By Xánath Caraza
Award winning author, Lucrecia Guerrero will be in Kansas City on Monday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at the Greenlease Gallery, Rockhurst University. This event is sponsored by the Rockhurst University International and Global Perspectives Committee, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and Sigma Delta Pi: Hispanic Honor Society. Bienvenida Lucrecia!
Lucrecia Guerrero has lived in the Midwest for years but grew up on the U.S./Mexico border in a bilingual and bicultural home with a mother from Kentucky and father from Puebla, Mexico. Guerrero's background is often reflected in her stories and fictional characters. Her short stories have been published in literary journals such as the ANTIOCH REVIEW and anthologized in FANTASMAS and BEST of the WEST 2009. CHASING SHADOWS, her collection of linked short stories was published by Chronicle Books, and more recently Bilingual Press/Arizona State University published her novel TREE of SIGHS. TREE of SIGHS was the recipient of a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship and the Premio Aztlán Literary Award.
Also in Kansas City, a controversial poetry reading:
Poets, Norma Cantú, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Nicole Higgins and Xánath Caraza will read poetry for the Women in the World, a Poetry Reading Celebrating International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 3 – 5 p.m., Student Union Room 401B, University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Be our guest and join us if you are around. This event is sponsored by various UMKC offices, departments and programs: Latina/Latino Studies Program, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, English Language and Literatures and the Division of Diversity and Inclusion.
I will be reading at Emporia State University (ESU), Emporia, Kansas on Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m., Preston Family Room in Memorial Union. This event is sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program, the Performing Arts Board, and the Special Events Board. Here is a link to the event, https://www.facebook.com/events/629341587115601/
For another upcoming event, Bloguero, Daniel Olivas, will be part of the Tucson Festival of Books next weekend! Click here for his full schedule: http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/?action=display_author&id=1729
What is more, congratulations to María Miranda Maloney, her manuscript has found a home! THE UNPUBLISHED LETTERS OF MILEVA will be published by pandora lobo estepario press out of Chicago. I’m looking forward to seeing it on people’s bookshelves soon, María.
Yet another good literary resource is here. You don’t want to miss this new website, 46 Clubhouse, A Place for Writers, aquí está el enlace, http://46clubhouse.com/2014/02/26/the-persistence-of-a-poet/
Finally, I want to thank Tumblewords Writing-Project workshop, "Minerva's Daughters", (part of Verbal Intoxicants), led by Donna Snyder. She used some of my fiction, Lo que trae la marea/What the Tide Brings (Mouthfeel Press, 2013) and poetry for her writing workshop on March 8, 2014, along with the poetry of Dale Winslow. Gracias Donna y a todos en el taller. Peace and Creativity.
Es todo por hoy. Ciao, chao