Sunday, January 13, 2008

Palabra Pura Returns Wednesday, January 16th

The Guild Complex Bilingual Series, Palabra Pura, returns for its third year on Wednesday, Januaty 16th, 2008. Don't miss this opportunity to see great Latino poets and enjoy great poetry. As always, I will be there as the emcee.

No se pierdan el comienzo del tercer año de Palabra Pura el miércoles, 16 de enero de 2008. Como siempre, yo estaré allí como maestra de ceremonias para presentarles a los mejores escritores latinos y para compartir una noche de poesía bilingüe.

Time: Doors open at 8:00 PM, Reading begins at 8:30 PM
Cost: Free admission. 21 and over show.
Location: California Clipper, 1002 N. California, Chicago

Don't forget to bring your poems for the open mic. These are the poets we have for January:

Having earned her chops on both the stage and the page, ariel robello represents a generation of poets as concerned with performance as they are with line breaks. ariel robello received a PEN West Rosenthal Emerging Voices Fellowship in 2002 and published her fist collection of poems, My Sweet Unconditional in 2005 with Tia Chucha Press. The inspiration for her poetry stems from her work as a poet-in-residence and mentor to teens, advocate for immigrants’ rights, and teacher of English in schools, sweatshops, juvenile detention centers, and most recently at the community college where she now lives with her hijito in Tampa, Florida.

Juan Manuel Sánchez was born and raised on the US side of the San Diego/Tijuana border. He holds an MA in Literature from UC San Diego and is currently in the final throes of his MFA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked as an assistant editor for Ninth Letter, has lectured at various universities and is now Lecturer of Spanish at the University of Chicago. His work is forthcoming in Pembroke and in the anthology Junta: Avant-Garde Latino/a Writing.
For more information go to the Guild Complex Web-site at:
You could also find a great article about Palabra Pura in La Bloga at:
And don't miss the great article Lisa Alvarado wrote about me in La Bloga:

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