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Fri, Sept 12 @ 7pm

Features local faculty Bárbara Renaud González,and Sheila Black. Open mic with Paschal Murat Booker, and others.

Barbara Renaud Gonzalez

Bárbara Renaud González is a freelance writer, journalist and activist. Her essays and articles have appeared in The Nation, The Progressive, The Los Angeles Times and more, and her commentaries have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition, and LatinoUSA. González is a recipient of the Inter-American Press Association Opinion prize, has been a finalist for six Katies in radio commentary and print. Her book, Golondrina, Why Did You Leave Me?, was published in 2009 by UT Press, under the Chicana Matters imprint. González’s most recent publication is an interactive children’s book, The Boy Made of Lightning, based on the boyhood of Willie C. Velásquez, founder of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project. She resides in San Antonio, Texas.

 

sheila

Sheila is the author of two full-length poetry collections House of Bone and Love/Iraq (both CW Press) and two chapbooks–How to be a Maquiladora (Main Street Rag) and Continental Drift (Patriothall Gallery, UK) with painter Michele Marcoux. She recently co-edited with poets Jennifer Bartlett and Mike Northen Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos Press), which was named a Notable Book for 2012 by the American Library Association (ALA). Her recent collection Wen Kroy (Dream Horse Press) received the 2011 Orphic Prize in Poetry. She is a 2012 Witter Bynner Fellow in Poetry, selected by US Poet Laureate Philip Levine.

 

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“To ask who is to begin a communication,” writes poet Melissa Kwasny who opens the Earth Talk Series at the Central Library on Sept 14.

Kwasny will present the central ideas in her recent collection of essays, Earth Recitals: Essays on Image and Vision, as well as reference contemporary ecological and philosophic thinkers, toward a discussion of how we might more deeply and creatively communicate with the natural world. More info here.

Guadalupe Home is a transitional living program for homeless expectant mothers and homeless mothers with infants. Current residents recently worked writing children’s stories with writer Sonya Barrera Eddy through our Writers in Communities program. Their collection of stories, The Magic Mirror, was illustrated by local artist/storyteller Xavier Garza.

Visit our event page for more information: http://geminiink.org/event/guadalupe-home-reading-book-launch/

Following the St. John’s College “Great Books” discussion model, Earth Talks brings the community together to look at selected texts and ask essential questions. (more…)

Luna Luna disses with author Debra Monroe who reads this Friday, August 8, for our SouthWord Festival Wrap-Up.

  I’m obsessed with minute details about lives of women who accumulated power in times and places that discouraged them. I’m grateful to radical feminists because they made women like me seem moderate and so we got away with more, but I’m fascinated by women who increased their influence without explicitly breaking rules, women who held onto traditional facets of identity while adapting them. 
Debra Monroe
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