Francesca G. Varela, a graduate of show:tell, Marylhurst's summer camp for teen writers and artists, published her first novel in 2014.
Department of English Literature & Writing
MA, Universidad Iberoamericana
Literature in Translation: Latin-American Short Story
Triple crónica de un nombre. (Triple Chronicle of a Name.) Mexico: Lectorum and Fundación Cultural Eduardo Cohen, 2003. Juan Rulfo National Award for First Novel 2002.
"La file 19" ("Row 19"), "Lucy", and "Caer" ("Fall") in ¡Madres! Cuentos (y precauciones) de maternidad. (Mothers! Short Stories (and Precautions) on Maternity. Mexico: Textofilia, 2011.
"Acecho en línea" ("Online Stalking") in Vampiros trasmundanos y tan urbanos. (Urban Vampires of the Afterlife.) Mexico: Selector, 2011.
Sobre Paul Auster: Autoría, distopía y textualidad. (On Paul Auster: Authorship, Dystopia and Textuality.) Mexico: Lectorum, 2009.
Literatura: imaginación, identidad y poder. (Literature: Imagination, Identity and Power.) Literary theory. Mexico: Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey-Campus Estado de México y Miguel Ángel Porrúa, 2009.
Literary reviews in Reforma, Crónica, Hoja por Hoja, Archivo Maaraví and Ciudad Letrada.
Naïve: The Exvotos of Rose Quintana. A documentary as part of Object Stories, a joint initiative by the Portland Art Museum, the Northwest Film Center and Teatro Milagro. Portland.
On Paul Auster. Literature Week, Universidad Iberoamericana. Mexico (2011).
Citas instantáneas (Instant Quotes or Quotes as Snapshots): Photography as Translation and Transgression in Julio Cortázar's "Blow-Up". American Contemporary Literature Association. Puebla (2007).
Esthetics: Innovation, Evolution and Beauty. Panel moderator for the Sustainable Design and Construction certificate program at Universidad Iberoamericana. Mexico (2006).
Sharing Stories: Negotiating Cultural Boundaries for Sustainable Growth. Two-Year College Association and Community College Humanities Association. Portland and Seattle (2004).
International Lecture Series. Linn-Benton Community College. Albany (2004).
Distilling Family Stories into Fiction. Chemeketa Community College. Salem (2003).
Disciplinas transparentes in the Humanitas Cathedra at Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México (2003).
Creative Process Seminar and Retreat for EntreSujetos. San Miguel de Allende, 2002.
Juan Rulfo National Award for First Novel 2002 for Triple crónica de un nombre (Triple Chronicle of a Name).
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence 2003-2004 at Chemeketa Community College. Salem.
Ivonne came to Oregon in 2003 as a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence and has taught graphic design, literature and interdisciplinary courses at a number of institutions. She is the author of books, literary articles and other collaborations, and has worked extensively as a graphic designer and photographer. Ivonne is a Delve seminar guide for Portland's Literary Arts. She directed the documentary Naïve as part of the project Object Stories for the Portland Art Museum.