Saturday, January 23, 2010

Readings. tomorrow. Sunday. Hollywood!

"Tongue & Groove" - A monthly offering of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music.

Tomorrow featuring:
Sam Quinones - "True Tales from Another Mexico"
Jennine Capocrucet - "Leaving Hialeah"
Sesshu Foster "Atomik Aztex"
Julie Weidmann, Myrlin A. Hermes - "The Lunatic, The Lover, and The Poet"
and music by Sam Suicide

Sunday Jan 24th; 6-7:30 pm The Hotel Café, 1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, Califas Admission: $6.00

Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of HOW TO LEAVE HIALEAH, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award, was a finalist for the Chicano/Latino Literary Prize, and was recently named by the Miami Herald as one of the ten best books of 2009. Her stories have appeared in Ploughshares, The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, and other magazines. She wants you to know that no matter what you've heard, her mother raised her right.

Sesshu Foster taught composition and literature in East L.A. for 20 years. He's also taught writing at the University of Iowa, the California Institute for the Arts and the University of California, Santa Cruz. His work has been published in The Oxford Anthology of Modern American Poetry, and his own books include World Ball Notebook, City Terrace Field Manual and Atomik Aztex

Myrlin A. Hermes is a graduate of Reed College and the University of London, and has received grants from the Institute for Humane Studies and the Arts Council England. Her book is a pansexual re-imagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet and won the Arch & Bruce Brown Fiction prize.

Sam Quinones is a journalist with the Los Angeles Times and author of two acclaimed books of nonfiction. In 1998, he was awarded the Alicia Patterson Fellowship, one of the most prestigious fellowships in U.S. print journalism, for a series of stories on impunity in Mexico, including a story of a lynching in a small town. Hailed as a cult classic, True Tales has also been used in classes in more than a hundred universities.

Julie Weidmann is an actress, comedian and writer.
Sam Suicide plays traditional country music of love and death.

Come one, come all and come early!
Seating limited and we start on time!

For more info, go here.

Pre-release announcement

The Deer Dancer
a novel by Gary Winters
Sunbelt Publications, Inc.
hardcover 184 pages
ISBN 9780916251000
$16.95, 5.5" x 8.5"
available 3/01/2010

Winner of the Silver Medal, Chicano/Latino Literary Prize for Unpublished Novel at the Univ. of Calif., Irvine!
Finalist for Unpublished YA Novel, San Diego Book Awards!

From the publisher:

"The perfect book for young men and women who are not big readers, to learn to love reading!

"Well-written, timely and fills a niche for Latino youth fiction that isn’t about gangs and drugs.

"The Deer Dancer, a mature YA novel, is a contemporary coming-of-age story about a Yaqui Indian boy, set in Mexico. Juan Araiza has no money, no shoes, no education and no future. He leaves his village to search for his father—a man he never knew—in Mexico’s second largest city. Juan doesn’t find his father, but his native wit and grit take him all the way from the streets to a job in the federal government. He meets the charismatic Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos and soon finds him
self torn, his head in the government job and his heart in the black-masked Zapatista fight for Indian rights."

Gary Winters was the English editor, feature writer, and columnist for a bilingual newspaper in Mexico. In the United States he’s been published in numerous magazines and anthologies and won writing awards for poetry, short story, novel and photojournalism. A Mensa member, he’s also a member of Writers/Editors Guild and the Screen Actors Guild.

For pre-orders go here.

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