CantoMundo 2013 Public Poetry Reading (Night 1)
Fri, June 28, 2013 • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM • Black Box Theater, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, Texas
More than 20 nationally recognized Latina/o poets from across the United States will gather in Austin, Texas for CantoMundo 2013. Ten of these poets, along with award-winning poet Valerie Martinez, will present their work in the Black Box Theater of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (600 River Street, Austin, Texas) on Friday, June 28, 2013. The readings are scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Parking at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is available through parking meters surrounding the grounds of the center.
BookWoman will provide copies of published works by Valerie Martinez, and other poets in attendance, for purchase.
This public reading is being organized by CantoMundo, a national organization dedicated to supporting and developing Latina/o poets and poetry. CantoMundo provides a space where Latina/o poets can nurture and enhance their poetics; lecture and learn about aspects of Latina/o poetics currently not being discussed by the mainstream publishers and critics; and network with peer poets to enrich and further disseminate Latina/o poetry.
CantoMundo 2013 is sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies (UT Austin) and the Department of English (UT Austin), with support from Letras Latinas and Corazón Bilingüe.