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Aunt Lute at APAture, the Smithsonian Honors Gloria Anzaldúa, and More

APAture 2017: Book Arts

On October 15th, Aunt Lute co-sponsored Kearny Street Workshop's APAture Book Arts festival at Arc Gallery & Studios. APAture is a multi-day, multidisciplinary arts festival featuring a lineup of some of today's most exciting emerging artists from the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the course of the afternoon there was a Make Your Own Zine workshop; readings by featured artist Innosanto Nagara; a panel on resistance through self-publishing led by Aunt Lute staff featuring the creators of Mixed Rice Zines, This Asian American Life, Nasi Mag, and Burton High School’s Comic Book & Arts Club; and tables featuring other local zinesters and artists. Thank you Kearny Street Workshop for hosting this event and bringing together all these amazing Asian American artists!

Remembering Gloria Anzaldúa: A Tribute to the Iconic Borderlands Writer and Thinker

For Hispanic Heritage Month and LGBT History Month, the Smithsonian Latino Center hosted a special program honoring the late Chicana legend Gloria Anzaldúa (1942-2004) on the 75th anniversary of her birth and the 30th anniversary of the publication of Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. The program featured Raquel Gutiérrez (publisher of Econo Textual Objects), Aunt Lute author ire’ne lara silva (co-editor of Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands and author of flesh to bone), and scholar AnaLouise Keating (editor of The Gloria Anzaldúa Reader). You can view a recording of the event here.

Author Jo Scott-Coe's essay receives nomination

We would like to congratulate Jo Scott-Coe, author of Teacher at Point Blank, for being recently nominated for a Sundress Publication's Best of the Net award for her piece titled The Communion of Saints. To read her journalistic essay on the story of Kathy Leissner, click here.


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