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A Selection of Latinx off-site AWP Seattle Events

We hope you'll join us at our event with Ecotheo!

Friday, March 10, 2023 from 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm

In collaboration with Ecotheo, Letras Latinas the literary initiative at the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame, is honored to present a liturgically-inflected poetry reading in celebration of the Lorca Latinx Prize, featuring 2022 Lorca Prizewinner heidi andrea restrepo rhodes and Guest Judge Carmen Giménez.

Location: The Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122


Friday, March 10, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Macondo Off Site at AWP Seattle

A reading by Macondistas at the conference. Held in a beautiful art gallery with proprietor and host Enmanuel Arjona, four Macondistas will share their work with us. This event is walking distance from the Convention Center, and one block from the Seattle Public Library. The gallery is in the façade of the Fifth Avenue Theatre.

Location: Anxestral Gallery, 1302 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101


We recommend attending an event with Lorna Dee Cervantes, Adela Najarro, or Brenda Cardenas. Here's where you can hear them read:

Thursday, March 9 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sunset Reading

Location: Say hi to the readers at the conference and ask for the address.


Thursday, March 9 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Huizache Showcase of Central American Writers at Casa Latina

Huizache Magazine and Casa Latina present a showcase of Central American writers, including Claudia Castro Luna, Cynthia Guardado, Francisco Aragón (Letras Latinas Director), Adela Najarro, and Huizache poetry editor León Salvatierra.

Location: Casa Latina, 317 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144


Thursday, March 9 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Margin Shift Presents: A Night of Poetry and Ritual

Poetry and writing deriving from, responding to, or inspired by non-mainstream spiritual practices. Featuring performances by: Jen Currin, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Cara Diaconoff, Jared Daniel Fagen, Knox Gardner, Sarah Mangold, Emily J. Mundy, Lorsarc Raal, Janaka Stucky, Jenn Zhart, (and potentially more to be announced). This is an alcohol and meat free venue, so please be respectful.

Location:Seattle Theosophical Library, 717 Broadway E (Capitol Hill), Seattle, WA 98102


Friday, March 10, 2023 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm Chicanx/Latinx Poets in the Northwest, an Ensalada

Chicanx/Latinx poets attending a major conference in Seattle will read their poetry for the Seattle community at Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Hosted by Professor Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Modern Languages, Women and Gender Studies. Please join the following nationally renowned poets: Matt Sedillo, Carmen Tafolla, Angelina Sáenz, Jen Yáñez-Alaniz, Paul Nelson, Angela C. Trudell Vasquez, Jim and Catalina Cantú, Adela Najarro, Vicky Bañales, Raúl Sánchez, Maiah Merino, Violeta Orozco, John Martínez, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Arnoldo Colibri, Carlos Sibaja, and Edward Vidaurre.

Location: Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium, 901 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122


Friday, March 10 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Red Hen Press Omnibus Celebration

Join Red Hen Press authors from our Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 seasons for a reading celebration! Come for the readings, stay for the food! Limited number of drink tickets available, plus free food for the early birds!

Location: Rhein Haus Seattle, 912 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122


Saturday, March 11 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Raul Salinas Presente! A Vers[o]frenda to a 91-Year Legacy of Liberation Poetics

Beloved and renowned XicanIndio poet, prisoner/indigenous/human rights activist, and founder of Resistencia Books/Casa de Red Salmon Press in Austin, TX who who transitioned in 2008, Raul Salinas was born March 17, 1932. He began his post-carcerial, transformational journey in 1973 at Seattle's then newly opened El Centro de La Raza. During an illustrious and inspiring life, he mentored hundreds, among them Lorna Dee Cervantes, Abel Salas, John Martinez, Raul Sanchez, and many others, who will gather at the historic former grade school to honor his life and legacy with cafecito and pan dulce. Join us!

Location: 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144


Descriptions of events were pulled from the AWP Off-site schedule. To view all off-site AWP Seattle events & descriptions visit their website.


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