Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Talleres de Poesía

by Aleph (Alex Sanchez), Salvadoran painter and committee member 

The first Festival Talleres de Poesía will take place in San Salvador, El Salvador this November 8-10. Many events are taking place in different cities in order to raise funds for this event that will promote books and literature in El Salvador.

This wonderful project is being organized by children books' author, Jorge Argueta and the Talleres de Poesia commitee in San Francisco and San Salvador, with the collaboration of the Director of the National Library of El Salvador, Salvadoran author, Manlio Argueta.

The Children's Poetry Festival will be held at the National Library in San Salvador in November 2010. Renowned poets will be conducting writing workshops to Salvadoran children and youth.

The theme of the workshops will be the importance of reading and significance of peace for Salvadoran children and youth. They will also have the opportunity to enhance their writing skills and learn techniques on how to write their experiences through poetry.

We are asking for your collaboration to help us make this event a success. We are raising funds for the necessary materials needed to make the First Children's Poetry Festival a reality in El Salvador.

Here are two ways you can help:

You can make your donation directly
to the Talleres de Poesia
account # 0006696
Mission Federal Credit Union
3269 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110


or you can mail a check to:
Talleres de Poesia
90 Bepler St.
Daly City, CA 94014

Thank you in advance for your support!

Event in San Francisco in support of the
First Annual Poetry Festival in El Salvador 
(Nov 2010)

Date: Saturday, July 17, 2010
Time:5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: El Patio Restaurant
Street: 3193 Mission St.

Live music by Grupo Conciencia and amigos Goldband, poetry for children and adults, clowns, riffles and many more exciting surprises.

Los esperamos - gracias!
Please join us - thank you!

Event in Los Angeles

Date: Sunday,  August 15,  2010
Time:1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural
Street: 13197-A Gladstone Ave.
Sylmar, CA 91342 

We will have children's book authors, Salvadoran food, Two popular characters will be taking pictures with kids, face painting /children activities, and more upcoming surprises.
 If you want to be a volunteer, please contact Tia Chucha's.
Fax: (818) 367-5600

San Francisco's  Artists and Children's Book Authors have started to donate for the upcoming Children's Poetry Festival in El Salvador. Art and Books will be available at upcoming fundraising events. Take a look of some of the art.

donated by Huracan Gomez

painting by Nicaraguan Artist Aristides Cisneros

Native American Prayer Necklace

Hand-made by Mexica Artist, Antonio Chavez

donated by Chicano artist Francisco "Kalakas" Alonso

For more information visit Talleres de Poesía Bookface page 

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