Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Red CalaArts Collective and The Front

The Red CalacArts Collective and The Front present
This Poem Called My Body
Chapbook Release Reading
Saturday, August 30, 2008
7pm @ The Front
147 W. San Ysidro Blvd
San Ysidro, CA

- though donations to The Front will not be refused -

Featuring poetry from the Redz Vuelos Literarios: This Poem Called My Body writing workshop by:

Gladys Bautista (Huntington Park, CA)
Patricia Beltran (San Diego, CA)
Irene Castruita (San Diego, CA)
Sara R. Eslava (San Diego, CA)
Monica Hernandez (San Ysidro, CA)
Fanelly Millan (Ontario, CA)
Clarita E. Morales (Montclair, CA)
Pilar Elizabeth Valdez (Los Angeles, CA)
Plus, East LA’s Olga Garcia Echeverria (Falling Angels: Cuentos y Poemas)

On July 26-27, 2008 the Red CalacArts Collective organized a writing workshop called Vuelos Literarios: This Poem Called My Body at The Front in San Ysidro. The workshop, facilitated by author Olga Garcia Echeverria, featured eight young Latina women in a series of intense writing exercises. The product of those sessions is a small anthology of poetry called This Poem Called My Body (Red CalacArts Publications). Cover art by Nuvia Crisol Ruland.
Copies of the chapbook will be available for sale at the release reading on August 30.
Vuelos Literarios: This Poem Called My Body is supported with the kind financial assistance of

Memo Nericcio
Claudia Aguilar
Nuvia & Jim Ruland
Carlos Velazquez
Bill & Teresa Caballero
Linda Muñoz
Louis Mendoza
Tomas Riley
Ricardo Islas
Olga García Echeverría
Leticia Talavera

The Vuelos Literarios writing workshop was supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.

For more info on the Red CalacArts Collective, Calaca Press and The Front please visit:

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