LATINO AND FILIPINO POETS EXPLORE CULTURAL MYTHOLOGIES

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

 

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course
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