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Yasmín Ramírez is a 2020 recipient of the Woody and Gayle Hunt-Aspen Institute Fellowship Award as well as the 2018 Dickinson House Fellow.

Her fiction/CNF works have appeared in Cream City Review and Huizache among others. She is an Associate Professor of English, Creative Writing, and Chicanx Literature at El Paso Community College. 

She stays active in the literary community and serves on the board of BorderSenses, a literary non-profit. 

Her memoir, ¡Andale, Prieta!, is slated for release spring 2021 by Cinco Puntos Press.



Spring 2021

Yasmín Ramírez is extremely proud and excited to share her latest work ¡Ándale, Prieta!

The memoir is a labor of love, but this was one story that needed to be told.

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Ita called me Prieta. She called me this because my skin is a toasted brown. Each time Prieta fell from her lips, I learned to love my dark skin. 

Ándale Prieta - Spring 2021

Cinco Puntos Press


Upcoming Events

  • Writers on the Borderland
    Fri, Oct 15
    Oct 15, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM MDT
    If you love writing and supporting local artists/staff/students in El Paso and at EPCC, join us in the celebration of Latinx culture, resilience, beauty, literature & art in our Zoom reading on October 15.
  •  Fall 2021 Virtual Embracing Cariño In the Classroom
    Sat, Oct 09
    Oct 09, 2021, 9:00 AM
  • LEND Conference 2021
    Thu, Jun 17
    Jun 17, 2021, 11:30 AM
    I will be presenting, The Literary Road to ¡Ándale, Prieta!, at the LEND Conference 2021.
  • Virtual Launch: The Woody and Gayle Hunt-Aspen Institute Fellowship
    Wed, Oct 07
    Oct 07, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM MDT
    Join us to learn how to become a part of this exclusive fellowship opportunity and hear from special guest: Yasmin Ramírez


To reach out about booking for a performance, workshop, or panel please fill out the form below.

Yasmín also loves music suggestions, so feel free to use the form to share the latest beats. 

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