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Upcoming Events

2014

 

MARCH
5


Mayor’s  Commission On the Status of Women, PANEL, Leadership Transforming Communities International Center, San Antonio, 12-2p.m.


5

“LAS TRES LAUREADAS: Laureates Catacalos, Tafolla & Zepeda Read, 6p.m., Buena Vista Theater, UTSA Downtown

8

Speaker, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MARCH, San Antonio, 10 a.m.


9

KinCity reading at the Twig Bookstore, 3 p.m.

14

The Carmen Tafolla Film Event—10 filmmakers make short films based on poems by Carmen   Tafolla, Say Si, 6:30 p.m.


21-22

“READING ROCK STARS”, Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg and Pharr, 9-12


22

GIRLS and WOMEN POETRY SLAM FUNDRAISER, SAN ANTONIO AREA FOUNDATION, 10 a.m.


28

POETRY on the Move, Reception at Via Bus

29

“POETRY ON THE MOVE” Reading, The Twig Bookstore, 2 pm

29

“San Antonio, MI PUEBLO” a play of San Antonio-themed Performance Poetry and original music, &  a special chance to purchase advance copies of Carmen’s New Book “This River Here: Poems of San Antonio”, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 7 p.m.


30

CAntoMundo Fellows Read, San Antonio Public Library, Central,
2-4 p.m.


APRIL
3


Witliffe Panel on “"Writing Beyond Borders” Moderator, with Tino Villanueva, Severo Perez &  Sarah Cortez, Texas State University,
6:30 p.m.


5

Texas Book Festival, San Antonio Edition, San Antonio Public Library, Central. 9-5

5

Texas Institute of Letters Banquet, A Tribute to Rolando Hinojosa,
6 p.m.


8 “GREAT BEGINNINGS” Conference, Dramatic Performance,
El Paso, Texas  
                    
9 “Breaking Through to Common Ground: People, Poetry & Libraries” Session at Texas Library Association, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention center, 10:15-11:50 a.m.
9

Booksigning, IPG Booth, TLA, 1-2 p.m.

9

Voces de San Antonio READINGS,TLA,  San Antonio Central Library, 4:30-5:30


11

Poetry Roundup and booksigning following, HBG Convention Center, 8-9:20 a.m.


13

“New Book This Year” Readings ,The Twig at the Pearl, 2 p.m.

14

“LIVE in Laredo”, dramatic performance, Laredo USD, 9:30-11 a.m.

16 City of San Antonio Head Start Parent Conference, 9 a.m.
29 Performance and workshops, Mission Unified School District, 9-3

MAY
1


Keynote, Parent Conference, Harlandale ISD, 9 a.m.
16

Readings from Health and Healing, with Ana Castillo, 7 p.m.

JUNE
2

Exito Program, Performance, “Voces for Healing” UTHSC, 9-10:15
11 Trinity University, with Laura Allen, 11 a.m.
17

Performance, Cultural Inclusion Institute, Menger Hotel, 11-12.

27 “Rebozos” Performance, Women’s Forum of Indian Physicians, 7 p.m.


JULY
10-13

CAntoMundo Latino Literary workshop, Austin


SEPT
26

Keynote, Northside Women’s Chamber of Commerce, 8:30 a.m.


OCT
4

Blessing of Our Beginnings, Witte Museum, 6:30 p.m.


Additional Works

Fiesta Babies
Join in the lastest fun from a Pura Belpré Honor-winning team. These Fiesta Babies dance, march on parade, and sing along to mariachi songs in their spirited celebration of fiestas. From piñatas to flower coronas, little ones are introduced to the many coloful aspects of an important and lively Latino cultural tradition.

The Life of Emma Tenayuca
The full adult biography of Emma Tenayuca, considered by many to be the most significant Mexican-American civil rights leader in U.S. History, researched and co-authored by Carmen Tafolla and social justice lawyer Sharyll Teneyuca, Emma’s niece. The amazing and almost-larger than life labor organizer, orator, scholar, community activist, educator and feminist, Emma Tenayuca, who in the 1930’s, at the tender age of 21, helped organize the first successful large-scale strike of Mexican-Americans in the United States, has long been hidden from history.

Rebozos y Voces
This moving exhibit of 15 original art paintings by Catalina Gárate and poetry by Carmen Tafolla has toured San Jose, El Paso, Austin, and McAllen, speaking to the universal experiences of womanhood, told through the rebozos and the voices of the rural Mexican indigenous woman. Now, a beautiful coffee table book captures these haunting paintings, as well as poems in English and Spanish exploring La Soledad, La Curandera, La Tormenta, La Espera, La Bruja, and El Rebozo Rojo (shown on home page) among others.

 

 

 

 

 

     
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