la SalaFrom Robert Flor:

Seattle, WA: On April 10th and 11th, 2015, La Sala and Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts (PWEKA) will present three Latino/a and three Filipino/a poets who will consider the influence of Latino and Filipino mythology on poetry. During two events titled “Latino and Filipino Poets Explore Cultural Mythologies” the six poets will read original works followed by a Q&A session with audience members. The artists will compare and explore cultural mythological influences, of both indigenous and shared colonial origins, on the works of contemporary Latino/a and Filipino/a poets.

Friday, April 10th, Seattle University, Wyckoff Auditorium (in the Bannan Bldg – see map below), 7pm, located in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle.

Lorna Dee Cervantes

Lorna Dee Cervantes

The Seattle University event is the result of a unique collaboration between two Seattle University student organizations: United Filipino Club (UFC) and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) and two local arts organizations: La Sala, a Latino/a artists’ network, and Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts (PWEKA), a Filipino arts and literary organization.

Saturday, April 11th, Seattle Public Library, central branch (Central Library), Level 4, Room 1, 1-4 p.m., 1000 Fourth Ave. Seattle, 98104. Parking will be available in the Central Library garage for regular weekend rate of $7.

Pacific Northwest artists reading original works created for this event are:

Roberto Ascalon – poet, writer, educator, and spoken-word performance artist
Jim Cantú – emerging poet and writer
Lorna Dee Cervantes – internationally acclaimed poet
Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs – poet, cultural worker, and educator
Emily Lawsin – poet, writer and educator
Sam Rodrick Roxas-Chua – poet and editor

Artistic Director: Robert Flor

Bannan Bldg


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SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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