Lorna Dee at SF Intl. Poetry Festival Flor y Canto Tonight, 7-25-08, Mission Cultural Center
Come support the Bay Area's emerging artists as the San Francisco International Poetry Festival: Flor y Canto en el Barrio hosts:
The Word From the Street
Friday, July 25th at 2:00pm
Mission Branch Library Main Reading Room
Writers from the forefront of San Francisco's next movement of poetry and spoken word join host Tomás Riley (Mahcic: Selected Poems, Post Chicano Stress Disorder) Friday afternoon at the Mission Branch Library (24th St. at Bartlett).
Scheduled to perform:
Eric Foster - 2007 Teen Slam Finalist
Annie Yu - WritersCorps
George Hurtado - 2006 SF Unified District Slam Champ
Erika Kent Cespedes - 2007 Teen Slam Finalist
Drew Vai - 2007 Teen Slam Finalist
Nestor Reyes - 2007 SF Unified Slam Finalist
Hadeel Ramadan - Youth Speaks Youth Advisory Board
and many more...
Check some of the brightest young writers in the city and give them the audience they deserve!
Tonight at the Mission Cultural Center:
7pm, GRATIS--"Nuestra America I"
Featuring: Alejandro Murguia, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Cherrie Moraga, Tomás Riley, Jack Hirschman, Milta Ortiz
The readings occur in conjunction with three days of poetry July 24th through 26th in San Francisco's Mission District.
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, the San Francisco Public Library, and Litquake have joined forces this year for Flor y Canto en el Barrio: A Celebration of Latina/o Poetry.
The Festival will begin on Thursday, July 24 with a kick-off party at 6:00pm in Balmy Alley (24th St. between Harrison and Folsom) and a Lit Crawl of both established and emerging poets. The Lit Crawl will take place at over six different venues on 24th Street (between Mission and Bryant). Poetry readings and workshops for various ages and interests will continue throughout Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26.
For locations of the poetry crawl or for more details visit the Friends' website at www. friendssfpl. org.