Hello folks. We have a few things to mention.
Meredith Abarca reading and book signing
“I Am My Language: Discourses of Women and Children in the Borderlands”
Oct. 13. Presentation and Book Signing: “I Am My Language: Discourses of Women and Children in the Borderlands” by Dr. Norma González, Professor of Anthropology and Education,
Carlos Flores begins visit tomorrow
Carlos Flores begins his visit tomorrow, October 10 (Tues)
Open house for Mr. Flores
6 p.m. reading and book signing
Sponsored by Cultural Center de Mesilla
For information contact: 1-505-647-0138 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Critica Nueva Award
Francisco Lomeli has been awarded this year’s honoree of the Critica
The Critica Nueva Award was established by Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya
in 1997 to bring the foremost scholars in Chicana/Chicano Literary
criticism to the
been reinstituted by the
Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya.
This year’s honoree is Dr. Francisco LomelÃ, Professor of Chicana/Chicano Studies at the University of California-Santa Barbara. He will return to the
The title of his lecture is “Miguel de Quintana: Early New Mexican Poet in a State of
Quintana came to
Santa Cruz de la CaÃ±ada, where he became a farmer, a notary and an assistant to both the civil and ecclesiastical authorities. Quintana was one of the very few settlers who could read or write and he was investigated by the Holy Office or Inquisition in the 1730s as someone who tested the limitations of free thinking in the Spanish colonial world with his poetry.
LomelÃ and Colahan translate and discuss Quintana’s poetry in their book. LomelÃ has written or edited a number of books, including a major reference work on Chicano Literature. The UNM Bookstore will have several of his books for sale after the lecture. The lecture and discussion are free and and open to the public.
For more information contact:
Teresa Marquez, (505) 277-0582; e-mail: email@example.com
Media Contact: Karen Wentworth, (505) 277-5627; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy Fisher West’s Child of Many Rivers will be receiving the WILLA Finalist Award from Women Writing the West at their conference in October. For a cherry on top, it was also the finalist for the 2006 Writers' League of Texas Violet Crown Award. Winners and finalists will be on a panel at the Texas Book Festival in
Color of Violence
South End Press is putting out Color of Violence in which more than “30 visionaries from around the globe call on both racial justice and antiviolence movements to collaboratively "develop strategies that challenge the criminal justice system and that also provide safety for survivors of sexual and domestic violence" (p. 223).
Engaging the intersectional nature of violence against women of color, Color of Violence both expands the definition of violence against women and places women of color at the center of a movement to end oppression in all its forms. And unlike most examinations of violence against women that recast them as "victims," this pathbreaking collection highlights the work of survivors and activists in creating strategies of resistance.”
“In the tradition of This Bridge Called My Back, Color of Violence is an urgent, bold, and essential intervention in the war against women of color, their communities, and, ultimately, us all.”
$20.00 paper | 0-89608-762-X | 336 pages
For more information on Color of Violence
please contact Alexander Dwinell at 617-547-4002
Octavio Solis Play Currently Running
Hey Pasenos, take trip to Canyon and see your fellow EPT writer's play!
Octavio Solis play “Marfa Lights" premieres at
CANYON, Texas—West Texas A&M University will present the world-premiere of Marfa Lights, a potent new theatrical work by Texas native and San Francisco playwright Octavio Solis. The production marks the first performance in the Studio Theatre of the new Fine Arts Complex at Oct. 5-7 and Oct. 12-14.
In Marfa Lights, a fraternity hazing takes on a dangerous tone and unforeseen and interesting encounters lead to the play’s unique conclusion. The play confronts larger questions of identity, racism and violence with candor and surprising tenderness that can be related to any university. Marfa Lights contains adult language and intense situations not suitable for children. The production will be WTAMU’s entry in the American College Theatre Festival.
According to Royal R. Brantley, director of the production and head of the Department of Art, Communication and Theatre, Marfa Lights was specifically written for WTAMU.
“It was commissioned by the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts,” Brantley said.
The play, which runs approximately 85 minutes, will be performed without an intermission. Cast members for this world premiere production are listed by hometown, classification, major and role.
Michael Newman, senior theatre major—Hank
Matthew Payne, freshman mass communication/public relations major—Tubbs
Orlando Segarra, junior theatre major—Jorge
Graham Laura Harrell, senior musical theatre major—Lena
Roanoke Will Grayson, senior theatre major—Sonny
Seminole Skylar Hinds, freshman theatre major—Meiken
Vernon Dustin Swatzell, junior theatre major—Jim
Wheeler Savanna Shipp, sophomore theatre major—Babe
Solis, who met Brantley during their graduate school days at
“This is definitely new and definitely different,” Brantley said. “A rare opportunity for any theatre.”
The playwright’s other works include Man of the Flesh, Prospect, Seven Visions of Encarnacion and
WTAMU students with a Buff Gold Card can attend Marfa Lights at no charge. Tickets for WTAMU theatre productions are priced at $10 to $15 each for reserved seating and $7 to $9 each for senior citizens and children 12 and under. Season tickets also are available and offer ticket holders convenience and savings. Group rates also are available. Tickets for Marfa Lights will go on sale Monday, Sept. 25. For more information, call the BIT box office at 806-651-2798.
This Friday, Christine Granados in
Friday, October, 13, 6:15 p.m.
Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, Texas read from
"Brides and Sinners" with Diane Gonzales Bertrand and Diana Lopez as
part of the Texas Latino Voices series presented by the Texas Center for the Book.