Over the years I have met many aspiring writers. I have written with and performed alongside the emerging…
These women are no longer emerging. They have created platforms, published books and created their own spaces where their voices can and will be heard. Tomorrow is a special evening in their honor. I am so proud of the work they are doing. So proud of them for being accepted into AWP in Los Angeles this year (which is huge)! I know that they will bring something important to the conversation.
Mujeres at the Mic!: A Reading by Nuyorican Women Writers. (Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Maria Rodriguez- Morales, Nancy Mercado, Vanessa chica Ferreira) What is a Nuyorican? Are any of them women? This reading discusses what it means to be a woman in the Nuyorican literary movement and poetry performance scene from Loisaida, El Barrio, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and beyond by featuring the work of four prominent, intergenerational New York City-based poets at different stages of their careers. With their defiant and oftentimes nostalgic expressions in English, Spanish, and Spanglish, these mujeres have secured their spot in Nuyorican history.
Join us for a special event:
I hope you will come out to support their cause.
Why is important to support each other? Because if we don’t who will!