Three women writers/poets of color will read work on themes related to the social and political environment in our country and abroad. The poetry they will share seeks to dismantle and deconstruct the rising hate and fear towards Muslims, Arabs, Mexicans and Latino/as that exists in America today. During this event we hope to highlight the stories of these marginalized communities and show that our stories and our experiences are in fact more similar than different. The evening of readings and the afternoon workshop will focus on amplifying and honoring the female voice in these communities and will explore how poetry can be a vehicle for empowerment, community, dialogue, and resistance. (This event is sponsored in part by Poets & Writers)
FREE Writing Workshop: 1-3pm @ Inprint House
This poetry writing workshop will be lead by Lena. All levels welcome, bring a pen and bring a friend!
FREE Reading: 6-8pm @ Inprint House
The evening will open with work by Houston spoken word artist Cristina Martinez. She will be followed by San Antonio visiting poet Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros and our evening will close with Seattle based poet Lena Khalaf Tuffaha reading from her two recently published collections of poetry Arab in Newsland and Water & Salt.
After the reading, we will have a short Q & A with the poets and a book signing and reception.
For more info on our writers, check out our Upcoming Readings Page!