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April 17: Friday Fun

April 16, 2009

LOTS of events to choose from this Friday, April 17

7 pm WORKS IN PROGRESS at RB Winnings
Featuring Valerie Santillanes, Marisa P. Clark and Julie Mars

6:30 pm WEST END NEW SERIES LAUNCH at The Harwood Art Center a reading in celebration of the launch of the New Series, a poetry venture devoted to emerging writers, West End Press will host a reading Friday, April 17, at 6:30 PM at the Harwood Art Center. Poets reading include Jason Yurcic, Marianne Broyles, Sy Hoahwah, and Jenifer Rae Vernon.

Following the reading will be a discussion of poetry’s cultural
influence in recovering meaning in hard economic times. Books will be
available for purchase and signing. While a $5 donation is suggested,
no one will be turned away for lack of money. The Harwood Art Center is located at 1114 7th St NW, in Albuquerque. For more information, please contact Amanda Sutton, Publicity for West End Press, at
amandaasutton@hotmail.com or 505-400-3898.

and last, but NOT AT ALL least…

6-9 pm La Tierra y El Aqua at the South Valley Economic Development Center
Arts of Aztlán presents “La Tierra y El Agua,” an art show celebrating community and our connection to the land, to benefit Connecting Community Voices, a non-profit dedicated to building positive social change through creative community expression. Join us for art, poetry, music, food and community on Friday, 6-9 at the South Valley Economic Development Center, on Isleta, south of Bridge, right next to the Blake’s.

Featured literary readers include UNM’s own  Tanaya Winder (MFA/poetry) and Michelle Otero (visiting creative non-fiction professor and author of Malinche’s Daughter)

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