Monday, January 30, 2012

Con Tinta Annual Pachanga at AWP Conference: This Year, Honoring Pat Mora

Con Tinta Annual Pachanga
2012 AWP Conference in Chicago, IL
On Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Honoring Pat Mora
Zapatista Restaurant
Address: South Loop, Chicago
1307 Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312)435-1307
Restaurant Website: click here
(Click on poster, above, to enlarge it)

Cocktail & Cash Bar Celebration
Public is invited

Dear Con Tinta Supporters,

At this time, the Advisory Circle of Con Tinta, a collective of Chican@/Latin@ Activist Writers, is soliciting donations from organizations and individuals to help offset cost for our annual pachanga. We are pleased to be honoring Pat Mora in an hors d’oeuvres and booksigning event at Zapatista Restaurant in the South Loop (5 minute walk from AWP). In return, we will be sure to publicly thank all donors and supporters during the course of the evening’s event and also in the event’s program.

Those wishing to support the 2012 Con Tinta gathering and awards ceremony can do so by check or via Paypal. Pilgrimage Press, Inc., a nonprofit literary press, will receive these donations, provide tax documentation for donors, and ensure that all funds received support Con Tinta.

To contribute by check: Mail contribution to “Pilgrimage,” with “Con Tinta” on the memo line, to: Pilgrimage, PO Box 9110, CO 81008. Via paypal: send payment to

Please send questions about donating to: Maria Melendez, Editor/Publisher, Pilgrimage,

Please consider yourself and your guest(s) invited to our Con Tinta Celebration. Share this La Bloga page with any/all allies, and we look forward to seeing you in Chicago! If you have any questions about Con Tinta’s Celebration, please contact

Con Tinta has many to thank for this upcoming celebration including Proyecto Latina (with a special thanks to Irasema Gonzalez and Diana Pando).

Peace and Creativity,

Xánath Caraza
Member, Advisory Circle of Con Tinta
A collective of Chican@/Latin@
Activist and Writers

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Con Tinta believes in affirming a pro-active presence in American literature. We come together in the spirit of intellectual/artistic dialogue and of recognizing our literary/social histories. C/T's mission is to create awareness through cultivating emerging talent, through promoting creative expression, and through establishing alliances with other cultural/political organizations.

Current Advisory Circle: Xánath Caraza (Kansas City, MO), Rigoberto González (New York City, NY), Maria Melendez (Pueblo, CO), Juan J. Morales (Pueblo, CO), Daniel A. Olivas (Los Angeles, CA), Michelle Otero (Albuquerque, NM), & Richard Yañez (El Paso, TX)

Ex-Oficio Circle Members: Kathleen Alcalá, Lisa Alvarado, Brenda Cárdenas, Lisa D. Chávez, Blas Falconer, & Lorraine López

1 comment:

Desiree said...

Sooo cool--with you in spirit