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

Octavio Romano

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

El Paso Writers Update for Week of April 3, Part I

El Paso Writers Update for Week of April 3, Part I
News on Carlos Morton in Malta, Review of Rich Yañez' new novel, Luis J. Rodriguez, Jennifer Cervantes and more.

UTEP MFA professor Rosa Alcala had her poem "Fushigi na Chicharron" featured on Poet.org yesterday. Check it out.

Luis J. Rodriguez

Luis J. Rodriguez will read tonight, April 5 at the University of New Mexico in the College of Education at 6:30pm. For more info, click here

See Luis J. Rodriguez' ran on Arizona Teachers Letter is Sleepy Lagoon All Over Again which was originally published on Fox News Latino.

Octavio Solis' "Lydia"

The 23 Lambda Award nominations are out. Nominated is in drama is "Lydia" by Octavio Solis (Samuel French). Read more

Bert Corona

It appears red baiting still goes on even after you died. El Paso native Bert Corona, who died in 2001, is the target of conservative wackos in Odessa, Texas. "Parents and taxpayers in school districts around the country would be wise to watch for Corona’s programs in their cities." says the right-wing New American. Read more in W.Texas town to send migrant students to socialist conference in D.C.

Josefina Lopez

Dagoberto Gilb is in the news as Centro Victoria in Victoria, Texas welcome Jesús Salvador Treviño, award-winning screenwriter Josefina López, singer-songwriter Davíd Garza and Chicano writer Rolando Hinojosa-Smith. READ MORE.

While on the topic of Victoria, Christine Granados is briefly mention in "Top Chicano artist to visit UHV class, give public presentation" about artist Cesar Martinez.

Adam Gwon

Check out this article on Adam Gwon, Octavio Solis collaborator on their new musical Clouds. See California Musical Fest to Include 1776, Adam Gwon's Cloudlands, Stephen Schwartz's Fairy Tale. 

Check out Rigoberto Gonzalez' review of Richard Yañez new novel Cross Over Water in this past Sunday's El Paso Times. READ THE REVIEW

Left to right, Sal Castro and Mario T. Garcia

Sal Castro and Mario T. Garcia are interviewed by the UNC Blog about their book Blowout!. Read Interview: Sal Castro and Mario T. Garcia on Grassroots Activism.

The New Mexico State University Library in Las Cruces will celebrate El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros April 13 by presenting a writing workshop for adults led by Jennifer Cervantes, author of the children's book, "Tortilla Sun." The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be offered at 7 p.m. in the second floor Zuhl Library conference room. READ MORE.

Carlos Morton in Malta

Carlos Morton is in Malta for two weeks of workshops. Check out Malta Today for this article 'You're a poet, you can do whatever you want!' about Morton's visit. Carlos, don't take that planned side trip to Libya!

More later this week folks.

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