Lilliam Rivera: Writer at AROHO

Lilliam Rivera grew up in the Bronx, New York. An entertainment journalist, she’s worked for E! Online, Angeleno, Latina, and was the editorial director for the lifestyle site She’s a PEN Center USA 2013 Emerging Voices Fellow and is currently writing her first contemporary young adult novel, My Shelf Life, a coming-of-age story set in the Bronx. Lilliam lives in Los Angeles and can be found online at

In August of 2013, I was an Artist in Residence at AROHO (, a women writer’s retreat. There I documented the talented writers as they read their work aloud.