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Susana Marcelo

Los Angeles, California

Writing of Witness with Elizabeth Rosner

I am a Salvadoran-born, Los Angeles-raised writer. Since I have lived in the Los Angeles area for most of my life, I enjoy exploring its history and walking around various trails. My work in progress examines the Salvadoran diaspora as a borderless, multilingual experience. Currently, I live in the San Fernando Valley with my husband, who is Filipino, and our two children. We cannot wait to be able to travel again to our motherlands of El Salvador and the Philippines. We miss our families abroad. In our home, we celebrate our cultures by keeping our foods and traditions alive. Though we also love trying new foods and cooking.

When I am not writing or trying to garden in my patio, I am reading and organizing literary events. I enjoy reading work that bends genres and explores multiple perspectives. My recent publications include work in Virginia Quarterly, Perro Azul Anthology (forthcoming), and The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States. I am also a professor in the Central American and Transborder Studies Department at California State University, Northridge, as well as professor of English at Los Angeles Valley College.