Second Thursday OPEN Mic + Virgin Day with ire’ne lara silva and Natalia Treviño
Thursday, December 12th, 7:15pm
Second Thursday OPEN Mic + Our Annual Virgin Day Celebration
Featuring Natalia Treviño & ire’ne lara silva
Hosted by Cindy Huyser
Readings by poets ire’ne lara silva and Natalia Treviño begin the evening. Their poetry is steeped in the border and the Mexican American experience. ire’ne’s writings include three poetry collections: furia, Blood Sugar Canto, and CUICACALLI/House of Song. Natalia has a deep connection with the Virgin through her grandmother. ire’ne describes Natalia’s VirginX as “a gorgeous treatise on the Divine Feminine, called by any of her names: Cihuapilli, Coatlicue, the Virgin Mary, Tonantzin, Virgen de Guadalupe, and the Virgen de San Juan de los Lagos. . . VirginX speaks to the lived truth of faith for those who live on the border, for those in whom the border lives.”
A round-robin style open mic follows the feature. Bring poems to share!
Guadalupe’s Litany, recited each year at the US/Mexico border, will be read during the open mic portion of the evening, and as usual, attending poets are encouraged to read from their own work. Refreshments will be served.
Each December BookWoman celebrates the Virgin of Guadalupe on her Feast Day of December 12. Our Lady of Guadalupe/Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is the Goddess of the Americas, protector of the oppressed and downtrodden, the female face of the Divine, and the Patroness of BookWoman. This year our annual celebration expands to a special two-evening (Dec 12th and Dec.13th) pilgrimage at two locations… we hope you’ll join us for one or both nights.