2011 CantoMundo Public Readings featuring Naomi Ayala and Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Sat, July 9, 2011 • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM • Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street, Austin, Texas
Award-winning poets Naomi Ayala and Benjamin Alire Sáenz will read from their acclaimed poetry collections at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2011. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow.
This event is being hosted by CantoMundo, a national poetry workshop dedicated to supporting and developing Latina/o poetics. 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.
The Center for Mexican American Studies of the College of Liberal Arts of The University of Texas at Austin is the primary sponsor of the 2011 CantoMundo Master Poetry Workshop.