The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders
in collaboration with the
Book launch and reception: Friday, October 4, 2013 at 6:00pm
Mexican Cultural Institute of New York
Galería Octavio Paz
27 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
There is no cost for this event, but RSVP is required. Space is limited.
Tickets are sold out as of 10/01/2012
Early praises for the book:
"Viva las voces! So fresh, with corazones abiertos! This inspiring collection of poems, stories, and memories by 16 writing workshop members glimmers with dreams, yearnings, the kiss of guavas, sting of limones. Read, as they write, beyond fronteras!"
C.M. Mayo, author of Miraculous Air & Sky Over El Nido
ANTHOLOGY WITH LATIN ROOTS EXPLORES UNIVERSAL HOPES, FEARS, AND THE OCCASIONAL “TINIEST OF MIRACLES”: Esperanzas Desesperadas Launches in New York City, October 4, 2013
For the past five years, every Monday, gathering workers, students, teachers—writers all—have roamed, like eager literary nomads, across the city’s boroughs to share their art...even congregating in public parks sometimes. All for the love of language, to turn dreams, desires, wishes, and “rescued memories” into lasting tributes to their cultural—and human—experiences. This group has deep roots which span Mexico, Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and even some locales as wildly exotic as New York City.
"Los Lunes has been a place for Spanish speaking writers to gather a escribir y escuchar, to build community and family. Es un espacio a lo cual people share regularly y los que no saben que por lo menos cada lunes there is a seat waiting for them.
What you hold in your hand es testamento a posibilidades realizadas, of strength and power and agency that is not always recognized but is ever present. Son pesasueños gritamurmurados, hopes shared among and with friends, promises spoken that are not always kept, heridas no todas sanas, sometimes still looking to be named. Eh aquí esperanzas desesperadas."
-Miguel Ángel Ángeles, Workshop Leader
Special thanks to Saima Agency for the PR help!
Support to Mano a Mano for Esperanzas Desesperadas is provided, in part by, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Mex-Am Cultural Foundation; and the Union Square Awards, a project of the Tides Center.
Additional in-kind support provided by Genesis Beverage Brands.
Special thanks to the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and its staff for their support.
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