WAT 2013 | 8.4.13 TO 8.10.13
DATES Sunday, August 4th through Saturday, August 10th, 2013. That is seven days, seven shows, and seven different venues!
TIME 8 to 10pm, nightly. Our purpose, in short, is to spotlight local poets and local venues.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Each night will include a featured poet (a veteran of the tour who has served for 3+ years) who will perform for 15 minutes. The rest of the evening will be the regular line-up performing their work (from 10 to 20 poets!). Usually there is a short intermission to allow poets and audience members to patronize host venues, mingle and network with the audience and other poets. The second half is kept much shorter, in order to accommodate host venues, time constraints and most importantly, the appreciative audience members. There is no set order of the line-up, the order the poets will perform in is decided randomly for each venue, so come early and stay late to see your favorite performers!
Writing Workshop Series
During the Summer and Winter season, Lupe hosts a month long poetry writing workshop geared toward the developement of writing skills and artistic inspiration. The uniquely creative venture happens at the Brazilian Arts Foundation and is FREE and open to the public.
Each course is designed to be taken independently or as part of a larger curriculum. The driving force behind the workshops is the idea that anyone can become a writer or a poet.
Participants have ranged from novices to MFA candidates, all looking to hear different work. Guest artists are invited to help lead the writing sessions and participate as well.
The next session of the Writing Workshop Series will take place in the Fall of 2013 at beautiful Brazilian Arts Foundation Cultural Center. Keep checking back in for more details!!
Originally created as physical response to Arizona's HB 2281 - affectively ending the Mexian-American Studies Program in 2011 - Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say organized a three state, 6 city caravan in the Spring of 2012 delivering over 1.000 books ($20,000 worth of texts) back into the hand of the Tucson, AZ students directly affected by TUSD's decision to close down the MAS program.
Currently, Nuestra Palabra continues the movement by supporting "banned" authors and establishing an Underground Library in major cities across the U.S.
The latest Underground library has found homes in San Francisco and Oakland, CA and Louisville, KY.
"Si me quedo dormido con un lápiz en la mano, no me lo quites - podría estar escribiendo en mis sueños.
- Terri Guillemet