Liana Lopez is a multi-platform communications professional with experience developing, managing, coordinating and producing successful media events from online projects to convention exhibitions. As a published journalist, her skills include writing, reporting and editing photography, audio and video in multiple formats. She co-founded and successfully implemented the Librotraficante Caravan campaign, a week-long, 3-state 55-person bus tour that included multiple events in 6 cities and established 4 libraries. The campaign drew national attention earning New York Times and Houston Chronicle editorial board endorsements.
As Social Media Consultant for the Gulf Coast Fund, 30-day traffic interactive statistics were still on a 180% rise 6 months into the project. Liana produces and co-hosts Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say on 90.1 FM and www.KPFT.org (Pacifica Radio) in Houston, the fourth largest city in the country. The weekly broadcast highlights local, national and international authors, playwrights, composers, politicos, activists and artists. Nuestra Palabra is also the non-profit responsible for bringing the Edward James Olmos Latino Book and Family Festival to Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center and making it the largest Latino Book festival in Texas.
As an independent writer, reporter and photographer, her work has been published in the Houston Press and Phoenix New Times (Village Voice Media), 29-95.com (Houston Chronicle), San Antonio Current, Democracy Now!, YES! Magazine, Truthout, Free Speech Radio News, Ms. Magazine and various other publications. She is a recipient of a Houston Arts Alliance Emerging Artist Grant for a multimedia/photography project based on her travels through post-revolutionary Nicaragua. She has curated and exhibited her work, and the works of other artists, in Houston Artz (2011), Roots of Rebellion (2010), Houston Vanguard (2010) that was also part of the bi-annual Fotofest International exhibition in 2010. Shooting Apartheid (2013), her most recent photography exhibition showcased South Africa’s “post-democracy” era and was commissioned by the Art Institute of Houston.