Thursday, April 10, 2008

Remembering Gloria: A Night of Poetry

Remembering Gloria: A Night of Poetry!

"We invite the public to join us in a celebration of Gloria Anzaldúa’s legacy, as we present an evening of her poetry on Thursday, April 10, 7:00 PM at the Palm View Branch Library (in McAllen, TX). Various people from the Valley will take a turn reading Anzaldúa’s poetry out loud. Afterward, share your thoughts on Anzaldúa during a reception with light refreshment.

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa was born in the Rio Grande Valley in 1942, attended Pan American University and became a major influence in redefining Chicano/a identity and language. Although she left behind an internationally acclaimed legacy, including books of poetry, essays, and fiction, she has been neglected in her own backyard – the Rio Grande Valley.

This event is free. Bring your family and friends and find out about the Rio Grande Valley’s secret treasure!"

For more information on Remembering Gloria: A Night of Poetry, contact Priscilla Suarez at the Palm View Branch Library at 688-3322.



poet_demas said...

Nueva Onda Poets are having another poetry night on the 17th of this month. It'll be from 6:00-9:00 @ the Dustin Sekula Library. Pass it around?

Lee Herrick said...

This must have been a wonderful reading. I still remember being amazed the first time I read "How to Tame a Wild Tongue."

Emmy said...

it was a wonderful event hosted by the gloria anzaldua legacy project, a community organization here in the rio grande valley. it took place on the same night as your tribute to andres montoya, i believe, so lots of good energy and celebration in deep south tejas and in california for our dear chican@ poets who have passed on.