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Saturday, January 08, 2011

El Paso Writers Update: News on Gilb, Mora, Rechy, Raymund Paredes, Christine Granados, Octavio Solis, and more

More El Paso Writer News

Paredes says you got to fight for your right to education

"Under a proposal by Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner Raymund Paredes, students would have to meet two of four criteria to be eligible for the grants: take classes that better prepare them for college, including advanced math courses; finish in the top third of their class; maintain at least a B average; pass or be exempted from the Texas Success Initiative exam, which determines college readiness." READ MORE.

Papke on Rechy

Mary E. Papke has a journal article that mentioned John Rechy. The abstract is posted on Project MUSE in American Naturalism. Check out the abstract on Project MUSE.

News on Octavio Solis

Octavio Solis' Pastures of Heaven will be staged read at the Arena Stage's New Play Festival in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28 and 29. For more info, CLICK HERE.

Also on Solis, we caught this clip on Adam Gwon who is collaborating with Solis on a musical. READ MORE.

Borderzine on UT El Paso journalism alumni

UT El Paso's Borderzine gives a lowdown on several Chicano and Chicana/Mexicano/a journalists that have some out of UTEP. READ IT NOW.

Luis J. Rodriguez back in the Windy City

We caught that Luis J. Rodriguez will be in Chicago March 16 for a Poetry Foundation event. More details here.

Mora makes the List

Pat Mora's Dizzy in Your Eyes made the Miss Rhumphius Effect Blog "Lasting Connections of 2010" List which is "list of the 30 picture books, novels, and nonfiction books that most effectively connect to the K–8 curriculum." SEE IT NOW.

de la tierra reviews Betancourt book

Check out UT El Paso MFA alumna tatiana de la tierra's review of No hay silencio que no termine by Ingrid Bet6ncourt. READ IT NOW

Gilb on Facebook

A community page has been created on Facebook for Dagoberto Gilb. Check it out.

Granados reviews Stephen Gutierrez

Project MUSE posted an abstract of Christine Granados review of Live from Fresno y Los by Stephen Gutierrez. Check it out.

Guest Post by Mayo

Check out C.M. Mayo's guest post to Curled Up With A Good Book. READ IT NOW.

 Still a lot of El Paso writers news to catch up with: Rich Yanez Cross Over Water Facebook page, Ramon Arroyos new book, and more.

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