Thursday, December 09, 2010

Lydia Gil & Mario Acevedo

de Lydia Gil en Argentina:

Saludos from Buenos Aires, where I've been for the past weeks with a group of University of Denver students.

This is not your typical tango-and-mate type of class. We're here to meet with witnesses, writers, and human rights activists to explore the various dimensions of the military dictatorship, among them, the testimonies of the disappeared and the projects of memorialization.

There have already been many heart-ripping moments in the few days we've met as a group: reading on a fragment of an excavated wall from a clandestine detention center the following carving--probably made with the edge of a spoon--"Ayúdame Señor". And listening to the roll call of the disappeared... after each name, the crowd shouts: "Presente".

Tomorrow is International Human Rights Day and today, for the Marcha de la Resistencia, the Madres of the Plaza de Mayo will march nonstop from noon until midnight. We wonder if now, three decades later, their march has become a memorial... Who will march after they are gone?


de Mario Acevedo en Denver:

Here's info on the signing for my graphic novel.

Sunday, Dec 12, 2010, 3PM
Broadway Book Mall
200 S Broadway, Denver, CO

Science Fiction/Fantasy writers Win Scott Eckert, Alastair Mayer, Warren Hammond, David Boop, Laura Reeve, and Mario Acevedo will be signing their new works.

Mario will be debuting his graphic novel, Killing the Cobra, in which his detective/vampire Felix Gomez battles the Han Cobra heroin smugglers.

Free parking in back and across the street at the post office after hours. Bring a canned food donation to be entered in a raffle for door prizes.
More info here.

From Su Teatro de Denver:

Here's information on this year's holiday program.

"To Colorado on a Christmas Night"

Presented by Su Teatro at the Denver Civic Theatre, 721 Santa Fe Drive. Through Dec. 19. 1 hour, 40 minutes. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $17-$20. For more info: 303-296-0219 or

Read the Denver Post review - (two out of four stars?)

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