Thursday, April 08, 2010

What I Am Looking Forward To @ AWP

I started counting down the months when I first got word the AWP conference would be taking place in Denver, Colorado. Almost daily I've studied the AWP website as to map out the events I plan on attending. While (in all honesty) the daily list of panels and other happenings has proven too overwhelming to breakdown into my own personal schedule, I have set my sights on a couple of can't miss events.

Con Tinta @ Laguna's Mexican Bar & Grill
Tonight, Con Tinta will host it's 5th Annual Celebration at Laguna's (1543 Champa Street) from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Along with our very own Manuel Ramos and the prolific Rigoberto Gonzalez in attendance, Con Tinta will honor Denver's late poet laureate, Abelardo "Lalo" Delgado and Dr. Alicia Gaspar de Alba for their literary achievements.
One Poem Festival @ Dikeou Collection
On Friday, Momotombo Press and Palabra Literary Magazine will host the One Poem Festival of nearly 30 poetas, yes count them 30 notable Latin@ authors at the Dikeou Collection (1615 California Street) from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. Writers in attendance include the likes of La Abuelita de Chicana poetry, Lorna Dee Cervantes and Richard Blanco. The ghost of Lalo is sure to be in the house for this one!!!
Manuel Ramos and his "King Of The Chicanos"
La palabra en la calle dice their may be a few copies of the King Of The Chicanos floating in and around the festival throughout the next few days; been waiting awhile to get my greasy hands on a copy of Ramos's newest novel del movimiento. An enormous thanks to San Antonio, Texas publisher, Wings Press for publishing the goods. And isn't Cesar Martinez's, Bato con Sunglasses, the most firme cover art you've ever seen. Looks more like Ramos con Sunglasses. Que no?

Ay los miro @ the AWP!!!

1 comment:

Daniel A. Olivas said...

Jesse, looking forward to meeting you in Denver! And isn't Manuel's novel beautiful!