The Voces Nuevas Latinx Author Series features an eclectic mix of up-and-coming Latinx authors from multiple Latinx communities—with an emphasis on LGBTQI+ and AfroLatinx artists—in order to highlight the diversity of the Latinx community and support and promote new artists from Latinx heritages not regularly featured in arts programming. At the same time, this project seeks to bridge the gap between the “town and the gown” by providing access to high quality, bilingual English and Spanish literary events in accessible contexts to underserved, low-income barrio community members, as well provide writing workshops in proximity to their homes. This author series is interlinked with multiple UCSB and broader off-campus community centers such as the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, the UCSB Multicultural Center, and El Centro Santa Barbara barrio community center. Each author featured in our lineup participates in events, which include: 1) featured author reading at the UCSB Multicultural Center; 2) round-table discussion with artists, scholars, and students at UCSB; and 3) bilingual reading and creative writing workshop at El Centro Santa Barbara barrio community center. This initiative has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts with support from the Global Latinidades Project and the Robert and Liisa Erickson Presidential Chair in English, as well as the UCSB Multicultural Center.