4/18/2008

Achiote Press Release Party and Reading

Achiote Press will celebrate the release of our Spring issues with a party on Friday, April 25th at the Ethnic Studies Library on the UC Berkeley campus.

The event will feature special readings by former Achiote contributors Barbara Jane Reyes (Poeta en San Francisco) Truong Tran (Within The Margin), and Oscar Bermeo (Anywhere Avenue).

Maria Tuttle will read from her new Achiote chapbook, Saramé. This chapbook contains an excerpt from Tuttle's historical novel about the life of a Chicana in El Paso, Texas during the early 20th century. Gabriela Erandi Rico will read from her contributions to the new Achiote Seeds chapjournal.

Javier Huerta, author of Some Clarifications y otras poemas, will perform selections from the other contributors to the journal: Cristina García, Emmy Pérez and Brenda Cárdenas. Poet Oscar Bermeo will emcee the night.

We'll have food, drinks and music. The event is free, open to the public and we welcome families and children.

When: Friday, April 25th: 6pm--8pm
Where: Ethnic Studies Library, Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
(see a campus map here)

Sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Graduate Group, Asian American Studies Program, and Chicano Studies Program.

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Such good memories of last years launch! I wish I could be there. So much good writing and community. Hope folks can make it there for me!

2 comments:

rcloenen-ruiz said...

Hi Bec,

I'm not sure I ever got around to thanking you for sending me those chapbooks. I've finally gotten around to concentrating and reading the Achiote Seeds one. I thought it was really, really good. I loved the engagement and the poetry just sings.

It's been a pretty hectic first year with the baby. Samuel's 16 months now and toddling about. Life is still busy.

Anyway, just thought I'd drop you a note. Looks like you're doing very well. Blessings and Peace :)

Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor said...

Heya Chie! So good to hear from you. I'm glad you liked the chapbooks. Thanks for mentioning my work on your blog.

I read it quite avidly - so much good stuff there!

I'll try to drop an email to you soon.

Bec