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08 Feb
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Feb 8, 2018 | 2:00 PM-8:30 PM


La Bendición: A One-Day Celebration of Latinx-Caribbean Poetry in the United States

2:00-3:30 pm
Writing workshop with Aracelis Girmay

A generative poetry workshop inspired by the imaginative work/strategies of makers like Ntozake Shange, Mahmoud Darwish, Gioconda Belli, Martín Espada, H. Cixous, and Cornelius Eady

Those interested in participating should contact Allyson Paty at

4:00-5:15 pm
Literary Activism

A panel discussion with Sandra María EstevesNoel Quiñones, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, and Charlie Vázquez, moderated by Deborah Paredez

5:30-6:45 pm
Emerging Poets Reading

Join Gallatin for a reading featuring Rio Cortez, Denice Frohman, Ricardo Maldonado, and Nicole Sealey, moderated by Urayoán Noel

7:00-8:30 pm
Keynote Reading

Poets Martín Espada and Aracelis Girmay will read, in an event moderated by Deborah Paredez