Friday, March 30, 2007

events in south and west texas

Ana Castillo will visit South Texas this Monday, April 2nd! See her weblog entry on Mar. 29th and especially listen to this recording of her poem "Women Don't Riot" from her book I Ask the Impossible.

Also looking forward to poet and activist Noemi Martinez's presentation on human trafficking, domestic violence, and zines this Tuesday, April 3rd from 6-8pm for Stop the Violence! week on campus.

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Cesar Chavez march in El Paso, Saturday March 31st 9:00am at the Chamizal

Invitation to the Cesar Chavez March from

"Our struggle is not easy. Those who oppose our cause are rich and powerful and they have many allies in high places. We are poor. Our allies are few. But we have something the rich do not own. We have our bodies and spirits and the justice of our cause as our weapons." -Cesar Chavez

"We invite those of you who wish to show solidarity with the Segundo Barrio to participate in another event that will demonstrate the people's opposition to the downtown de-vitalization plan.

On Saturday March 31 a march will be held to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day and to call for social justice in El Paso. This is another opportunity to voice your dissaproval of the downtown plan and to support the people of Segundo Barrio who are facing displacement." - for more info, visit

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Friday and Saturday, March 30th -31st:
Hecho en Tejas events in El Paso

Monday, March 26, 2007

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Poets Javier Huerta and Selfa Chew, along with fiction writer Juan Alvarez, will be reading in El Paso tonight at Ripe's Cafe at 7pm.

spring in south texas

Thursday, March 22, 2007

El Paso Community College
Spring Arts Festival presents

Howls in the Desert: Mujeres Escritoras
A Literary Event featuring
Sehba Sarwar
and Special Guest Readers

Wednesday, March 28
6:30-8:00 p.m.
El Paso Community College Rio Grande campus
Little Temple (906 El Paso St.)

Free Admission Public is Invited

Sehba Sarwar's critically-acclaimed, first novel, Black Wings was published in 2004 through Alhamra Publishing. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Sehba is presently based in Houston, Texas, where she serves as Founding Director of Voices Breaking Boundaries, a non-profit multi-media arts organization, and cohosts a radio show and is involved in the anti-war/ pro-immigration movement. Recipient of several artist awards from Houston’s Cultural Arts Council, Sehba’s fiction/poetry has been published in anthologies in the US, Pakistan and India. She contributes to The News and Chowrangi while working on a second novel.

Book signing and reception hosted by EPCC PaPaGayo Literary Center and Women Writers' Collective

Saturday, March 17, 2007

two days ago
bird near canal - saw during bike ride - a blue heron maybe?

ducks near canal - their bills brighter orange than this pic conveys

backyard lights before
and after

Thursday, March 08, 2007

spring break

spring break officially starts tomorrow night. can't wait. been going so fast. can't believe march snuck up. will spend most break responding to student papers, but that's okay. catching up is good.

also hope to get away for a few days, even if it's only through music and film.

looking for some mind-blowing films and albums, old and new, to get my fix. words galore but time for some good music to go with this gorgeous weather. need some good films. want to be transformed in the experience. i miss those nyc days when i knew no one except music and movies. want something really loud, something really beautiful. something heartbreaking, disturbing, gorgeous, something thrilling. i want to cry and laugh out loud and cry some more.

any suggestions?