4.24.2004

Poetry in Motion readings in LA )Metro Gold Line, South Pas)

We've been out to the Metro Gold Line Mission Station and have scouted out the location. We'll have chairs and a podium and PA set up and ready to go. The event is from 4 to 6. Please plan on arriving by 3:30. If you need directions, check out our trip planner at www.metro.net There is a farmers market every Thursday
afternoon adjacent to the plaza, so we should have a instant crowd. We have also been promoting the event to the local and Los Angeles community.

Here's our list of poets....

Alicia Partnoy
Catherine Daly
Charlotte Innes
Therese M. Bachand
Michael C. Ford
Antoineta Villamil
Elena Karina Byrne

4.23.2004

Eileen Tabios with Mary Talusan playing the Kulintang (gong-drum)
Franklin Bruno

at the smell! Sunday, April 25, 6 pm

Eileen Tabios is a poet and vintner (and blogger) and editor and ... you HAVE to come see her read and perform with Mary Talusan!

Mary Talusan's works were performed at the 18th Annual Conference and Festival of Asian Composers, which was held in the Philippines. She spent last year in the Philippines as a Fulbright Fellow.

Franklin Bruno is a poet and songwriter and philosopher as well. His CDs include A Cat May Look At A Queen (Absolutely Kosher), Kiss Without Makeup (Absolutely Kosher), numerous Nothing Painted Blue titles (Shrimper), and the lyrics for Jenny Toomey: Tempting: Jenny Toomey Sings the Songs.
PEN USA at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 25, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
UCLA Campus
Westwood, CA
Booth #640 (By Perloff Quad)

Please drop by our booth at Festival of Books and check out our two events:


VOICES IN EXILE: THE COURAGE TO WRITE
Saturday, April 24 @ 10 a.m.
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Ackerman Hall, UCLA
Free - but requires ticket for admission

The Freedom to Write Committee of PEN USA is sponsoring this panel discussion with Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. Additional panelists: Russell Banks, novelist; Douglas Unger, International Institute of Modern Letters; and Sarah Russell, Cities of Asylum. Moderator is PEN International board member and former PEN USA president Eric Lax.

Info: http://www.latimes.com/extras/festivalofbooks/ticketing.html

Emerging Voices/PEN in the Classroom Reading
Sunday, April 25 @ 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Etc. stage (By Franz Hall)

PEN will host a reading featuring participants in its Emerging Voices and PEN in the Classroom programs. High school students Michelle Dougherty, Diana Cuevas and Mikhail "Logan" Pivovarov will represent more than 600 of their peers who benefit from PEN in the Classroom residencies every year. The students will share the stage with the 2004 Rosenthal Emerging Voices Fellows: Natali Petricic Escobedo, Candice L. Harper, Taylur Thu Hien Ngo, Mae Respicio, Melissa Roxas and Eduardo Santiago. The event will be hosted by former Emerging Voices Fellow and PITC teacher, Kisha Xiomara Palmer.

Info: pen@penusa.org