Thursday, June 22, 2006
Not the Olympic Torch
Not the Olympic torch. Not the border though near it. Driving to work with dirty windshield down Alameda Wednesday afternoon. Camera more swervy than writing while driving (I do love writing while driving but not this day). Feels over a hundred degrees and hotter near mountain view. The car ahead's all lit up too. Hint of impending dust storm, feels like ozone action day in eyes.
Great rappers at the library presentation for youth Wednesday afternoon. Cool video and song about the matachines. Good to see a music video set in downtown Juárez.
If you know of any young folks in the area, please spread the word:
Two free poetry workshops for young adults
Thursday, July 22nd:
-Ysleta branch library 1-3pm
-Lower Valley branch library 4-6pm
Facilitator: E. Pérez
-Open mic for teens/young adults
Tuesday, June 27th at 3:30pm
main library downtown
Last open mic was a blast. Looking forward to this one too. Free concert afterwards. Libraries are awesome.
Learned that some kids stay in the library from opening to closing M-F in summer. Library as protector. This makes me sad. Grateful too though.
For more info, please visit Spoken and Written Word Poetry Project for El Paso Youth website at http://www.bordersenses.com/spoken_word/