Monday, October 13, 2008

Palabra Pura Presents: Frances Treviño de Santos & Tony del Valle, Wednesday, October 15th

The Guild Complex' Palabra Pura goes to Pilsen this Wednesday with my good friend Tony del Valle and, directly from Tejas, Frances Treviño de Santos. Don't forget to bring your poems for the open mic.

Palabra Pura se muda a Pilsen en donde estaremos este miércoles, 15 de octubre. Como siempre, yo estaré allí como maestra de ceremonias. No olviden sus poemas para el micrófono abierto.

Time: Reading begins at 7:30PM.
Cost: Free admission.
Location: Décima Musa, 1901 S. Loomis, Chicago
Frances Treviño de Santos was first published by Pecan Grove Press in 1999 in a chapbook Mama & Other Tragedies. That same year, she was a fellow for the National Endowment for the Humanities for integrating U.S. Latino Literature in the secondary classroom. She is the recipient of the 2000 Premio Poesía Tejana Award for The Laughter of Doves, which was published through Wings Press. In 2001 she recieved a grant from the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation. Her current book of poems, Cayetana, is also published by Wings Press. From 1999-2002, she was a member of "Women of Ill-Repute: Refute!" - a performance group that deconstructed issues of culture and identity. Treviño de Santos teaches British Literature to high school students for the San Antonio Independent School district.

Tony del Valle is a published writer of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. For the past thirty years he performed as a singer, pianist and guitarist in a touring orchestra and recorded several albums of Latin music as composer, arranger, songwriter, and pianist. He also has taught music and visual arts in the Humboldt Park community where he painted various murals. He is currently seeking to publish a novel entitled The Royal Road, part of which has appeared in Chicago West Side Stories. Del Valle has presented his fiction, poetry, research, and music performances at various conferences, workshops and community events, and he continues his work as a professor of English at Columbia College Chicago.

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