Guild Complex Palabra Pura
Date: Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
Time: Reading begins at 7:30PM.
Cost: Free admission.
Location: Décima Musa, 1901 S. Loomis, Chicago
Juan J. Morales was born in the U.S. to an Ecuadorian mother and a Puerto Rican father. He grew up hearing family stories that inspired much of the poems in Friday and the Year that Followed, his first collection of poetry, which was published by Bedbug Press. His poetry has appeared in Many Mountains Moving, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, PALABRA (forthcoming), Poet Lore, War, Literature, & the Arts, and other journals. He is the Director of Creative Writing and an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Liliana Bilbao was born in La Paz, Bolivia. A poet and teacher, she received her M.A. in Spanish Literature from Loyola University in Chicago. She published Offerings a book of poems in 2007. The Kiss of the Skin, a collection of black and white photographs combined with poems is in process of being published as well as a collection of postcards of Bolivia’s soul. Liliana is the coordinator of a literary tertulia, and teaches recitation of poetry. Students trained by her won first prize in their cluster, in a city wide contest of recitation of poetry in Spanish sponsored by the Department of Language of the Chicago Board of Education. In addition she devotes her time to creative writing, painting, and photography.