Poetry Town Hall


Poetry Town Hall

Saturday, September 3rd.

José Olivárez and Peggy Robles-Alvarado
BRIO winners for poetry José Olivárez and Peggy Robles-Alvarado will launch the fall Poetry Town Hall Tour series at the Bronx Zoo.

They’ll read their award-winning bilingual poetry, which addresses immigrant and second-generation perspectives through Puerto Rican, Mexican – and Dominican-American points of view.

They’ll also address the state of the diversifying Latino community in the Bronx, from its mid-20th Century Puerto Rican roots, to its contemporary Dominican and Mexican development, and will be joined by program adviser and Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez.

A moderated town hall discussion on contemporary Latino culture and writing in the Bronx will follow, culminating with a Q&A with attendees.

Poetry Town Hall
Saturday, September 3rd.
Bronx Zoo
AGES: 18 and older
TIME: 2-4 p.m.
LOCATION: Flaherty Classroom
Enter through Southern Blvd Gate.

Pre-registration is required. General admission is included with registration.

***RSVP through provided link is required to bypass entrance fee
(parking not included)…REGISTER HER

Mujeres at the Mic!


Mujeres at the Mic!
A reading by Nuyorican Women Writers

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What is a Nuyorican? Are any of them women? This reading discusses what it means to be a woman in the Nuyorican literary movement and poetry performance scene from Loisaida, El Barrio, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and beyond by featuring the work of four prominent, intergenerational New York City-based poets at different stages of their careers. With their defiant and oftentimes nostalgic expressions in English, Spanish, and Spanglish, these mujeres have secured their spot in Nuyorican history.

Moderator:
Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a 2014 BRIO performance poet award winner, CantoMundo Fellow, and a two time International Latino Book Award winner and author ofConversations with My Skin and Homenaje A Las Guerreras/Homage to the Warrior Women. She is a planning committee member for the Bronx Book Fair.

Maria Rodriguez-Morales is a poet, writer, and curator. She is the author of Brooklyn’s Daughter. Maria was recognized by the Academy of American Poets in spring 2015. She is a cowriter, coproducer, and cast member of Soledad Speaks, a theatrical spoken word play.

Nancy Mercado is the editor of the Nuyorican Women Writers anthology. A guest curator for the Museum of American Poetics and assistant editor for Eco-poetry.org, she authored It Concerns the Madness and edited the youth anthology If the World Were Mine. Mercado’s work is extensively anthologized.

Vanessa Chica Ferreira is a New York City writer and performance poet. She began sharing her poetry in the summer of 2013. Her work appears in the anthologies, No Apologies, Full Circle, and Letras & Nuyorican Women Writers Vol 2.

POETRY TONIGHT ! Poetas in ONE-derland


POETRY TONIGHT ! Poetas in ONE-derland
(An AWP offsite reading)

A Poetry evening featuring eastside and east coast sisters of the
historical Nuyorican Poets Café

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Self Help Graphics & Art
1300 E. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Friday, 4/1, 7pm

Cynthia Guardado
Ashaki M. Jackson
reina: Alejandra Prado Saldivar
Peggy Robles-Alvarado
Maria Rodriguez-Morales
Vickie Vértiz

Part of Mujeres de Maiz 2016 Season. Curated by Seeclawleek Guehosah, Rebecca Gonzales and Iris De Anda.

www.mujeresdemaiz.com
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