Ines Bellina

Ines Bellina is a writer, translator, and storyteller who is based in Chicago after many years in Lima, New York, Buenos Aires, Montreal, and other places that have slipped her mind. Along the way she got a bunch of literary degrees, which she is putting to good use at an ad agency. She is active in Chicago’s Live Lit scene and is currently writing a YA novel based on her love of musicals. Ines is also one of the hosts of XX,Will Travel, a podcast geared towards independent women travelers. When she’s not overscheduling herself, she sings love songs to her bulldog, Charlie. Follow her on Twitter @ibwrites.

5 Memoirs from the #IAmAnImmigrant Campaign

Memoirs from those who participated in the #IAmAnImmigrant campaign, celebrating contributions that immigrants make to the United States.

5 Books from the LGBTQ Latin American Bookshelf

A small list of queer classics from Latin American, for PRIDE!

A Complementary Reading Guide for the Citizenship Exam

A few book recommendations for new citizens.

Will I Ever Read Ulysses? No, Really

I keep waiting for the perfect opportunity to read Ulysses by James Joyce. I never seem to find it.

What is Live Lit and How Can I Read It?

An intro to Live Lit and book recs for people who can't make the shows.

10 Books about Chicago’s South Side

10 recent fiction and non-fiction books about Chicago's South Side.

5 Latin American Women Authors to Read Right Now

A short list of buzzed-about female authors from Latin America.

What to Read if You Loved Juana Inés on Netflix

A reading list for those who loved the Juana Inés mini-series.

Self-Care Means Reading During My Lunch Break

On the power of pausing the news to read, and of self-care as political activism.

4 Latin American Dictator Novels for These Dark Times

5 Author Podcasts I Want for Christmas

I want these author podcasts for Christmas, only these author podcasts will do.

Literary Tourism: Lima, Peru

We're heading to Lima, Peru, in this week's edition of Literary Tourism.

On Reconciling with the Literature You Used to Love

One reader on coming back to the literature she abandoned when giving up on her PhD.

How Age-Inappropriate Reading Was Appropriate for Me

How romance novels saved one eleven-year-old reader during a difficult summer in Peru.