Celebrating the release of the 6th issue of Huizache!, Austin, viernes, 04. noviembre 2016

Join us as we celebrate the release of the 6th issue of
Huizache: The Magazine of Latino Literature

Hosted by the Mexican American Cultural Center, Flor De Nopal, and ire’ne lara silva

Friday, November 4, 2016 @ 8pm
2nd Floor Performance Studio,
600 River St., Austin, TX

Diana Lopez is the author of several novels including Sofia’s Saints, Confetti Girl, Choke, and Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel. She also teaches at the University of Houston-Victoria and works as the managing director of CentroVictoria, an organization that works to promote Mexican American literature by providing teacher resources and publishing our favorite authors in Huizache. Diana’s latest book, Nothing Up My Sleeve, will be featured at the 2016 Texas Book Festival.

Joaquín Zihuatanejo was the winner of the Institute for Creativity, Consciousness, and Community Artist in Residence Award by the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Joaquín was also recently a featured performer at the Lincoln Center La Casita Literary Festival in New York City, and while there was invited by NPR to be interviewed for two upcoming series, Historias and The National Teacher’s Initiative. A second year MFA student at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Joaquín’s work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Yellow Medicine Review, Sonora Review, Más Tequila Review, and Huizache, among others. Joaquín has two passions in his life, his wife Aída and poetry, always in that order.

Amanda Huynh is a Mexican American poet living in Virginia where she attends the MFA Creative Writing Program at Old Dominion University. She was a finalist for the 2015 Gloria Anzaldúa Poetry Prize, and winner of a 2016 AWP Intro Journal Project Award. Her work is published or forthcoming in the following journals: Tahoma Litrary Review, Muzzle Magazine, The Boiler Journal, Front Porch Journal, Huizache, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and As/Us: A Space for Women of the World.

Alejandro Puyana grew up in Caracas, Venezuela but lives in Austin, Texas. His work has been published by the Tin House blog, The Toast, adapted for radio by NPR's The Texas Standard, and is forthcoming in Huizache. He makes a living as a political writer for progressive causes and is a sporadic contributor to the Austin Chronicle. He is currently working on a novel about Venezuela.

Melissa Lozano is a Chicana poet, writer and artist living in Oakland, CA. She is an MFA Writing Candidate at the California College of the Arts. She writes poetry, memoir and fiction around the themes of memory, family, love and identity. She is extremely excited to be a part of the Huizache familia.

Vincent Cooper is a Xicano poet living in the Westside of San Antonio, Tx. His chapbook, Where the Reckless Ones Come to Die, was published by Aztlan Libre Press 2014. Cooper has been published in several zines, journals and anthologies all over the U.S. He is also a Macondista 2015. Currently, Cooper is working on his full length book of poetry titled, Zarzamora.

Jesús Salvador Treviño is a writer/director whose television directing credits include CRIMINAL MINDS, PRISON BREAK, ER, NYPD BLUE, CHICAGO HOPE, THE PRACTICE, STAR TREK VOYAGER and many others. His national PBS documentaries about Latinos include YO SOY CHICANO, AMERICA TROPICAL, LA RAZA UNIDA, CHICANO MORATORIUM and THE SALAZAR INQUEST. Mr. Treviño is the author of various short story collections and a memoir. His most recent collection, RETURN TO ARROYO GRANDE was published in 2015 and won the 2016 American Book Award. Mr. Trevino’s latest effort is a video website showcasing Latino history, art, music, theater, literature, cinema and food:

Bobby Byrd’s most recent book of poetry is Otherwise My Life is Ordinary (Cinco Puntos, 2015). He’s a recipient of an NEA fellowship in poetry; a D.H. Lawrence Fellowship; and an International Residency Fellowship to live in Mexico. Bobby grew up in Memphis during the golden age of that city’s music but he has lived in the American Southwest since 1963. In 1985 he and his wife Lee Merrill Byrd founded the very independent publishing company, Cinco Puntos Press in El Paso, Texas. They each received Cultural Freedom Fellowships from the Lannan Foundation for their work in publishing.

Special Features

Emmy Pérez, originally from Santa Ana, California, has lived along the Texas-Mexico border since the new millennium. She is the author of the poetry collections With the River on Our **** and Solstice. A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Southern California, she has been an active member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop for socially engaged writers since 2008. She is the recipient of fellowships/awards from CantoMundo, the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Currently, Pérez is an associate professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Guadalupe Garcia McCall was born in Mexico and moved to Texas as a young girl, keeping close ties with family on both sides of the border. Trained in Theater Arts and English, she now teaches English/Language Arts at a junior high school. Her poems for adults have appeared in more than twenty literary journals. McCall is an up-and-coming talent whose debut YA novel, Under the Mesquite, won the Pura Belpré Award and was named a Morris Award finalist. McCall lives with her husband and their three sons in the San Antonio, Texas, area. Shame the Stars is her latest novel. You can find her on the Web at guadalupegarciamccall.com.

Hosted by:
ire’ne lara silva is the author of two poetry collections, furia (Mouthfeel Press, 2010) and Blood Sugar Canto (Saddle Road Press, 2016), an e-chapbook, Enduring Azucares, (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015), as well as a short story collection, flesh to bone (Aunt Lute Books, 2013) which won the Premio Aztlan. She and poet Dan Vera are also the co-editors for the forthcoming collection of poetry and essays,Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzalduan Borderlands, (Aunt Lute Books, 2017). ire’ne is the recipient of the final Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, the Fiction Finalist for AROHO’s 2013 Gift of Freedom Award, and the 2008 recipient of the Gloria Anzaldua Milagro Award. ire'ne was recently named a 2016-2018 Texas Touring Roster Artist.

viernes, 04. noviembre 2016, Austin, Celebrating the release of the 6th issue of Huizache!

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