Aunt Lute Books will be at #AWP19 in Portland, OR, 3/27-3/30! We will be tabling with our beloved distributor,
Small Press Distribution, at Booth #3066. Come find us to get your hand on an Aunt Lute title, and to get a sneak preview about our forthcoming 2019 release! Below are some Aunt Lute author panels that we're excited about (click the titles for the event link)! Learn more about the Association of Writers and Writing Programs by clicking here.
Diana's Diaspora: Diana Der-Hovanessian's Influence on Armenian American Writers
Friday, March 29, 2019 from12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Location: F149, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Who: Nancy Agabian, Lory Bedikian, Lola Koundakjian, and Shahe Mankerian. Moderated by Armine Iknadossian
On the 20th Anniversary of Tupelo Press, a Celebration of Native poets
Friday, March 29, 2019 from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
Location: D133-134, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Who: LeAnne Howe, CMarie Fuhrman, Deborah A. Miranda, Bojan Louis, and Michael Wasson
Poets at the Borderlands of Change: Celebrating Gloria Anzaldúa
Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9:00 am to 10:15 am
Location: D136, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Who: Dan Vera and Sara Chavez
Decentralizing Exoticism: Why Can't I Just Write About Avocado Toast and My Ex?
Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Location: B117-119, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Who: Pallavi Dhawan, Tom Pyun, Ramy El-Etreby, Kanika Punwani Sharma, Safia Jama
Upcoming Author Events
This month is the The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans & Saints and Sinners Literary Festival (3/29-3/31), and Judy Grahn will be honored and inducted into the Hall of Fame! The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was founded in 2003 as a new initiative designed as an innovative way to reach the community with information about HIV/AIDS, particularly disseminating prevention messages via the writers, thinkers and spokespeople of the LGBT community. For more info on Judy Grahn's upcoming events, please click here.
NEW ORLEANS DRAG WORKSHOP DRAGUATION
March 25: The New Orleans Drag Workshop welcomes Judy Grahn as keynote speaker for the Cycle 9 Draguation. Now in its sixth year, the New Orleans Drag Workshop continues to inspire and nurture the truly adventurous in spirit turning out sickening after sickening queens, kings and all things in between.
March 28: Hard hitting drag from the New Orleans Drag Workshop and ferocious storytelling curated by Greetings from Queer Mountain + guest appearance from legendary gay icon Judy Grahn. This is one night we won’t be keeping our opinions to ourselves – expect politics, tears and inspiration. This Saints and Sinners queer literary festival kick off begins first with a Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival pre-show Poetry Slam featuring judges Judy Grahn and Greg Brownderville.
March 29: MEMOIR MASTER CLASS WITH JUDY GRAHN | SAS LIT FEST
March 30: FOREMOTHERS PANEL | SAS LIT FEST
March 31: BODIES ON THE LINE: CELEBRATING WRITERS WHO DIED OF AIDS | SAS LIT FEST
March 31: HALL OF FAME | SAS LIT FEST
IRE'NE LARA SILVA
March 26, 6pm, OLLU Visiting Writer Reading, Our Lady of the Lake University, Blue Room, San Antonio, TX
April 6, 11am Texas Book Festival, San Antonio, TX
April 6, 7pm, Latina Poets with New Books Showcase featuring Gris Munoz, Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Jo Reyes-Boitel, Natalia Trevino, Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros, and ire’ne lara silva, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, San Antonio, TX
April 13, Time TBA, Canto de Mujer featuring authors Anel Flores, Bonnie Ilza Cisneros, Ilza Garcia, Maribel Rubio, and ire’ne lara silva, MACC, Austin, TX
For more info on ire'ne lara silva's upcoming events, please click here.
Juliana Delgado Lopera
Congratulations to Juliana Delgado Lopera, who has been named the Mazza Writer in Residence for Spring 2019, at SFSU's Poetry Center!
Juliana has also been named a 2019 Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts.
Also, click here to see the Ted Talk she did for TedxSOMA earlier this year.