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Support Flor De Nopal Literary Festival 2013/ Red Salmon Arts SOY Indiegogo! Campaign
Please help support the Flor De Nopal Literary Festival as we complete our third year of offering quality diverse literary programming! Since 2011, we’ve featured more than 40 poets and writers from across the U.S. and offered over 21 free writing workshops.
My name is ire’ne lara silva. My brother and I are the co-coordinators for the Flor De Nopal Literary Festival. Our dream has been to open up a space for the creation of new literary/writing/creative communities. In the past few years, we have seen these communities take root and grow. For the future, we imagine strengthening and expanding what we have already begun.
The Flor de Nopal Literary Festival’s mission is to promote the literary work of emerging and established Mexican-American/Latin@ poets and writers, to create and nourish ties between Mexican-American/Latin@ writers and writers of other
races and ethnicities, and to offer writing workshops not only of interest to other
writers but to diverse communities.
Unfortunately, this year, many of our funding sources suffered budgetary cuts and we have not been able to raise the funds we need to complete our 2013 programming.
Currently, we need to raise a total of $2000 for Flor De Nopal and for Red Salmon Arts’ SOY (Save Our Youth) Program…Red Salmon Arts was founded by the late poet raul r. salinas and is the non-profit umbrella for Flor De Nopal.
Red Salmon Arts/Save Our Youth (SOY)
Red Salmon Arts sponsors literary projects like Save Our Youth (SOY), one of the first in Austin to work with youth correctional facilities. By emphasizing cultural knowledge and pride, SOY seeks to empower “hard to reach” young people and redirects their negative activities into positive and reactive outlets through participation in workshops focusing on culture, arts, and literacy. SOY workshop facilitators conduct extensive creative writing clinics in national/local schools and juvenile justice facilities. These workshops help participants build self-esteem
and develop verbal/written communication and conflict resolution.
$1100 to fund honoraria for the writers which will be featured on December 6, 2013. Many of these writers have already been involved with Flor De Nopal by offering free writing workshops to the community.
$200 to cover costs of gifts + shipping/handling for donors.
$700 to fund Red Salmon Arts as it re-launches its efforts with the SOY (Save Our Youth) Program.
Any funds raised over the target amount will benefit Red Salmon Arts/SOY Program. If we do not reach our target amount, honoraria, gifts, and RSA/SOY’s funding will be proportionately reduced. (For example, if we raise only $1000, $550 will go to honoraria, $100 to gifts, and $350 to RSA/SOY).
All donations are tax-deductible contributions. All donations made during this campaign are tax-deductible for 2013. Please be aware that if you choose to accept a gift, the monetary value of your tax-deduction will be reduced by the dollar value of the gift. (For example, if you donate $100 and accept a signed book, then your tax-deductible contribution is $85.) Gifts for contributors include signed copies of books by Daniel Chacon, Laurie Ann Guerrero, and ire’ne lara silva.
Join us for the Final Reading of the 2013 Flor De Nopal Literary Festival! (Free)
Friday, December 6, 2013 at 7pm
ESB-Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St., Austin, TX
Sponsored by Red Salmon Arts, ESB-Mexican American Cultural Center, UT CMAS, Mouthfeel Press, Centro Victoria/Huizache
Featured Readers: Daniel Chacon, author of Hotel Juarez, Laurie Ann Guerrero, author of A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, ire’ne lara silva, author of furia and flesh to bone, Lee Francis, Lisa Estus, Liza Wolff-Francis, Monica Teresa Ortiz, Natalie Goodnow, and John Fry.
Book-signing will immediately follow the reading (Books available for purchase)
About the Authors:
Daniel Chacon is the author of three books, including “Hotel Juárez, Stories, Rooms, and Loops.” Other books are Chicano Chicanery, and the novel “and the shadows took him,” His collection of stories (and loops) “Unending Rooms” is winner of the Hudson Prize. He is co-editor of The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes: The Selected Works of José Antonio Burciaga. He co-hosts Words on a Wire, a radio show about books on KTEP.org, Public Radio of the Southwest.
Born and raised in the Southside of San Antonio, Laurie Ann Guerrero received the Academy of American Poets Prize, among others, at Smith College. Winner of the 2012 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, her first full-length collection, A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, selected by Francisco X. Alarcón, was released by University of Notre Dame Press in 2013. Guerrero’s chapbook, Babies under the Skin (2008), won the Panhandler Publishing Award, chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye. A CantoMundo fellow and member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop, Guerrero is the winner of the 2013 Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award.
ire’ne lara silva lives in Austin, and is the author of two chapbooks: ani’mal and INDíGENA. Her first collection of poetry, furia, was published by Mouthfeel Press in 2010 and received an Honorable Mention for the 2011 International Latino Book Award in Poetry. Her first collection of short stories, flesh to bone, was published by Aunt Lute Books in 2013. ire’ne is the Fiction Finalist for AROHO’s 2013 Gift of Freedom Award, the 2008 recipient of the Gloria Anzaldua Milagro Award, a Macondo Workshop member, and a CantoMundo Inaugural Fellow. She and Moises S. L. Lara are currently co-coordinators for the Flor De Nopal Literary Festival.
Lee Francis IV (Laguna Pueblo) is an award winning poet, performer, activist and intrepid explorer who has appeared on stages around the U.S. His work has appeared in multiple journals and anthologies, most recently, the Yellow Medicine Review. He serves as the National Director for Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, an organization dedicated to promoting the work and words of Native American and Indigenous People throughout the world.
Lisa Estus is a fiction writer and poet. Her work appears in Puerto del Sol, Rain City Review, Reed Magazine and other literary journals. Estus holds a B.S. degree in Public Relations with Creative Writing minor from San Jose State University and attended graduate classes in creative writing at the University of Texas at Austin. She is proud to have co-produced Austin’s second biennial AROHO Day Conference for Women Writers in 2012. Estus was born and raised in Chicago, came of age in the San Francisco Bay Area, and now lives in Austin, Texas, married with cats. She spends her free time subverting herself.
Liza Wolff-Francis is a poet and writer living in Austin, Texas. She is a co-director for the 2014 Austin International Poetry Festival. Her work has most recently appeared in Border Senses, unseenfiction.com, and on the blogs “Minerva Rising,” “La Palabra: The Word Is a Woman,” and “The Feminist Justice League.” She has a poem posted in the Blanton Art Museum by El Anatsui’s sculpture “Seepage.” Every day she eats both popcorn and dark chocolate, and when she can, she loves riding miniature trains with her son.
Mónica Teresa Ortiz lives and writes in Austin, Texas. Her most recent work appears in Rebeldes: a Proyecto Latina Anthology, Huizache #3, and As Us literary journal.
Natalie Goodnow is a nationally recognized theatre-maker, teaching artist, and activist from Austin, Texas. She’s presented her solo play “Mud Offerings,” winner of the Jane Chambers Award for female playwrights and feminist performance texts, at festivals and conferences throughout Texas and in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. She‘s taught with Creative Action since 2007, engaging young people in dialogue on critical social issues through the arts. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Performance as Public Practice at the University of Texas at Austin.
John Fry is the author the chapbook silt will swirl (NewBorder). His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, The Offending Adam, alice blue review, Boxcar Poetry Review, Connotation Press, Free Verse, Bellingham Review, Pebble Lake Review, and The Cresset, among others. A graduate of the MFA program at Texas State University-San Marcos, he edits poetry for Newfound and lives and teaches in San Antonio, Tejas.
This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing aninvestment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
Red Salmon Arts Presents
Right to Stay Home: A Plática with David Bacon
Monday, November 11, 2013, 7:00 PM
A discussion and book signing with award-winning photojournalist and author David Bacon spent twenty years as a labor organizer. For the last two decades he has been a reporter and documentary photographer, and a longtime radio host. His previous books include The Children of NAFTA, Communities Without Borders, and Illegal People (Beacon, 2008).
About the book: The Right to Stay Home: How U.S. Policy Drives Mexican Migration, investigative reporter David Bacon exposes the way globalization and U.S. policy fuel the forces that drive Mexican migrants across the border.
¡Calling All Tejan@ artistas, musicians, jaraner@s, estudiantes, teachers, poetas, healers & creative people con ganas y corazon!
To receive financial support in traveling to Veracruz, Mexico this December for the
Sin Fronteras Intercambio
On behalf of Son en Movimiento and Colectivo Altepee, I would like to personally encourage you to apply for the Sin Fronteras Intercambio taking place this December 26-January 5 in Veracruz, Mexico. Seeing as you are an active member in our jaraner@ community, we want to reward you and help you travel for as little as possible.
For the past year, as many of you already know, Carlos and I have been living in Acayucan, Veracruz in the Casa Colectiva de Son Altepee, a Son Jarocho artist collective whose focus is building strong intergenerational communities through Música de Jarana. As an international familia we have dedicated ourselves to teaching jarana and zapateado, continuing the fandango tradition, audio-visual preservation of elders and pueblo struggles, and learning the tradiciones of lauderia (instrument making), jewelry-making, soapmaking, medicina natural, and protecting our earth and its resources. Among this work, is the interpersonal relationship building with compañer@s all over Mexico, Latin America, and the United States.
As Chicana/os who were drawn to Música de Jarana in a political setting, during our experience organizing in the Austin community, we were able to grow a deeper consciousness of our culture, identity, and struggle of indigenous peoples on this side of la frontera. Through this process, we have been able to deconstruct the commercialization of traditional folk music and understand our direct connections to this tradition, its history and the power it holds in keeping our spirits uplifted and our communities transforming.
With all that being said, we’d like to invite you to join us in an Intercambio for a chance to build closer connections to our familia del sur. We welcome your thoughts, your skills, your experiences, and your dreams as we encourage you to apply to have part of your trip paid for, on us. We have attached more information on the week’s highlights, workshops offered and logistics. We also have estimated the total week costs at $650 (including travel, food, & lodging for the entire week). We are going to sponsor 3 people from Texas to attend and hope more can join us.
Please return the enclosed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Naomi Caballero at (915) 539-0473 to make other arrangements. Now get to it!
Con amor y luz,
Son en Movimiento (Carlos & Naomi) & Colectivo Altepee
Made possible by: NALAC National Association for Latino Arts and Cultures
$350 Round trip flight from San Antonio to Mexico City
$100 ADO bus from Mexico City to Acayucan, Veracruz (arrival and return)
$75 Daily meals for all 10 days ($7.50 a day)
$75 Entire week of lodging & materials
(this will help Colectivo Altepee pay for rent, electricity, toilet paper, and other household/workshop materials)
$50 Taxi, bus and gas fare for all excursions within Veracruz
$100+ Extra spending money for purchasing jaranas, clothing, gifts from the mercado, special meals outside of the home, entertainment, etc. (personal preference)
Flor De Nopal Literary Festival 2013 presents a Reading celebrating the release of the 3rd issue of Huizache: The Magazine of Latino Literature, founded by Dagoberto Gilb, edited by Diana López
Date: Friday, October 25th, 2013
Time: 7:00pm Location: Black Box Theatre, Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX
Contact: ire’ne lara silva at email@example.com
Join us Friday, October 25th, at the MACC for an incredible reading featuring poets and writers published in the first three issues of Huizache: The Magazine of Latino Literature. These writers have come from across the country to share their work. The first three issues of Huizache as well as these writers’ work will be available for purchase.
Featured Readers: Tony Diaz, Matt Mendez, Rene S. Perez II, Carrie Fountain, Jesse Sendejas Jr., Deborah Jackson Taffa, ire’ne lara silva, Sylvana Flores Avila, Mónica Teresa Ortiz, Abel Sala, Liliana Valenzuela, Ysabel Y. Gonzalez, Beverly F. Lowry, Conrad Romo, Margaret Garcia
Join us as we wrap up the first half of TILTS 2013-2014
with a dynamic discussion on:
feat. SHERMAN ALEXIE
Monday, Oct. 28, 4:30pm
Texas Union Theater (UNB 2.228)
In conjunction with the screening of Winter in the Blood at this year’s Austin Film Festival, the Texas Institute for Literary & Textual Studies (TILTS) welcomes author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie to UT Austin for a panel discussion on “Adapting Ethnicity.” Alexie, one of the associate producers of Winter in the Blood, will join directors and writers Alex and Andrew Smith, writer Ken White, and cast members Lily Gladstone, Chaske Spencer, and Dana Wheeler-Nicholson to explore the complexities of reading race in literature and film, writing and casting characters of color, and adapting culture and cultural representations for the big screen. Lois Welch will also be in attendance to talk about the adaptation of her husband James Welch’s novel into film.
Seating is limited, so please arrive early. Doors open at 4pm.
A reception will follow in the Santa Rita Suite of the Union (UNB 3.502).
ACTIVISM AND THE BROWN BERETS: 1970s – 1980s. ACC campus Riverside.
Sabino Pio Renteria, Susana Almanza, Gilbert Cortez Rivera, Dr. Montejano and Dr. Lilia Rosas
Reblogged from luchador@s.