Thursday, January 22, 2009


Welcome to our fourth season.

Palabra Pura promotes literary expression in more than one tongue through a monthly bilingual poetry reading featuring Chicano and Latino artists. With an aim to foster dialogue through literature in Chicago and beyond, each evening pairs a local poet with a visiting writer along with an open mic to engage the interaction of diverse voices, ideas, and aesthetics. The readings are held the third Wednesday of the month (excepte August and December).

2009 Season

January 21
7:30 - 9:00 PM
@Décima Musa

John Murillo
Rafael Franco Steeves


February 13
Special Edition: "One Poem Festival"
(AWP off-site event)
6:00 - 7:30 PM
@Jazz Showcase

Lisa Alvarado
Carlos Cumpian
Silvia Curbelo
Gina Franco

Gabe Gomez
Irasema Gonzalez
Maurice Kilwein Guevara
Gabriela Jauregui
Olivia Maciel
Carl Marcum
Valerie Martínez
Orlando Ricardo Menes
Achy Obejas

Daniel A. Olivas
Johanny Vázquez Paz
Paul Martinez Pompa
Linda Rodríguez

Jacob Saenz
Jorge Sánchez
Juan Manuel Sanchez
Rich Villar

co-sponsored by Poetry magazine


March 18
7:30 - 9:00 PM
@Décima Musa

Joanne Diaz
Dawn Herrera-Terry


April 15
7:30 - 9:00 PM
location to TBA

Dan Vera
Carmen Alicia Murguia


May 20
7:30 - 9:00 PM
@Décima Musa

"The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry ON TOUR"
Rosa Alcalá
Albino Carillo
Carolina Monsivais
Lidia Torres


June 17
7:30 - 9:00 PM
@Décima Musa

Emma Trelles
Jacob Saenz


July 15
7:30 - 9:00 PM
@Décima Musa

Javier Huerta
Luis Humberto Valadez


September 16
time/location TBA

Juan Felipe Herrera

co-sponsored by the Poetry Foundation


October 28
7:30 - 9:00 PM
@Décima Musa

Dolores Dorantes
Laura Solórzano
Jen Hofer

co-sponsored by Consulado General de México


November 18
7:30 - 9:00 PM
@Décima Musa

Rita María Martínez
Luis Tubens


Palabra Pura 2009 is a partnership between Letras Latinas, the literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and the Guild Complex in Chicago. Additional support is provided by contratiempo.

No comments: