F117. Jotas: A Chicana Lesbian Reading by Barrio-Based Writers
Friday, April 1, 2016
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Wanda Alarcón is a doctoral candidate of comparative ethnic studies and women, gender & sexuality at UC Berkeley. Her dissertation is titled, "Sounding Aztlán: Music, Literature, and the Chicana/o Sonic Imaginary." She is also the creator/editor of the queer Chicana poetry zine, JOTA.
Verónica Reyes is the author of Chopper! Chopper! Poetry from Bordered Lives. She scripts poetry for la jotería and Chicana/o communities. In 2014, her book won International Latino Book Award, Golden Crown Literary Society Award, and Lambda Literary Finalist. She teaches at California State Los Angeles.
Griselda Suárez is a poet and essayist. Her book Concrete River Boulevard was nominated for the California Book Prize. She teaches Chicana/o and Latina/o studies at Long Beach State.
Claudia Rodríguez is a writer/performer from Compton, with an MFA in creative writing from the California Institute of the Arts. Her first collection of poetry, Everybody’s Bread, was published with Korima Press. She's a 2014 recipient of an Artists in Residency Grant awarded by the city of LA.