Latino writers in Kansas City to share their work

Latino Writers Collective to Perform at Park University
By Toni Cardarella - February 9, 2009

The Latino Writers Collective, a group of Latino witers living and working in the Kansas City metropolitan area, will present from their work on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Park University.

The performance, sponsored by the Department of English and the Department of Modern Languages, is set for 7 p.m. in the Herr House Lounge on the Parkville Campus.

The Collective organizes and coordinates projects for the larger community, especially to showcase national and local Latino writers and provide role models and instruction to Latino youth. Its mission is to foster an environment where the voices of Latino students, blue collar workers, professionals, and homemakers can finally be heard, sharing their experience and vision with a broad audience.

Performing members of the Collective include José Faus, Linda Rodriguez, Maria Vazquez Boyd, Gabriela M. Lemmons, and Gloria Martinez Adams. Work by members of the Collective appears in the recently published anthology, Primera Pagina. For more about the Latino Writers Collective, visit www.latinowriterscollective.org.

For more information about the upcoming performance, contact Emily Donnelli, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, at (816) 584-6779 and emilyd@park.edu, or Silvia Giovanardi Byer, Ph.D., assistant professor of modern languages and coordinator of Spanish and French, at silvia.giovanardi@park.edu.

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