Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Lorna Dee Cervantes in Chicago, DePaul U. & Guild 4/15-16: Where In The World Is Lorna?

I'm in wonderful Chicago, Memphis Minnie land. I'll be at DePaul University tonight, April 15 at 7 pm, which is located in the heart of Lincoln Park, in Chicago, on Halsted and Fullerton Aves. The presentation will be in a building called the Schmidt Academic Center, at 2320 Kenmore St. in Room 254. Get your taxes in and come on down!

Tomorrow I'll be performing with Rigoberto Gonzalez at the Guild Complex:

Lorna Dee Cervantes and Rigoberto Gonzalez

Wednesday, APRIL 16 -- PALABRA PURA
LORNA DEE CERVANTES and RIGOBERTO GONZALEZ
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Reading begins at 7:00 p.m.
Free admission. Books for sale. Authors will be available for signing.

In honor of National Poetry Month, two internationally renowned poets -- Lorna Dee Cervantes and Rigoberto González -- will read for Palabra Para at the Center on Halsted.

A fifth-generation Californian of Mexican and Native American (Chumash) heritage, Lorna Dee Cervantes has been a pivotal figure throughout the Chicano literary movement. Her poetry has appeared in nearly 200 anthologies and textbooks, and she has been the recipient of many honors, including an NEA fellowship, a Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Award and a Pulitzer nomination for her book DRIVE: The First Quartet. She lives and teaches in San Francisco, California.

Rigoberto González is the author of seven books, most recently of the memoir, Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa, winner of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. A story collection, Men without Bliss, is forthcoming. The recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, and of various international artist residencies, he writes a book column for the El Paso Times of Texas. He lives in New York City and is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University/Newark.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lorna Dee's new chapbook (a MANGO PUBLICATION) is BIRD AVE y New Mission Poems. Ladies and Gentlemen,it does not have a universal big brother bar code on it,so it also is without a spine. This makes it a perfect item for buying at live performances and getting the personalized autograph from Lorna Dee. The cover is intriguing with three young high school age girls (Mexicanas?) peering back at the viewer. This collection may alert all of us who have loved and tresured MANGO publications may be returning to a new schedule (I hope so).

17/4/08 11:53  
Anonymous Laser Hair Removal Chicago said...

I wish i knew about this sooner, i wish i woudl have been there im sure you did AMAZING preforming with Rigoberto.

Cheers,
Marissa

26/9/08 11:24  

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