Latinx Poetix Symposium

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SALINAS, CA FRIDAY, APRIL 13th -- On Friday the 13th at CSUMB’s City Center in downtown Salinas there will be a gathering of poets, Latinx poets to be exact - and although some people may consider this date a harbinger of maliciousness, we’re poets - so we revel in all things odd, dark and uncanny. Perhaps this gathering will be something like a witches sabbath, since these prophetic portents will be travelling from all over the country and convening in New Aztlán. The Latinx Poetix Symposium will be a day filled with poetic discussions, workshops, readings, and perhaps some spells? Join us on Friday the 13th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for poetic programming. Here is the lineup for the symposium: Raquel Salas Rivera, 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia Farid Matuk, author of The Real Horse and My Daughter La Chola Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta member of La Vidx Locx, a collective of queer Latinx poets & author of The Easy Body Erick Sáenz, editor of Cheers from the Wasteland and author of the forthcoming Sussuros a Mi Padre Vickie Vértiz, educator and author of Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut The symposium is part of a 2 day event, precluded by the Writers from the Edge Reading Series on Thursday, April 12th at 6 p.m. on CSUMB’s main campus University Center which will include a reading by all five Latinx Poets. Symposium organizers, Angel Dominguez (author of Desgraciado) and Rachelle Escamilla (host of Out of Our Minds) hope that this gathering of Latinx poets will help create a path for an inclusive writing community on CSUMB’s main campus, but also in the heart of Salinas. The goal of the symposium is to provide a safe space for complicated discussion that are specific to the Latinx community. Please see www.latinxpoetix.org for more information.

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