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Wendy Angulo is a New York City born Latina, raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Armed with a zeal for reading and writing since the age of seven and a law degree from the Universidad Católica Andres Bello, she made the decision to move back to New York City in 1998 where she began her career as a paralegal.
Wendy, who strongly believes that “The only limitation we have is within ourselves” re-discovered her love for writing in the summer of 2011 when she attended a spoken word event in Queens, New York. It was through this event that she joined the New York City Latina Writers Group where she has been an active member since 2012 and has taken on the role as the organization’s Program Director

Wendy is a writer and essayist who is currently working on her Memoir “Rebirth: Where it all Begins”,  she wants her story to inspire and motivate womyn everywhere who face divorce, single parenting, and the countless other challenges of womynhood. Wendy 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 twice in the online journal Mom Egg Review and The Kenyon Review; she also has been featured at More Than Latina, Sofrito for your Soul, the Nasty Women Unite Festival, Bowery Poetry Club and the Richmond Hill Love Letter; she is also a 2016 VONA alum, the 2016 Latino Community Liaison and Communications Coordinator for the first Queens Book Festival and is 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.

After reading her poetry at various venues throughout New York City, Wendy felt the need to bring the arts back to her beloved borough of Queens. She created Canvas of Words, an art and poetry showcase that debuted October 12, 2013 to a sold out audience. The success of Canvas of Words motivated her to begin Wendy Angulo Productions, an organization whose goal is to support, encourage, and promote poetry and visual arts in the borough of Queens. Her goal is for Canvas of Words to become a nationwide event that promotes the arts and the love of literature.

Through Wendy Angulo Productions she manages established performance poet Erik “Advocate of Wordz Maldonado” , Co-Curates and Produces LETRAS, The Latino Self-Published Book Fair and is the producer of Elephant, a choreo-film created and produced entirely by women of color to fight against street harassment. The video is the collective effort of a group of interdisciplinary artists from New York City who came together to highlight the importance of looking at street harassment from a lens of reclamation of power. The powerful poem featured in the video is written by poet Elisabet Velasquez, the body Art by visual artist Alicia Cobb, the choreography by dancer and choreographer Keomi Tarver, directed, filmed and edited  by filmmaker Connie Chavez.

The video has gone viral and has been featured by NBC News, Elephant Journal, We Are Mitu, Sole, More Than Latina, Latinas Negra Love and NowThis Her.

Wendy continues to scout for new talent, build new connections and create platforms to perpetuate the arts and strengthen the literary community in New York City.

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