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Lisa “Rubi G.” Ventura (she/her) is a Washington Heights-bred Black Dominican author, poet, essayist, and workshop facilitator. Her debut poetry collection “¿Con qué papel me envuelves la luna?” was published in 2023. A first-generation daughter of immigrants, wife, and mother to two curly-haired boys. Lisa has been published by Dominican Writers, Raising Mothers, Economic Hardship Program in conjunction with Slate, among others. She was interviewed for The Nation’s Going for Broke podcast and documentary series as well as Refinery29’s Somos. She has served as an empowerment panelist, is a VONA 2022 alumni, and featured poet for the Morris-Jumel Mansion in conjunction with Writing the Land. She has a passion for reading, writing, dancing, painting, and practicing yoga. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and served as a supportive housing case manager for fourteen years. She has participated in the Washington Heights Memoir Project, Writing from the Womb, and Women in Creative Rebellion writing workshops. She has also facilitated workshops of her own. Her work has been showcased by the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, The Billie Holiday Theatre, Bold Voice Collaborative, and IDEA Cultural.

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