 20, 2020, speaking on the evening’s theme, “Nerves Of Steel.” Watch it below.

Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of the young adult novels Never Look Back, Dealing in Dreams, The Education of Margot Sanchez, and We Light Up the Sky. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, Lenny Letter, Tin House, Nightmare Magazine, and Magazine for Fantasy & Science Fiction, to name a few. Lilliam grew up in the Bronx and currently lives in Los Angeles.

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