In the future I’m going to be one strange old man. Hopefully. Beauty is where you find it, and maybe Madonna will still be touring.
Hey folks, I know you all miss me, and I know you all miss BackFat, they will return, very very soon! But, for the past couple months I’ve been busy organizing a poetry festival that focuses on Latino Poetry and Spoken Word. Made possible by a grant from Galería de la Raza’s Regen Artist Fund, this show is a celebration of the Latino writer voice. A part of the project has been to do video interviews with all the poets, and I’m very very excited to share some of them with you. The show tonight is at Magnet, a place that is very close to my heart, not only are they a safe free clinic for gay men, they also open up their space for all types of queers, all types of organizations and communities. The show tonight is at 7:30pm, and it is free, here is their address 4122 18th Street in the Castro.
If you want a sneak peek of some of the poets, check out these videos. I can’t wait to see all of you there.
Hey guys, been super busy with the festival, and life, and the feels, and happenings, and food eatings, to fully help promote my other gigs and I feel bad about that.
If you life in Berkeley, I’M GONNA BE THERE TONIGHT! Please come and check out this comedy show, support the comics and other poets or artists that will be there that night.
COMEDY AT KIP’S
Every week, Richard Dreyling and Jacob Rubin bring you the best comedy in the Bay Area, absolutely free! Located at Kip’s Bar and Grill in Berkeley, CA, one block from UC Berkeley campus!
And more (maybe)!
Full bar and food
Makin’ it happen in the 510!
Buenos dias! Ready for the fist installment of video interviews with the participating artists for ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? Our first writer is very special to me, to the community, to writing students everywhere, she is a Writerscorps teaching artists, organizer, singer, and on top of that poeta. Check out Sandra García Rivera and don’t miss the reading this Saturday at Books Inc. on Market street, at 7:30 FREE!
HERE WE GO!
So off I went, my goal was to just go throughout the Castro and get as many post cards into people’s hands as I could and then make it to Books Inc. the amazing bookstore where the first show will be on the 5th, that is this Saturday, FREE to the public, to drop off some posters for them. I’m very excited, and they were very happy to get them.
The rain was tough, a lot of folks were too cranky to take a post card but I left stacks of them here and there and in some stores. At the end of the night, I rewarded myself with some icecream, because WHY NOT?! haha.
Okay folks, here is the Facebook invite https://www.facebook.com/events/713449205366448/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
Go to it and share with your friends, oh oh and OH!
Watch me in this video! YAAAAAY! yay.
hi folks! Some of you I’m sure have been wondering where the hell have I been? And where the hell has BackFat been? We’ve been busy, I’ve been busy, putting together an amazing poetry festival, if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you are not going to want to miss this fantastic event. Galería de la Raza and I are making it happen, read all about it below!
or go to www.dondeestamigente.com to get in there and get your Latino writer groove on!
WHAT IS ¿DONDE ESTA MI GENTE?
¿Dónde Esta Mi Gente? (Where are my people?) is a Festival of Latino Poetry and Spoken Word! For three days writers of all Latino backgrounds are going to get together and recite poetry to the people of San Francisco as part of National Poetry Month. ¿Dónde Esta Mi Gente? -Is a celebration of the voice of the latino writer, a multigenerational, multicultural exchange between writers from all walks of life that seeks to answer that question, by gathering some of the top writers in the bay area.
Made possible by Galeria de la Raza’s REGEN Artist Fund, Galeria de la Raza is proud to present this event organized and curated by writer, performer Baruch Porras-Hernandez.
3 days in 3 different spaces, 22 writers, one city!
April 5th the show is at Books Inc. on Market street Free with suggested donation
April 12th Magnet on 18th Street Free with suggested donation
April 19th the final show will be at Galeria de la Raza in the Mission, Sliding scale 10 to 20 dollars.
Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/dondeestamigente
Join our event invite on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/713449205366448/
ABOUT GALERÍA DE LA RAZA
Founded in 1970, the Galería is a non-profit community-based arts organization whose mission is to foster public awareness and appreciation of Chicano/Latino art and serve as a laboratory where artists can both explore contemporary issues in art, culture and civic society, and advance intercultural dialogue. To implement our mission, the Galería supports Latino artists in the visual, literary, media and performing art fields whose works explore new aesthetic possibilities for socially committed art.
THE REGEN ARTIST FUND
The ReGen Artist Fund is a small grants program that seeks to provide Latino artists the grant writing and artistic program planning skills to write competitive proposals and to access government and foundation arts funding. The workshop presenters will explore strategies to make artistic projects compelling, to design projects that address the funders’ priorities, to target and reach an audience and to develop a budget, a work sample and a biographical summary. By the workshop’s conclusion, all participants will have completed a proposal draft and will have an additional two weeks to submit a final application to Galería.
To learn more about Galería de la Raza and all its programs visit: galeriadelaraza.org
To learn more about the participating writers go to our participating artists page on this very site!
Galería de la Raza’s programs are made possible with the generous support of:
The California Arts Council, a state agency; Grants For the Arts – San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; the National Association for Latino Arts and Culture – NALAC Fund for the Arts/Nescafé Clásico; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; San Francisco Arts Commission; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The James Irvine Foundation; The San Francisco Foundation; Zellerbach Family Foundation and Galería members.