Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sandra Cisneros To Read at Tia Chucha's and the May Festival Scoop

Special report from Melinda Palacio with Michael Sedano

Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural and Bookstore in San Fernando Califas provides an intimate space for readings, art displays, and buying books and cultural mementoes. On Saturday, April 30 from 2-5 pm, Sandra Cisneros will be at Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural. The celebrated author makes a rare appearance at Tia Chucha's next weekend.
Sandra Cisneros (center) with Mary Rose and Eddie Ortega at the Border Book Festival earlier this month.

Tia Chucha's may be a little out of the way, the San Fernando Valley, but the space is truly a Centro Cultural. Take advantage of the study hall, writers workshops, danza azteca, poetry readings and open mics, guitar and son jarocho workshops, community events and films, and more.

Coming May 21, not to Tia's but to Los Angeles Mission College, is Tia Chucha's 6th Annual Celebrating Words Festival.

The Festival promises six hours of song, performance, spoken words.

I'll allow the posters to tell their own stories. And wow, every poster tells a story, these posters are spinning tales whose beginnings and endings will draw you to the northeastern edge of the San Fernando Valley to find for yourself.

To see more for yourself, click the poster images.

Friday Bloguera Melinda Palacio will present her new novel at the event and moderate another fiction panel. For details of Ocotillo Dreams, visit

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I'm so happy to hear that one of my favorite authors will be in Sylmar on the same day I happen to be there. Thanks for the info and posting about the Word Fest. I guess I'll make another trip up there on the 21st of May too.