Trinidad Escobar

Leveraging Your Medium: How To Express the Unspoken

Saturday September 8th, 3:30Pm

How does your chosen medium lend itself to expressing the ideas and emotions that words fail to? Trinidad Escobar, poet and cartoonist, reflects on how she leverages different mediums to convey reactions, silence, and cultural weight and how other storytellers of color can lean on the inherent strengths of their medium to more effectively communicate narrative nuance.

About Trinidad Escobar

Trinidad Escobar is a poet, illustrator, mother, bruha, and educator from the Bay Area, California. She is an alumnus of San Francisco State's poetry program and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics MFA Poetry program at Naropa University. She earned her MFA in Comics at California College of the Arts. Her writing and visual art have been featured in various publications such as Rust & Moth, The Brooklyn Review, The Womanist, Red Wheelbarrow, Solo Cafe, Mythium, Tayo, the anthologies Walang HiyaOver the Line, Kuwento, and more. Trinidad has been a guest artist and speaker at the San Jose Museum of Art, Pilipino Komix Expo, LitQuake, and The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. Her forthcoming graphic memoir CRUSHED will be available on this site in summer 2018. Trinidad teaches Race & Comics at California College of the Arts in Oakland, California.