Aya de Leon

author – activist – faculty – mom

Aya’s debut novel, UPTOWN THIEF

Marisol Rivera will do anything to protect her Manhattan women’s health clinic, including bankrolling it with an escort service and a series of heists of corrupt CEOs involved in a sex trafficking scandal…

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ABOUT AYA

Novelist, poet, activist, mom, UC Berkeley faculty, hip hop theater artist…

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In Praise of Small Presses

Last night, I had an amazing experience. As a debut novelist, I got a chance to move beyond the crazy promotional work of publicizing UPTOWN THIEF and to remember why … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Upcoming Appearances

  • SPOTLIGHT GIRLS - Telling: A Celebration of Girlhood September 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 1901 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA Telling: A Celebration of Girlhood I’ll be joining bold and brave tellers from our community who take on the important work of girls empowerment by sharing their real-life stories live on stage for you and your family $0 – $15 TICKETS LOCATION Ashby Stage DESCRIPTION You have a daughter. You are someone’s daughter. You love…
  • Faith: A Litfolks Reading Event September 30, 2016 at 2:00 am – 4:00 am 126 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004, USA Faith: A Litfolks Reading Event by Litfolks LA LOS ANGELES Free LOCATION Chevalier’s Books DESCRIPTION A fun evening with reading and talking about being a writer and a moment when you almost lost faith in writing. Afterparty at Vernetti . With readings and talking by: Aya de Leon Bryan Allen Fierro Minal Hajratwala Dana Johnson…

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