January author events & updates

January 13, 2016

Happy New Year, everyone! Check out the latest news and updates from our authors, including upcoming events and recent writings.


ire’ne lara silva, author of flesh to bone


Book launch and reading for Blood Sugar Canto
Saturday, January 16, 2016 @ 5 p.m.
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street, Austin, TX


Join flesh to bone author ire’ne lara silva for an evening celebrating the release of her latest book of poetry, which “probes the ways that love, justice and forgiveness help heal our individual selves and our communities.” A limited number of copies of Blood Sugar Canto will be available for sale at the event, and can be pre-ordered through the author’s website.


Caressing the Flame: Writing the Difficult
Four-hour writing workshop (plus one-hour lunch break), $65 payment and registration required in advance
Saturday, January 23, 2016 @ 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River Street, Austin, TX


Offered for the first time in a year, this four-hour workshop (plus one-hour lunch break) explores the art of writing difficult life experiences to create ‘poetry or prose that is alive, present, authentic, and risky.” Ire’ne welcomes writers of all levels and genres. Registration and payment of $65 required in advance; please email irenelarasilva@yahoo.com to reserve your spot.


Nancy Agabian, author of Me as her again


Nancy’s essay “Meeting the Man on the Street,” published in Kweli Journal last month, explores the racial categorizations of Armenians and Armenian Americans through personal, historical, legal, and social lenses. You can read it here.


Jo Scott-Coe, author of Teacher at Point Blank


Jo appeared in conversation alongside four other writer-teachers at AWP’s 2015 conference for a panel titled “Confronting Our Fears: Turning Adversity into Art.” Read her introduction to the panel here, and her essay contribution here.


LeAnne Howe, author of Choctalking on Other RealitiesMiko Kings, and Shell Shaker


LeAnne shares the books she’s picked out to read and re-read this year, including ire’ne’s flesh to bone. Check out the list in her most recent blog post here.

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