Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lorna Dee Cervantes Book Launch for CIENTO: 100 100-Word Love Poems in SF 10/27

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lorna Dee Cervantes's 1st Book Release Party in 30 Years THURS 10/27 at Kaleidoscope, 3109 24th St., 8 pm!

I'm having a BOOK PARTY & You're invited!

Lorna Dee Cervantes's San Francisco Book Release Party 10/27/2011

Thursday, October 27 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm

3109 24th Street
San Francisco, CA

Come hear Lorna read her latest poetry and celebrate the release of her new book on the last thursday night in October!

Lorna Dee Cervantes will be selling, signing and reading from her new book Ciento: 100 100-Word Love Poems in the intimate performance space at Kaleidoscope in The Mission District of San Francisco. This venue is a close walk east from the 24th Street BART station. Refreshments! Cool people! Music! (Come jam! Piano on site.)

Admission is FREE (but donations to support Kaleidoscope are encouraged!)

Lorna Dee Cervantes is an internationally acclaimed poet. Recipient of numerous awards, honors and fellowships including the Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Writers Award, 2 NEA Fellowship Grants, 2 Pushcart Prizes & "Best Book" awards for EMPLUMADA ('81), FROM THE CABLES OF GENOCIDE: POEMS ON LOVE AND HUNGER ('91), and the 5-volume DRIVE: THE FIRST QUARTET ('86) which was nominated for a Pulitzer.

Lorna Dee has presented hundreds of readings, lectures, performances and workshops in four different countries for over 30 years at most major poetry venues, universities and institutions. She was one 100 major American poets to attend the The Millennium Poetry Event at The White House at the invitation of Hillary and President Clinton. Her work was featured at the Dodge Poetry Festival which included two documentaries, an anthology, FOOLING WITH WORDS, and an interview with Bill Moyers.

Her new book, CIENTO: 100 100-WORD LOVE POEMS was officially released September 16, 2011 by Wings Press which is also publishing a book of critical essays on her work. If you are unable to attend the reading, you can order a copy from them at

Or send $20 to Lorna Dee Cervantes, 3181 Mission Street, PMB 16; San Francisco, CA 94110 and receive a personalized signed copy! Includes shipping and handling.

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