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Peggy Robles-Alvarado

Hailing from Washington Heights in Manhattan, now a proud resident of The Bronx, Dominican - Puerto Rican author  

Peggy Robles-Alvarado, utilized her affinity for language and developed the talent that eventually earned her several scholarships enabling her to transform her identity from teen mother to the recipient of master’s degrees in elementary and bilingual education.


Not only is she a passionate elementary school educator and writer, she is also a CantoMundo, Academy for Teachers and Home School Fellow as well as a two time International Latino Book Award winner currently pursuing her MFA in Performance and Performance Studies at Pratt Institute. She is a 2014 BRIO performance poet award winner and in 2016. She was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women of the Bronx, A BCA Arts Fund and Spaceworks Bronx Community Artist grant recipient.


Peggy has been published in 92Y’s #wordswelivein, NACLA, The Center for Puerto Rican Studies and The Bronx Memoir Project. She has been featured on HBO Habla Women, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Poets and Writers Connecting Cultures Reading and The BADD!ASS Women Festival. Peggy's emphasis on the value of words for healing, transformation, and the fostering of a positive cultural identity have allowed her to continuously create and support literary events through Robleswrites Productions.

A BCA Arts Fund and Spaceworks Bronx Community Artist grant recipient

published in 92Y’s #wordswelivein, NACLA, The Center for Puerto Rican Studies and The Bronx Memoir Project.

Titles published by Peggy Robles-Alvarado

more titles on the way!

Conversations With My Skin

publised 2011

A poignant and powerful transformation from a pregnant fifteen year old girl scarred by relationship abuse and her resiliency as she evolved into a woman.

Homenaje a las guerreras

published 2014

A collection of poetry and prose dedicated to the inherited strength of women as expressed in their labor, love, sensuality, spirituality and movement.

The Abuela Stories Project

published 2016

Highlights the essence of Abuelas, their guidance, distinctive personalities, and detriments through original works of poetry, prose and photography..

BRIO performance poet and award winner - featured on HBO Habla Women

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