Monday, March 28, 2016

AWP in LA!

I am featured at AWP2016!

Hello Los Angeles! 
I am super excited to be joining the festivities of literary sorts this week for the annual AWP Conference! AWP is Association of Writers and Writing Programs. There will be panel presentations, readings, book signings,bookfairs, all kinds of fun things...including a bar for us boozers :) haha

I am stoooooooked! I heard about AWP so much in college and in Grad's amazing that I have this opportunity to be a part of it. I get to represent myself as a Poet and also as a Poet Teacher with California Poets in the Schools, newly published by international press, Swan World Press from Paris, France... and also, I will be hosting my own offsite event from the Los Angeles Poet Society, with the Writers Underground at Espacio 1839, in the heart of East LA..very close to where I was born. This indeed is such a special time for me. 
I have no idea what to expect, but I know that I will rock and roll every day and enjoy this experience!

Here is a list of events that I will be reading at. I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 30th
Coiled Serpent Anthology Release Party & Reading
hosted by LA's Poet Laureate, Luis J. Rodriguez!
at the ACE HOTEL: 929 S. Broadway Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015

I'll be reading my poem Being Human, published in the anthology, along with about 25-30 more LA Poets! Come and celebrate with us, grab your copy of the anthology, and get it signed! 

Thursday, March 31st
California Poets in the Schools AWP Offsite:
Calling Artists Teaching in Communities
hosted by Fernando D. Castro of Ta'yer & CPITS
at the Frida Kahlo Theater: 2332 W. 4th St. Los Angeles, CA 90057

I will be featuring at this event, along with many of my Poet Teacher colleagues, including: Tobey Kaplan, Phyllis Meshalum, Fernando D. Castro, Juan Cardenas, Cathy Barber, John Oliver Simon, with Youssef Alaoui. There will also be an open mic for the community!

Saturday,April 2nd
Thanks for Visiting!
hosted by Los Angeles Poet Society & Writers Underground 
at Espacio 1839: 1839 1st St. Los Angeles, CA 90033

with Iris De Anda, Gloria E. Alvarez, Jeffery Martin, Steve Abee, Cynthia Guardado & Jessica M. Wilson

Other AWP events I get to be a part of...

Thursday, March 31st
Panel on Teaching Poetry to K-12 children
with California Poets in the Schools

at the AWP Conference, 10:30am - 11:45am
Room 407 at the LA Convention Center, Meeting room level


The Los Angeles Poet Society will also have a booth at the Book Fair with Swan World Press! Stop by Table 1124!

I'll be signing my book, Serious Longing, on Thursday, March 31st, at our table, from 2-4pm! Come on by!

Do you want your copy of Serious Longing? Order it here for $10!

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