Sunday, April 25, 2010

Poetry in April/Poesía en Abril - Chicago Illinois

For the third consecutive year, Contratiempo literary center, DePaul University and co-sponsor Northeastern Illinois University present Poesía en Abril, a celebration of Poetry Month in recognition of the booming Spanish- language poetry scene in Chicago. More than twenty poets from Chicago and as far as Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, will participate in the festival.
The 2010 festival, featured in WBEZ’s 848, will run from April 24h through May 1st, and will be held at several venues including DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus, the Green Dolphin Street, Northeastern Illinois University, and downtown’s Instituto Cervantes.

Just added! An Open Mic Night at Las Tablas Restaurant at 10 pm May 1st after the Depaul reading!

Participating Chicago poets include Jorge García, Rafael Franco Steeves, Verónica Lucuy Lalandia , Jaqui Lazú, Juana Goergen, Olivia Maciel, Elizabeth Narváez, Marco Polo Soto, Ignacio Guevara, Johanny Vázquez Paz, Febronio Zatarain, Jorge Montiel, Bernardo Navia, Beatriz Badikian Gartler and Jesús Guerrero.

Chicago will host invited guests Julieta León [Venezuela], Alí Calderón [México], Paola Cadena Pardo [Colombia], Manuel Iris [México], Nemir Matos [Puerto Rico], Mateo Morrison [Rep. Dom], Jesús Salas Elorza [México], Mario Bojorquez [México] and Luzma Umpierre [Puerto Rico].

May 1, 2010

Featured poets

Alí Calderón [México] Paola Cadena Pardo [Colombia] Manuel Iris [México] Nemir Matos [Puerto Rico] Mateo Morrison [Rep. Dom] Jesús Salas Elorza [México] Mario Bojorquez [México] Luzma Umpierre [Puerto Rico] Julieta León [Venezuela]

This festival closing evening at co-presenter DePaul University campus will feature readings from poets originally from Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Venezuela, who are visiting us in Chicago for this poetry festival. Poets of our guest poets from Mexico.
7:00 PM

DePaul University, Lincoln Campus, Student Center, 2250 North Sheffield Ave, Room 314AB
773 325 7316

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