"Chicano writers from El Paso are the most progressive, open-minded, far-reaching, and inclusive writers of them all."

Octavio Romano

Monday, March 26, 2007

Hecho en Tejas events; Trini Sanchez, Jr. recieves award; Espada readings

Hecho en Tejas Events

I just got my copy of Hecho en Tejas in the mail and I am very impress. Don’t miss Dago’s roadshow:

El Paso: 30-31 March
Austin: 1 May

Scenic Drive in Cd. Juarez!

Mountain road aims to speed travel around Juárez

By Louie Gilot / El Paso Times


Carne Verde, Piel Negra: An Avocado from Michoacán

C.M. Mayo who edited Tamame which stopped publishing its review and now is focusing on chapbooks. The first one out the door is a story by the winner of Mexico’s San Luis Potosí Award for Short Story called Carne Verde, Piel Negra: An Avocado from Michoacán. www.tameme.org.

Agustin Cadema was born in 1963 in te Valle del Mezquital, Meico. A poet, fiction writer, essayist, and translator, he’s published more than 20 books. He currently teaches s seminar on Mexican culture and literature at the University of Debrecen in Hungary.

Carlos Callejo Interview
Check out this video interview with El Paso artist Carlos CAllejo: Link to video:

Former UTEP Chicano Studies Secretary Walks on

I received notice that former UTEP Chicano Studies secretary Ana Osante died in San Diego, California in February. A memorial services for her was hosted on Feb. 31st

My carnal Trinidad Sanchez, Jr. still receiving awards

Happy news from St. Mary's University!

Trinidad Sanchez, Jr. has won an award posthumously from the President's Peace Commission, The Art of Peace Award. The PPC is 21 years old now, we have been giving this award to people who promote peace and human understanding through their art.

The pogram was held last week combined with the annual President's Peace Concert. Poets/friends of Trino's read from his work. Interspersed were musical pieces. It ended with a speech honoring Trinis work and then the award was presentation” a plaque that incorporates a piece of art by Bro. Cletus Behlmann.

Regina notes to us that Trini will have a book out this year from University of Texas at San Antonio and another from St. Mary's University next year. He will also be honroed at Wayne State University in Detroit April 5, 2007.

Matrin Espada On the Road Again

March 29: Reading, 7 PM, Living Literature, Northeast Campus, Tarrant County College, Hurst, TX. Contact: Rebecca Balcárcel REBECCA.BALCARCEL@tccd.edu or Cynthia Baw CYNTHIA.BAW@tccd.edu

March 30: Workshop, 9 AM, Living Literature, Northeast Campus, Tarrant County College

Hurst, TX, Contact: Rebecca Balcárcel REBECCA.BALCARCEL@tccd.edu or Cynthia Baw CYNTHIA.BAW@tccd.edu

April 5: Reading, 7 PM, Albion College, Albion, MI, Contact: Helena Mesa. hmesa@albion.edu

April 14: Reading, Boundaries and Alliances in the Americas and Beyond, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Contact: Marcus Rediker, marcusrediker@yahoo.com

Apr16: Reading, 6 PM, Six O’Clock Series, Ohio Room, Hadley Union Building, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, Contact: Ken Sherwood, sherwood@iup.edu

April 20: Reading, 7 PM, Poets Against War, Border Book Festival, Mesilla Community Center

Mesilla, NM, Contact: Denise Chávez, bbf@zianet.com

April 21: Lecture, 1PM, The Redemption of Pablo Neruda, Border Book Festival

Mesilla Community Center, Mesilla, NM, Contact: Denise Chávez bbf@zianet.com

April 21: Reading, 7PM, Premio Fronterizo, Border Book Festival, Mesilla Community Center

Mesilla, NM, Contact: Denise Chávez bbf@zianet.com

April 27: Reading, 10AM, Crispus Attucks Middle School, Indianapolis, IN, Contact: Rafael Méndez, RMendez@imcpl.org

April 27: Reading, 7:30PM, Etheridge Knight Festival of the Arts, Basile Theater, Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, IN, Contact: Eunice Knight-Bowens, EKFestival@aol.com

For more information see www.martinespada.net.

Mujeres Escritoras Reading in EPT

El Paso Community College Spring Arts Festival presents

Howls in the Desert: Mujeres Escritoras A Literary Event featuring Sehba Sarwar

and Special Guest Readers

Wednesday, March 28

6:30-8:00 p.m.

EPCC Rio Grande campus

Little Temple (906 El Paso St.)

Free Admission Public is Invited

Sehba Sarwar's critically-acclaimed, first novel, Black Wings was published in 2004 through Alhamra Publishing. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Sehba is presently based in Houston, Texas, where she serves as Founding Director of Voices Breaking Boundaries, a non-profit multi-media arts organization, and cohosts a radio show and is involved in the anti-war/ pro-immigration movement. Recipient of several artist awards from Houston’s Cultural Arts Council, Sehba’s fiction/poetry has been published in anthologies in the US, Pakistan and India. She contributes to The News and Chowrangi while working on a second novel.

For more information, contact Richard Yañez: ryanez4@epcc.edu

Book signing and reception hosted by EPCC PaPaGayo Literary Center and Women Writers' Collective (www.womenwriterscollective.org)

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