(b) Arévalo writes short form fiction, the occasional travel piece, and a novel, now in revision and umpteenth draft.
(c) Writing Credits/Credentials/Study
- Contributor to Portland Literary Arts, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News, Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, as well as Shenandoah, Necessary Fiction, Regarding Arts & Letters, Hawai'i Pacific Review, The Boiler Journal, The Rose & Thorn Journal, The Waterhouse Review, and Eclectica.
- Completed two story collections, as well as a first novel.
- Awarded Honorable Mention in the 2014 Bevel Summers Prize for Short Short Story
- 2017 scholarship participant at Napa Valley Writers Conference fiction workshop with ZZ Packer. 2016 Delve Seminars participant and Scribe for Portland Literary Arts. 2015 participant in Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop with Claire Vaye Watkins. 2013 scholarship participant at Napa Valley Writers Conference fiction workshop with Yiyun Li. James D. Houston Memorial Scholarship recipient of the 2012 Squaw Valley Community of Writers. In 2012, Arévalo also studied at Napa Valley Writers fiction workshop with Lan Samantha Chang and at the Aspen Summer Words (ASW) retreat on modern Latin American & Carribean writing with Francisco Goldman. In 2011, she studied Modern Middle Eastern Literature at ASW with Mona Eltahawy. In addition, she's been a student at the Writer's Studio, San Francisco Writer's Grotto, UCLA Extension Writer's Program, and Women Writing for a Change
- One time assistant of Traveler's Tales editor and frequent attendee of Litquake, as well as numerous other literary conversations--whether organized (see Literary Arts, Live Wire!, swamplit, Our Story Studio, or litseen) or semi-combustile, spontaneous affairs.
- Founder and editor, ThisGeneration.net, 2010-2012.
- Consultant, Developmental Editor, & Teacher - Storytelling, Writing, Editing, Leadership, Advocacy/Social Justice & Change
- Public service: teaching, advancing social change and human rights
- Autodidact/migrant through 41 states, eight countries, most recently hailing from the Bay; rare genetic illness ninja (& student); never ending reader/worker, thru sometimes achy, violent, or wonder-full multi strata roller coaster vida; crooked toothed Southern-Hispanic descendant; raised South Philly/DC chola lite-->country gravel road pobre; solo y outta there by 17; largely self taught student left behind (& mix tape maker); child of one comic, fatalistic, angry, self made enlisted Marine + a paranoid schizophrenic/manic depressive democracy champion, aka large hearted immigrant; beatdown-thriver y Don Quixota to the bone; nieta/grandchild of . . .
(e) 21 Inspirations/Great Creations
Rabih Alameddine's The Hakawati and I, the Divine
Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
A.M. Homes This Book Will Save Your Life, et.al. How to be Both Ali Smith