Monday, February 15, 2016

Are you ready for La Pachanga 2016?

This year, the annual AWP Conference will be held in Los Angeles. And that means Con Tinta will be in the City of Angels, as well, to celebrate literature by hosting La Pachanga and Award Ceremony. Who will be honored? When and where will our event take place? How can you help?


The Advisory Circle of Con Tinta, a collective of Chicana/Latina Activist Writers, Poets Responding to SB 1070, and Avenue 50 Studio in Los Angeles are organizing the 2016 Pachanga & Award Ceremony and one of the book releases for the Anthology, Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice (University of Arizona Press), edited by Francisco X. Alarcón and Odilia Galván Rodríguez. La Pachanga 2016 will be held on Thursday, March 31, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042. Con Tinta will honor the following Chican@ and Latin@ writers:

Francisco X. Alarcón, RIP

Juan Felipe Herrera

Lucha Corpi

Luis Javier Rodríguez

Odilia Galván Rodríguez

Following the Award Ceremony we will have one of the book releases for the anthology Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice (University of Arizona Press) edited by Francisco X. Alarcón and Odilia Galván Rodríguez. Several poets from the anthology will be there to share la poesía for all of us. Stay tuned for an upcoming list of readers.

However, we need your help in order to have a successful event. Please consider donating to help celebrate our Chican@ and Latin@ writers who deserve this event immensely. If you can help, please email for complete information on how to make a donation by check via snail mail. Remember: no donation is too small and donors will be mentioned in the event program.

Con Tinta is excited for this marvelous partnership with Poets Responding to SB 1070 and Avenue 50 Studio. Con Tinta especially wants to thank Kathy Gallegos, Pola Lopez, Jessica Ceballos, and Lea Chavez.

La Pachanga and Award Ceremony is a time for us to come together and celebrate the wonderful achievements of our Chican@/Latin@ community. Let us stand together and be proud of the superb accomplishments of our writers.


On February 20 and 21, come celebrate books at the 2016 San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival! Visit the official website or Facebook page for details. I am honored to be one of the guest authors.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Is Juan Felipe going to be there? That would be cool. As well, will every poet in the Anthology be reading...Plus the award recipients? That would take all night. Anyway...I am honored to be included in this anthology. And I have a story about, almost not making it in. Odilia, gracias and thanx to Francisco. What a great human being. His presence is growing stronger and stronger in my heart.