Monday, March 16, 2009

Palabra Pura: Joanne Díaz & Dawn Herrera-Terry

The Guild Complex Palabra Pura features Joanne Diaz & Dawn Herrera Terry-

Palabra Pura, Chicago's longest running bilingual poetry series, features two very accomplished and adventurous Latina performers on Wednesday, March 18, at 7:30 pm at Décima Musa, 1901 S. Loomis, Chicago. The open mic starts at 7:30 pm. The reading by Joanne Diaz and Dawn Herrera Terry begins at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Emcee: Johanny Vázquez Paz.

Joanne Diaz received her MFA from New York University, where she was a New York Times Foundation Fellow. Her poetry has appeared in AGNI, 32 Poems, American Poetry Review, The Greensboro Review, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, and The Southern Review, and she is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council fellowship and a 2009 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a doctoral candidate in English literature at Northwestern University.


Dawn Herrera Terry is a lover of words--their sounds, their meanings and the spaces between them. A Teatro Luna Artistic Associate, Dawn presented her solo play Portales as part of the Oye/Listen! series and acted in the probadita presentation of Machos at San Antonio's Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Dawn also works with Stillpoint Theater and with BESITOS (Bilingual Education Students Interacting to Obtain Success) at Kansas State University. Most recently, she co-created Walkabout Theater's War Garden. She has a chapbook named Rosas Encendidas.

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