Friday, February 14, 2014

PINTURA : PALABRA --DC: Day 1 photo gallery

Documentation is something Letras Latinas takes to heart. In that spirit, we offer this photo gallery of Day 1 of our PINTURA: PALABRA weekend. Our workshop instructors, Valerie Martínez and Brenda Cárdenas, spent the morning and afternoon at the Library of Congress. First they each made an audio recording for the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape. After lunch, they gave a splendid presentation on ekphrastic poetry which, thankfully, was video recorded for future viewing. But the highlight of the day, arguably, was the reception we held this Valentine's Day evening for the workshop participants (I'm happy to report that all ten are photographed. But I must also offer a feeble apology for not being able to properly identify a number of their accompanying guests. Enjoy:

Brenda Cárdenas, Valerie Martínez, and Catalina Gomez,
who has the first friendly face to greet us this morning at the LOC

Brenda and Valerie prepare for their audio recordings
Brenda, before reading her work, 
will be interviewed briefly by Catalina
Valerie records for the LOC Archive, following Brenda
Valerie and Brenda in the reading room
at the Hispanic Division at the LOC
after their audio recordings
from L to R:
Dan Vera, Catalina Gomez, 
Emma Trelles, Brenda Cardenas, Valerie Martinez
Mumford Room, Madison Building, LOC
Brenda, Catalina, and Valerie in the Poetry Room
in the attic of the Jefferson Building at the LOC
Rob Casper and Brenda Cárdenas in the Poetry Room, LOC
The View from the Poetry Room
Reception, hosted by Cultural DC
workshop participants:
Elizabeth Acevedo, Maritza Rivera, Samuel Miranda
Sarah Browning (Split This Rock) and, 
in profile, Carlos Parada Ayala (workshop participant) 
workshop participants:
Carmen Calatayud and Emma Trelles
Dan Vera (workshop participant)
Cara Pompanio (Cultural DC)
Juan J. Morales (workshop participant)
John Chávez (workshop participant)
Valerie and Yvette Neisser Moreno (workshop participant)
Carlos Parada Ayala visits with Brenda
on the eve of the inaugural  


"PINTURA: PALABRA, a project in ekphrasis"
is made possible, in part, thanks to the generosity
of the Weissberg Foundation

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