“Palabras & Poetry: Roots of Liberation” by San Jose Poetry // Zoom

Experience a generative poetry workshop, Roots of Liberation, at the San José Poetry Festival.

¡Cultura Poetry Night! celebrates the culture of people who identify as Chicana/o, Raza, Latinx, and people with Indigenous heritage rooted in areas that are now Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. A multilingual event with two featured poets, guest poets, and open mic, presented by Poetry Center San José, hosted by Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo, in partnership with La Raíz Magazine.

Brought to you by Poetry Center San José in partnership with La Raíz Magazine.

“Palabras & Poetry: Roots of Liberation”
Thursday, September 8th, 2022 at 6pm via Zoom.

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¡Cultura Poetry Night! celebrates the culture of people who identify as Chicana/o, Raza, Latinx, and people with Indigenous heritage rooted in areas that are now Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America.

A multilingual event with two featured poets, guest poets, and open mic! Everyone is welcome at this inclusive event presented by Poetry Center San José, hosted by Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo, in partnership with La Raíz Magazine.

Workshop includes discussion on the topic of liberation, taking inspiration from the Indigenous peoples of the EZLN in Chiapas, México.

Sample poems, prompts, and verse starters will be provided.

Plus, three opportunities to share your new poetry with the group.

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San José Poetry Festival 2022 presents ¡Cultura Poetry Night! Open Mic with special guests Liz Márquez and Jorge Montaño.

This is an online ZOOM event and will feature an open mic. Please sign up using the following form: (bit.ly/laraizopenmic). You may also sign up within the first 5 minutes of the event. There may be a last call before the open mic segment begins. This is Day 2 of our five-day festival!Check out this list of all the events that are part of the 7th Annual San José Poetry Festival! You can check out all of our events and support local poetry with a Festival Pass. # # # ¡Cultura Poetry Night! celebrates the culture of people who identify as Chicana/o, Raza, Latinx, and people with Indigenous heritage rooted in areas that are now Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. A multilingual event with two featured poets, guest poets, and open mic! Everyone is welcome at this inclusive event presented by Poetry Center San José, hosted by Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo, in partnership with La Raíz Magazine.   ABOUT OUR GUEST READERSLiz Márquez (she/her) is an Ecuadorian-American writer, poet, and bilingual educator based in Houston, Texas. Her first published poem, “Church Culture,” was a 2021 La Raíz Poetry Prize recipient. As a daughter of immigrants and first-generation college graduate, she explores inner child healing, mujerismo, and Latinx identity in her writing as a way of pursuing wholeness. Liz aims to be a good ancestor and therefore embeds the idea that true liberation is collective liberation into her writing. More of her writing can be found at www.lizmarquez.com. Jorge Montaño is a Chicano poet. He is of Chilean and Mexican descent. Jorge was raised in a mix of martial arts and barrio life until he found the spiritual essence which guided him through the expression of words. Much of his poetry is inspired by his experiences in what he describes as, in tonalli in cuicatl, which basically means ‘song of the soul’. Jorge is a husband, father and grandfather and is in the process of earning an Associates Degree in Chicano Studies. Facebook: @elizabeth.ayala.5473894 @jorgenmaria.montano1 @laraizmag Instagram: @lizmarquezpoet @in.tonalli_in.cuicatl @laraizmagazine #culturapoetrynight #pcsj #laraizmagazine #multilingualpoetry #poesiabilingue #lizmarquez #ecuadoranpoet #jorgemontaño #indigenouspoetry #chicanopoetry #latinapoets #latinxpoetry #laculturacura #poetry #poesia # # # Want more poetry? Check out the rest of the San José Poetry Festival 2022 lineup. The 8th Annual San José Poetry Festival celebrates our community’s diverse literary, ethnic and cultural heritage with a wide range of topics and literary styles reflected in performances, workshops, and a small press fair. Follow Poetry Center San José on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for announcements about other amazing South Bay poetry events happening throughout the rest of the year. Help support Poetry Center San José by becoming a member. # # # COVID NOTICE: We are so very happy to return to in-person venues this year, but we are aware that, due to infection rates, a venue could cancel at any moment. If a venue cancels, the San José Poetry Festival event will be broadcast to PCSJ’s Zoom channel. All ticket holders will receive a link to the Zoom. Refunds requests for unattended individual events moved online will be reviewed and considered. San José Poetry Festival 2022 San José Poetry Festival 2022 is presented by Poetry Center San José and is sponsored in part by: Festival and Cultural Affairs grants from the City of San José; a grant from SVCreates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and the California Arts Council and also supported in part by a SVCreates National Endowment for the Arts American Rescue Plan grant; funding from Poets & Writers; and with support from Anne & Mark’s Art Party, Applied Materials Foundation, Brandenburg Family Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation. We would like to acknowledge and offer our deepest gratitude to past venues worthy of your support: Art Boutiki, Books Inc., Caravan Lounge, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, History/San José, Recycle Bookstore, and Works/San José. Please support these spaces however you can.

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