Sunday, March 16, 2008

Palabra Pura, Wednesday, March 19th

I hope to see everyone this Wednesday at the Guild Complex Bilingual Poetry Series, Palabra Pura. Nos vemos en el California Clipper, voy a estar acompañada por la mujer desnuda otra vez! No dejen de ver a Aracelis que tiene sangre boricua y unos poemas de guerrillera dispuesta a acabar la guerra. Don't forget to bring your poems for the open-mic.

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

Aracelis Girmay writes poetry, fiction, & essays. A Cave Canem Fellow,
Girmay's work has been published in Gathering Ground, Ploughshares,
Callaloo, Indiana Review, & MiPoesias. Her collage-based picture book,
changing, changing, was published by George Braziller in 2005. Her
collection of poems, Teeth, was published by Curbstone Press in 2007.
Girmay teaches community writing workshops in New York &
her native California.

Olga Ulloa was born in Matanzas, Cuba, 1958. Grew up in Madrid, Spain. Her family came to Chicago in mid 1970’s. After college and grad school, worked as a Spanish language teacher for the City Colleges of Chicago for a year, long enough to realize that teaching was not in the stars. Since then has worked as a free-lance editor, translator, and writer. During the 80s and 90s lived in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Miami for brief periods, always returning to Chicago as home base. Moved to Costa Rica in the mid nineties and after three years once again returned to Chicago.

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