Thursday, April 05, 2012
TQS: 45 Years of Chicana Chicano Literature
On behalf of the Quinto Sol Remembered (QSR) organizing committee, we want to invite you to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Quinto Sol, the first Chicana Chicano Publishing House in the country, and its interdisciplinary magazine “El Grito”, which was founded in 1967 with the efforts of UC Berkeley students and faculty.
Quinto Sol Publishing and its journal El Grito made an unprecedented effort to create a space for Chicanas Chicanos to publish their literary, artistic, and scholarly works in the late 1960s. Many of the texts that are now considered foundational and canonical first saw light in El Grito and/or were published by El Quinto Sol Publishing via their Quinto Sol prize.
The persons behind this effort were associated with UC Berkeley as undergraduates, graduate students, staff, and faculty; including the late professor Octavio Romano. The purpose of this conference is not only to celebrate that moment in Chicanas Chicanos/UC Berkeley History but also to take a critical look at that moment in order to understand in which directions our art, literature, and scholarship can proceed.
Quinto Sol Remembered is Pleased to Welcome:
Nick C. Vaca
Schedule for Friday April, 6, 2012
10:00 to 10:15 – Breakfast – Registration
The Early Years: Hear From the First Editor of “El Grito” and a member of the first Premio Quinto Sol Selection Committee. Also hear from Quinto Sol staff members and undergraduates from Berkeley at that time.
10:15 to 11:45 – Nick Vaca, Gustavo Segade, Sergio Elizondo
11:45 to 1:15 — Juan Carrillo, Edel Romay, Lucha Corpi
1:15 to 2:30 – LUNCH with speakers at Faculty CLUB (& sandwiches for
The Impact: Hear from leading scholars on the topic of Quinto Sol Publications and the formation of the Chicana/o Identity in print. Also, hear from the Artists whose careers began with the creation of Quinto Sol Publications and El Grito
2:45 to 4:15 — Alex Saragoza, Hector Calderón, Rudy Anaya (Video)
4:15 – 5:45 – Alurista, Lorna Dee, Malaquias Montoya–
Xicando: On Our OwnTerms— An Exhibition of Work by Celia Rodriguez, Maceo Montoya, and Malaquias Montoya
The Exhibition hopes to capture the trajectory of Chicana/o art over the past, present, and into the future. We borrow the phrasing from Alfred Arteaga and Jose Montoya as we move the work of Quinto Sol Publications forward into the next 45 years.
6 to 7: Reception
7 to 7:30: Maceo Montoya, Malquias Montoya, Celia Rodriguez
7:30 to 9:00: Flor y Canto