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Wendy Angulo is a New York City born Latina, raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Wendy is a mother, writer, lawyer and the founder of Wendy Angulo Productions, an organization whose goal is to support, encourage, and promote poetry and visual arts in the borough of Queens. Wendy, re-discovered her love for writing in the summer of 2011 after attending a spoken word event in Queens. She then joined the New York City Latina Writers Group where she has been an active member and has taken on the role as the organization’s Program Director. Wendy is an essayist who is currently working on her Memoir. She has read her work at several venues throughout New York City, including Nuyorican’s Poets Cafe, East Harlem Cafe, Sankofa Sisterhood, Camaradas and has been published in the online journal Mom Egg Review; she is a 2016 VONA alum and the sole creator/curator and producer of Canvas of Words, an art and poetry showcase that birthed of Wendy’s desire to bring the arts back to her beloved borough of Queens. Wendy continues to scout for new talent and build new connections to perpetuate the arts and strengthen the literary community.

A Woman by Choice, an Interview with Andromeda Raheem

Around March of 2015, I came across an Instagram post of the Women by Choice Network about the importance of cultivating sisterhood for the growth of women. That post prompted me to log on to their website and sign up for their membership, since then I have been a member and I have taken some of Andromeda Raheem’s online coaching ... Read More »

A Writer’s Relentless Journey, an Interview with Vanessa Martir

One of the many reasons I am publishing these interviews is to give proper credit to those people in our communities who are doing amazing work and have impacted my life one way or another, the everyday hero who is not known by many. One of those people is Vanessa Martir. I  first met Vanessa in the Spring of 2013 at my ... Read More »

Storytelling v. Gentrification, an Interview with Bridget Bartolini

I met Bridget Bartolini in 2013 at an event curated by Queens poet, Audrey Dimola at the Queens Council of the Arts.  After the performance of a collective of poets representing my event Canvas of Words, she approached me and inquire if perhaps we could in a near future work together; we exchanged business cards and since then we have ... Read More »

A Dream Catcher’s Resilience, an interview with Mariela Regalado

I met Mariela Regalado, about two years ago at a women’s empowering event.  I remember Mariela walking up to me, introducing herself and sparking conversation, from the moment you meet her you feel welcomed. Later on that year, we met again at a writing workshop facilitated by Vanessa Martir which gave me the opportunity to learn more about Mariela’s story. ... Read More »

The Richmond Hill Love Letter

Last December, I was invited by Bridget Bartolini, founder of the Five Boro Story Project to be a part of the culminating event of The Richmond Hill Love Letter series by sharing my love for Richmond Hill, Queens, alongside poignant storytellers: Richard S. David, Nadia Misir, Sean Kulsum and Bridget Bartolini . I had the opportunity to share my story ... Read More »

The Human Body as a Canvas- Interview with Alicia Cobb, Visual Artist

I was first introduced to Alicia Cobb’s work through poet Jamaal St. John, when I was working on a new segment of Canvas of Words. I began following her Instagram page and was mesmerized by her work.  I reached out to her to be part of the show but previous commitments wouldn’t allow her to. She recommended a colleague but ... Read More »

Queens Hip-Hop Festival: Interview with Ashley Dean, Founder

I first learned about the Queens Hip Hop Festival through an Instagram post that popped on my timeline. Immediately, as a Queens born-resident, Curator and Hip-Hop lover,  I knew I had to attend. The organizers were seeking media coverage and this is how the opportunity emerged for Wendy Angulo Productions to cover the entire festival.  After a successful debut last ... Read More »

Behind the Speaker Part 2- The Humanity and Wisdom of FunkMaster Flex

Funkmaster Flex‘s notoriety within Hip Hop, specially the NYC scene is solid and well known. Who doesn’t remember his mixtapes, or his famous and most hated “bomb drops” or his very vivid rants on the radio?. I first came in contact with Funkmaster Flex at the iconic Tunnel in October 1998, fresh out of Caracas, Venezuela. My then boyfriend,  brought ... Read More »

Wendy Angulo Productions covers the Queens Hip Hop Festival!

We are thrilled to announce that we will be covering this year’s Queens Hip Hop Festival which takes place this September 22-24  with a variety of events from its kick-off party at the Queens Museum, Art Exhibits, Concert and even Yoga!. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. Stay tuned for our full coverage of this year’s festival! Read More »

Behind the Speaker, an interview with Dj Tedsmooth – Part 1

Last Wednesday night,  I had the opportunity to be apart of the audience of legendary Dj Tedsmooth‘s show Behind The Speaker. In this show, Ted interviews other Djs through an insightful conversation which is honest and at times funny giving the audience a chance to hear and understand the Dj’s journey,  some of the challenges he had to overcome as ... Read More »