Apr 23, 2011

Event: Julia De Burgos-inspired Open Mic.


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Shakti just informed me of an exciting event being hosted by local teaching artist Vanessa Martir, also known as La Loba.  The event, an homage to poet Julia De Burgos, will be an open mic at Lolita Bar in downtown NYC.  All poets are encouraged to come and share some of their work, inspired by De Burgos' own.  

Some more details here.
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WHAT:

On this night we howl at the moon in reverence to the prolific poet Julia De Burgos (1914-1953). 
Julia de Burgos was one of the foremost poets to come out of Puerto Rico in the first half of the twentieth century. Her poverty-stricken background and African heritage were factors in the evolution of the revolutionary politics de Burgos espoused as part of the independence movement in Puerto Rico. She also attracted attention for her unconventional lifestyle: she divorced her first husband and lived openly with her lover at a time when such behavior was virtually unthinkable for most Puerto Rican women.

On April 29th, we honor De Burgos for her fierceness. Poets are asked to read a poem inspired by her life and/or work. 

Let's see what you come up with, familia.
To sign up for the mic, contact Vanessa Martir

WHEN:
Friday, April 29th
6:30pm - 9:30pm


WHERE: 
266 Broome Street
New York, NY

Directions:
Northeast corner of Broome and Allen Streets
F, J, M & Z to Essex St-Delancey St
B, D to Grand Street

EDIT: Vanessa Martir is also hosting a writing workshop at Hunter!  For more info, here are some links pertaining to the event: