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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

El Paso Writers Update for Week of May 29, Part I

El Paso Writers Update for Week of May 29, Part I
Matt Mendez finalist
Matt Mendez' short story collection, Twitching Heart was the runner-up in The Ohio State University Short Fiction Prize. Congrads to Matt!
Luis J. Rodriguez on NBC
Luis J. Rodriguez was profiled in this two part segment on Nightly News with Brian Williams. Luis' next book, "It Calls You Back: An Odyssey of Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing" will be published in October 2011.
Bert Corona in Counterpunch

Bert Corona is the subject of an article in Counterpunch about "The Hidden History of Mexico / US Labor Solidarity" by David Bacon. "In Los Angeles, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union established Local 26 for southern California warehouse and light manufacturing workers. The union used Mexican organizers, including Jess Armenta and Bert Corona. Corona, a leftist born in Ciudad Juarez, became local president. Later Humberto Camacho, a Mexican organizer for the United Electrical Workers, helped establish UE Local 1421." Read more.

Rosa Alcala Featured

William Patteron University has a feature on UTEP Creative Writing professor Rose Alcala. "Rosa Alcala ’91 describes herself as a “working class kid” who grew up in the Riverside section of Paterson. Today she is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at El Paso and writes poetry." Read "Rosa Alcala ’91: A Journey into the World of Academia."

Yanez to read at Barnes and Noble East
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011 @ 2-4 pm. FREE.

More tonight folks

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