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[free] SF International Flor Y Canto Literary Festival 2024

 

La Mision’s homegrown literary festival on Calle 24 Latino Cultural District. Three days, 18 events free for all!

For 3 days and nights, the Flor Y Canto festival brings the power and beauty of literature into our neighborhood – from an opening invocation to our poetry elders in Balmy Alley to poetry readings right on Calle Veinte Cuatro and inside participating businesses.

See schedule below.

 

About festival:

The Mission’s homegrown literary festival was first started in 2008 by the city’s first Latino poet laureate Alejandro Murguia. The purpose was to highlight La Mission’s long literary lineage and bring poetry from other countries and culturas into our community.

Last year’s participating businesses were; Precita Eyes, Evolved SF, Mission Synth, Adobe Books, Accion Latina, and Medicine For Nightmares. The festival also included book release celebrations by Mexican writer Reyna Grande and Salvadorean poet Claudia Castro Luna, workshops, events for los niñ@s, and musical and dance performances.

At our community awards in 2022, we highlighted the founder of the festival Alejandro Murguia, as well as Profesora Naomi Quiñonez, and Nicaraguan OG poeta Roberto Vargas. Last year we highlighted, professor, artivist, and local Mission poeta Leticia Hernández.

 

 

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