Monday, October 18, 2010

Ocho Poetas: A Reading at Ragdale

October 19, 2010 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ragdale, 1260 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

On October 19, Ragdale will host “Ocho Poetas,” a public event featuring readings by eight of the country’s most noted contemporary Latino and Latina poets.

The event marks the first-ever collaborative residency for Latino and Latina poets at Ragdale, the fourth-largest artists’ community in the United States. The residency is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and is also a collaboration with Letras Latinas, the literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) at the University of Notre Dame.

In addition to the public reading, “Ocho Poetas” will also serve as a platform to announce a new national Latino poetry initiative that involves Ragdale and Letras Latinas as partners, as well as Red Hen Press in Pasadena, CA. The reading and announcement will take place on Tuesday, October 19, at 7 pm at Ragdale, located at 1260 N. Green Bay Road in Lake Forest. Seats are limited. To reserve a space, please RSVP to Melissa Ernst at Ragdale, at 847.234.1063, ext. 201.

The featured poets:

Francisco Aragón (Latino Poetry Review / Momotombo Press)
David Dominguez (The Packinghouse Review)
Carmen Giménez Smith (Noemi Press, Puerto del Sol)
Roberto Harrison (Bronze Skull Press, Crayon)
Raina J. León (Acentos Literary Review)
J. Michael Martínez (Breach Press)
Maria Melendez (Pilgrimage / Momotombo Press)
elena minor (Palabra)