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Thursday, May 19, 2011

El Paso Writer Update for the Week of May 15, 2011, Part I

El Paso Writer Update for the Week of May 15, 2011, Part I

We found a sound clip of Manuel J. Velez poem Vato Loco de La Maravilla. Hear it now.

Don't know who posted this, but apparently a photo of John Rechy back in the day. See it now.

There's an article out on playbill.com Perry "Mansfield Festival to Develop Works by Octavio Solis and Joe Tracz": "New works by Octavio Solis, Joe Tracz, Courtney Baron, Kyle Abraham and Deborah Stein and Suli Holum will be presented during the Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival in Steamboat Springs, CO, this June." READ IT NOW. Solis' play will be Baby Girl, directed by Juliette Carillo (Denver Center Theatre Company). Also see, "Perry-Mansfield New Works Fest Announces Summer Rep in Steamboat Springs"(BroadwayWorld.com).

Check out this play-by-play description of Hunter S. Thompson and Oscar Zeta Acosta's trip to Las Vegas, the basis of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Go to "Take a ‘Fear and Loathing’ Inspired Road Trip to Vegas" on Flavorwire.

Don't forget this weekend is the JUNTOS Art & Literature Festival at UT El Paso and at the El Paso Public Library. A good list of people will read and perform including Rich Yanez, Ben Saenz, Tomas Ibarra-Fraustro, Denise Chavez, David Carrasco, Jesus Trevino, Maria Luisa Parra, and more.

See Luis J. Rodriguez posts from his trip to Argentina. See them now.

Sergio Troncoso has a Facebook page up on his forthcoming book of essays off of Arte Publico Press, Crossing Borders: Personal Essays. Check it out.

More news later tonight folks.

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