e.E. Charlton-Trujillo’s unique, self-funded Fat Angie book tour to empower at-risk youth across America made her a favorite among educators, librarians and indie booksellers. She has done workshops in traditional high schools, alternative high schools, after school programs, libraries, homeless shelters, juvie hall, college campus’, major book festivals and more. Charlton-Trujillo has been featured in School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, The Huffington Post, Parade Magazine and MTV for what Kirkus Reviews calls her “force of nature” persona, writing and ability to reach the most unreachable youth. Her authenticity, energy and humor will set your students, book club, book festival and/or library on fire!

“As an English teacher, I am always looking for ways to get my students excited about writing. While watching e.E. Charlton-Trujillo interact with my students and inspire them to break the rules and find
their voices, I felt moved to add a creative writing component to the

~ Kim Summers, English & Creative Writing Teacher, Urbana High School



Trujillo opens every session welcoming students to the Creative Revolution. It is a revolution fought on a piece of paper, a canvas, in a digital world of graphic creation. It is a revolution that young people must engage in to grow into their own self-confidence and creativity … their moment to be heard.

SPEAK YOUR MIND OUT LOUD (45 min., Assembly)
Inspirational, galvanizing and hilarious, Trujillo’s journey of growing up as an adopted, Mexican American, basketball, band nerd fitted as “other” will reach the most reluctant student. Her spirited enthusiasm and rich storytelling leaves students feeling seen, heard and ready to tell their own stories.
Components: Music, images
Topics: Bullying, belonging, race, class, self-image, confidence, voice, self-expression, creativity.
Great For: Grades 6th – 12th

This highly energetic presentation reves students to dream big and be bold.
Young people are inspired to see what they do with words and/or images
is both empowering, significant and changes lives. 
Components: Music, images, objects
Topics: Bullying, belonging, self-image, confidence, voice, self-expression, creativity
Great For: Grades 6th – 12th

BE YOUR OWN HERO (45 – 60 min.,)
A presentation related my books novels and other creative works to empower youngimage-2
people to step into being their own hero. Highly interactive this humor and heart
experience, this is great for an anti-bullying/anti-violence focus.
Components: Images, objects, multi-media
Topics: Bullying, belonging, self-image, awareness, creativity, communication
Great For: Grades 6-12 and college students.

For a more comprehensive and intensive experience with Charlton-Trujillo,
this is an amazing opportunity for your students to walk away with writing
that goes the distance. Students are met to their strengths. Flash fiction, slam poetry, and drawing.
Components: Music, images, objects, slam poetry, writing technicals
Topics: Bullying, belonging, self-image, awareness, creativity, communication, innovation
Great For: Grades 6-11
Time: Two days minimum

TEEN ROCK THE WORD WRITING WORKSHOP  (with e. + other authors)
A group model began in Iowa in September 2016. Bringing together multiple authors
working from Trujillo and author C.G. Watson’s model of empowerment. High energy,
high excitement and big impact, this version of Rock The Word expands Trujillo’s solo
model to reach thousands of kids in a few days.





  • School Visits
  • Weekly Visits
  • Keynotes/Conference
  • Book Festivals
  • Professional Development Teacher-in-Service for 90-120 minutes
  • 40 minute Skype/Google Hangout Session
  • Juvenile Hall Education Program – No Charge
  • Homeless Shelter Education Program – No Charge


  • Unless noted above, all visits require honorarium, travel, lodging and airfare.
  • Trujillo accepts three school bookings per year at an incredibly reduced rate. Inquire regarding availability.
  • Email: events4rocktheword@gmail.com to bring Trujillo to your community.