[free] Festival of Mayan Literature and Culture // SF

[free] Festival of Mayan Literature and Culture // SF

Apr 11 at 6 PM – Apr 13 at 9 PM
24th Street, San Francisco, Ca, 94110

Join us for a celebration of Mayan Literature and Culture as Poets and Musicians from the Yucatan and the Bay Area gather for 3 days of festivities along Calle 24.

Featured poets to include Feliciano Sanchez Chan and Fer delaCruz from Merida, Yucatan.

 

Schedule:

 

Thursday’s Schedule: 4:/11/19

PASEO POÉTICO
Benedición
5:30-6pm Festival Benedición, Balmy Alley
Alejandro Murguía kicks off the festival with indigenous dancers and a poet evocation.

PHASE 1: 6:30-7:30pm
1. “Poetas for Justice Writing our Daily Worlds”
Adobe Books, 3130 24 th Street, San Francisco 94110
Hosted by Amalia Alvarez. Featuring: Roberto Y. Hernández, Estela de la Cruz, and Katie Dalla

2. Location: Mission Skateboards. 3045 24th Street, San Francisco 94110
Hosted by Rebecca Flores. Featuring Hernan Ramos, Olivia Peña, and Alan Chazaro

3. ”Pan Dulce Poets”
Jelly Donut, 3198 24th Street, San Francisco 94110
Hosted by Ricardo Tavarez. Featuring: Naomi Quiñonez, Flavia Mora, Francisco Icalá

4. Location: Silverstone Café. 3278 24 th Street, San Francisco 94110
Hosted by Cesar Love. Featuring: Tony Robles, Cesar Love, Jennifer Barone, Maurisa Thompson

5. ”Voz Sin Tinta Open Mic”
Alley Cat Books. 3036 24 th Street, San Francisco 94110
Hosted by René Vaz. Featuring: Anjelica N Gonzalez, Ansh Tre Philips

6. “The Poeta is the Neighborhood’s Memoria”
Acción Latina. 2958 24 th Street, San Francisco 94110
Hosted by Josiah Luis Alderate. Featuring: Norman Zelaya, Avotjca, Tongo Eisen-Martin

7. Location: Philz Coffee, 3101 24th Street, San Francisco 94110
Hosted by Josiah Flores. Featuring: TBA

8. “Youth and Community Power”
Temo’s Cafe. 3000 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Hosted by Erika Villegas. Featuring: Liza Marie Estrada, Rebecca Rodriguez and Jesus Kuntún

PHASE 2: 7:45-8:45pm
1. Location: Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco 94110
Hosted by René Vaz. Featuring: Preeti Vangani, Arturo Muñoz, Ananda Esteva

2. “Our Palabras, Our Ancestors”
Adobe Books, 3130 24th Street, San Francisco 94110
Hosted by Josiah Luis Alderate. Featuring: Nia McAllister, TJ Sykes, Leticia Del Toro

3. Location: La Reyna Bakery. 3114 24th Street, San Francisco 94110
Hosted by Josiah Flores. Featuring: TBA

4. “¡Viva La Vida!”
Taquería Vallarta, 3033 24th Street, San Francisco 94110
Hosted by Ricardo Tavarez. Featuring: Ismael Chel, Tony Aldarondo, L7

5. “Fiction & Non-Fiction in the Mission”
Acción Latina. 2958 24 th Street, San Francisco 94110
Hosted by Alejandro Murguía. Featuring: Denise Sullivan, Rebeca Abidail Flores, Mona Loré

 

FRIDAY 4.12

 

Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America: Book Release

They are a mass migration of thousands, yet each one travels alone. Solito, Solita, (“Alone, Alone”), is a Voice of Witness collection of oral histories that tell the stories of youth refugees fleeing their home countries and traveling for hundreds of miles seeking safety and protection in the United States.

These powerful narrators describe why they fled their homes, what happened on their dangerous journeys through Mexico, how they crossed the border, and their ongoing struggles to survive in the United States. In an era of fear, xenophobia, and outright lies, these stories amplify the compelling voices of immigrant youth. What can they teach us about abuse and abandonment, bravery and resilience, hypocrisy and hope? They bring us into their hearts and onto streets filled with the lure of freedom and fraught with violence. From fending off kidnappers with knives and being locked in freezing holding cells to tearful reunions with parents, Solito, Solita’s evocative stories bring to light the experiences of young people struggling for a better life across the border.

Steven Mayers is a writer, oral historian, and professor of English at the City College of San Francisco.

Jonathan Freedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and writing mentor at the City College of San Francisco.

Voice of Witness, founded by Dave Eggers, Mimi Lok, and Lola Vollen, is a nonprofit organization that advances human rights by amplifying unheard voices.

Location: L’s Café. 2871 24th Street, San Francisco 94110.
6-8pm
Hosted by Alejandro Murguia

 

SATURDAY 4.13

 

PANELS/DISCUSSIONS/READINGS: 12-2PM
1. Mayan Glyphs
Location: Precita Eyes, 2981 24th Street, San Francisco 94110
Hosted by Ismael Chel

PANELS/DISCUSSIONS/READINGS: 2-4PM
1. Ekphrastic Extravaganza/Mission Mural Writers
Location: Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco 94110
Hosted by Amalia Alvarez. Featuring: Raul Ruiz, Joyce E. Young, Rocío Evans, Ayo Khensu-Ra, Alicia Franco, and Norm Mattox

2. Literary Translation Panel: El Arte de Traducción
Location: San Francisco Public Library, Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett Street
Hosted by Pedro Tuyub & Ricardo Tavarez at SFPL Mission Branch. Literary translators, writers, professors and students discuss the dynamics of translating literature. Panelists will address common issues with translating literature and poetry. Word choice, syntax, context and literal meaning will be among the topics covered. This panel features Mayan translators from Guatemala and Mexico including Ismael Chel, Fer de la Cruz, Francisco Icalá, Karent Novelo, Maria Gloria Robalino.

FINAL FESTIVAL LITERARY READING: 7-9PM
Location: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco 94110
Hosted by Alejandro Murguia. Featuring: Feliciano Chan, and San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, Daisy Zamora and Gerardo Pacheco.

 

Link:

http://www.florycantosf.org/

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