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

Nuyorican Women Writers

Nuyorican Women Writers

Nuyorican Women WritersOCTOBER 22, 2015
6 p.m. to 9 P.M.
La Casa Azul Bookstore
143 E 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Event organizers Nancy Mercado and Maria Aponte are proud to present a powerhouse poetry event and reception featuring award winning distinguished writers from The Nuyorican Women Writers Anthology, edited by Nancy Mercado for the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, CUNY.

Hosted by La Casa Azul Book Store, the program will feature brief readings of the writers’ works and a panel discussion on the roles of women in the Nuyorican Literary Movement from its inception to the present.

Writers featured include (in order of appearance):
Maria Aponte Panel Moderator
Amina Muñoz Ali 1970’s
Nancy Mercado 1980’s
Jani Rose 1990’s
Peggy Robles 2000’s

Admission $10.00