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Published On: Sun, Sep 16th, 2012

Banned Author and Award-Winning Poet Martín Espada Featured Reader at “50 For Freedom of Speech” Literary Protest Reading in NYC

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Martin Espada

La Casa Azul Bookstore
143 E 103rd Street/NYC (6 train to 103rd St)

New York, NY 10029
(212) 426-2626
www.lacasaazulbookstore.comFriday, September, 21. 6PM-8PM.FREE! – NYC’s Latino literary community converges to read from Latino/Chicano books banned in Arizona (and soon perhaps elsewhere). Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime event!
RSVP ON FACEBOOK NOWPresented by: Librotraficante, Sangre Viva Arts Alliance, Acentos, Latino Rebels and La Casa Azul BookstoreNew York City’s Latino literary community will converge to participate in “50 for Freedom of Speech,” a national day of action protesting the de facto banning of Latino literature in the state of Arizona (with similar legislation poised to pass in other states as a result). “50 for Freedom of Speech” is organized by Tony Díaz of the Librotraficante movement and various literary and academic/cultural allies nationwide.The New York City gathering will feature the banned Puerto Rican author and award-winning poet Martín Espada (“Zapata’s Disciple”), as well as Tejano author Sergio Troncoso (“The Last Tortilla and Other Stories”), as well as the public readings of other banned book texts by some of New York City’s top Latino academic, literary and spoken word talent.

Also reading are Bonafide Rojas, Miguel Ángel Ángeles and John Murillo; Peggy Robles-Alvarado, María Rodríguez, and Nancy Arroyo-Ruffin will be reading from “The House on Mango Street”; Juan “Papo Swiggity” Santiago, Mark Anthony Vigo, and José Vilson will be reading from “Always Running”; and John Rodríguez, Grisel Acosta, Isabel Martínez, Elizabeth Calixto, and Vincent Toro will be reading from “Occupied America.”

(With other pending participants TBD.)

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Contact: Rich Villar – r.villar@gmail.com

 

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Banned Author and Award-Winning Poet Martín Espada Featured Reader at “50 For Freedom of Speech” Literary Protest Reading in NYC