Fernando Albert Salinas

Local Press Reading: FlowerSong Press, Cahuenga Press, and Red Hen Press, Saturday, May 6 at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Born in Los Angeles County, Fox Hills, California, Fernando Albert Salinas received an Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Entertainment from Full Sail University and a Bachelor of Arts in English at California State University, Channel Islands. Fernando Albert Salinas is state-wide program manager for California Poets in the Schools. He is also an Adjunct Professor of English at Ventura College, the Ventura County Area Coordinator and recitation coach for the California Arts Council’s Poetry Out Loud program, and the Editor-in-chief for Spit Shine Publishing. As Literary Arts Program Coordinator for the Ventura County Arts Council, he focuses on enhancing the presence and appreciation of poetry and the literary arts, raising awareness of the power of literature, poetry, and the spoken word. His newest collection of poetry, Toxic Masculinity, was released by FlowerSong Press in 2021. For more information visit: FernandoAlbertSalinas.com.

Books That Make a Difference: American Gods by Neil Gaimen, The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice, The Dark Tower by Stephen King.