Letras Latinas is pleased to be a "Patron" at this year's AWP Conference and Bookfair. This sponsorship is possible thanks to the Weissberg Foundation in Arlington, VA and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) at the University of Notre Dame. As a Patron, Letras Latinas has made available conference registration waivers to number of Letras Latinas' friends. Letras Latinas has also placed a full-page ad in the conference program to announce a new initiative---read about it in the program and, very soon, here at Letras Latinas Blog.
As a Patron, Letras Latinas is also exercising its option to hold an on-site reception, which will take place on Friday, February 4th, when Letras Latinas hosts a gathering for the Macondo Writers' Workshop and friends of Macondo. This reception is possible thanks to the Weissberg Foundation, once again.
As I've expressed on many occasions, Letras Latinas relies on partnerships and collaboration in order to carry out its mission. During the AWP Conference in Chicago a few years ago, for example, Letras Latinas partnered with the Guild Complex and Poetry Magazine to put on a special editon of Palabra Pura---a One Poem Festival at the Jazz Showcase.
This year, at the conference bookfair, Letras Latinas will be partnering with long-time ally PALABRA: A Magazine of Chicano & Latino Literary Art and Con Tinta, by underwriting the "PALABRA/ Con Tinta" table. If Con Tinta's annual celebration is one of the off-site events not to be missed, the "PALABRA/Con Tinta" table serves as one of our on-site "plazas." Come by and say hello to elena minor and read and buy the latest issue. Or say hello to any of Con Tinta's current Advisory Circle (Lisa Alvarado, Blas Falconer, Rigoberto González, Maria Melendez, Juan J. Morales, Daniel A. Olivas, Michelle Otero, and Richard Yañez).