Monday, January 14, 2013

Con Tinta Annual Pachanga: Honoring Tino Villanueva at Zocalo Cocina Mexicana

Tino Villanueva

Cocktail & Cash Bar Celebration
Open to the Public

2013 AWP Conference, Boston, MA
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
35 Stanhope St., Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 456-7849

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 the cost for our annual pachanga. We are pleased to be honoring Tino Villanueva in an hors d’oeuvre and book signing event at Zocalo Cocina Mexicana Restaurant at 35 Stanhope St, Boston, MA 02116 (a 15 min. walk from the AWP Conference). 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 program.

TINO VILLANUEVA is the author of six books of poetry, among them Shaking Off the Dark (1984); Crónica de mis años peores (1987) / Chronicle of My Worst Years (1994); Scene from the Movie GIANT (1993), which won a 1994 American Book Award; and Primera causa / First Cause (1999), a chapbook on memory and writing. Villanueva has been anthologized in An Ear to the Ground: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (1989), Poetas sin fronteras (2000), and most recently in The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2011). He has taught creative writing at the University of Texas–Austin, The College of William & Mary, and Bowdoin College. His art work has appeared on the covers and pages of national and international journals, such as Nexos, Green Mountains Review, TriQuarterly, Parnassus, and MELUS. He teaches in the Department of Romance Studies at Boston University. His upcoming book So Spoke Penelope will be published by Grolier Poetry Press.

Those wishing to support the 2013 Con Tinta gathering can do so by check made out to: “Pilgrimage Press, Inc.” Pilgrimage Press is a nonprofit literary press which will provide tax documentation for donors and ensure that all funds received support Con Tinta.

To contribute by check: Mail contributions to Irasema Gonzalez and list Con Tinta on the memo line. Mail C/O Con Tinta to P. O. Box 08135, Chicago, IL 60608

Please send questions about donating to Irasema Gonzalez, Proyecto Latina, at


Reyna Grande is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography for her acclaimed 2012 memoir, The Distance Between Us (Atria Books). If you missed it, you will enjoy my Los Angeles Review of Books interview with Reyna where she discusses her memoir. Last year, Luis J. Rodriguez was a finalist in the same category. As Rigoberto González noted to me this morning when he broke the news: “Our lives matter.” Congratulations, Reyna!

Reyna Grande


msedano said...

!Orale, reyna grande! Grand news indeed.

Anonymous said...

Like Daniel said, Reyna, congrats!