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October 2017

Meet the Author: Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133 United States
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Free 234 spots left

An important new voice in contemporary Latin@ literature, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela is a multi-talented writer, publisher, and editor. Marissa was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. And though she’s also paid some sort of rent in Lawrence, Detroit, D.C., Laramie, Havana and the Mexican state of Chiapas, Philadelphia has long been home. Her poetry and prose have been supported by the work of The Leeway Foundation, Hedgebrook, Art Farm, Fancyland, VONA/Voices, Lambda, The Baffler, American Poetry Review, Make/shift, As Us, Acentos…

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November 2017

Motivos Magazine at Taller

November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133 United States
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Free 495 spots left

Express and connect with Motivos magazine writers and artists! Find out how you can be a part of this unique bilingual magazine for teens. Learn how magazine members find their voice and shape their futures through creative expression, community engagement and exposure to college and career opportunities as part of the media mentorship program created by Motivos founder. Projecting youth voices and impacting life trajectories of subscribers in 1200 schools, 42 states, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Costa Rica, we invite…

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December 2017

Meet the Author: Raquel Salas-Rivera

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133 United States
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Free 250 spots left

Raquel Salas-Rivera is a Puerto Rican poet, writer, and translator based in Philadelphia. Salas-Rivera will read a selection of recent poems from oropel/tinsel (2016) in both English and Spanish, exploring the moments of bilingual friction that express the poet’s dual identity as a Puerto Rican and Philadelphia resident and reaching out to other bilingual readers who share the poet’s dual linguistic identity. Salas Rivera’s poetry aims to merge the voice of the reader and the speaker of her poems, creating…

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