2 Holy Week Workshops in New Mexico 2012

Posted by on March 30, 2012 at 7:41 pm Next week at Rancho Fina, Taos and Mesón de la Centinela in Chimayó–beautiful locations, meals included! Breathe the fresh air of northern New Mexico and walk on its sacred land during these writing workshops! Sign up NOW–WORKSHOPS ARE TUESDAY EVENING and HOLY SATURDAY.

Activist Response in Tucscon to the Dismantling of Mex-Amer Studies

Posted by on March 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm

REFORMA’s Resolution regarding TUSD February 28, 2012 REFORMA RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE STUDENTS OF THE OUTLAWED MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM IN THE TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking, an affiliate of the American Library Association, with nineteen local and regional chapters [...]

New Writers Beware & A Call to Arms to All Book Lovers

Posted by on March 11, 2012 at 4:02 am

From Bryce Milligan: Ebook sales have been a highly addictive drug to many smaller publishers. For one thing, there are no “returns.” Traditionally, profit margins for publishers are so low because books that remain on shelves too long can be returned for credit—too often in unsalable condition. No one returns an ebook. Further, ebook sales [...]

The Progressive – Sherman Alexie Speaks Out

Posted by on February 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Sherman Alexie Let’s get one thing out of the way: Mexican immigration is an oxymoron. Mexicans are indigenous. So, in a strange way, I’m pleased that the racist folks of Arizona have officially declared, in banning me alongside Urrea, Baca, and Castillo, that their anti-immigration laws are also anti-Indian. I’m also strangely pleased that [...]

Books Banned in Tucson

Posted by on January 17, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Hey kids: We interrupt our scheduled programming on the upcoming writing workshops I am offering this Easter Week in New Mexico to give an update on the political, moral and psychological decline of our neighboring state. Here is a full list of books that were effectively banned when Tucson shut down the ethnic studies program. [...]

Attention American PEN members

Posted by on January 11, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Great news: there’s still time to submit a letter of nomination for PEN’s awards. Our awards program—the most comprehensive in the country—will present 20 awards in 2012, and one of the many benefits of PEN Membership is the ability to submit letters of recommendation on behalf of your colleagues. Help honor a writer whose contributions [...]


Posted by on January 2, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Hoy Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe

Posted by on December 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Que los bendiga a todos.

Ana Castillo in Santa Fe, Nov 9, 10 and 11. Join me!

Posted by on October 22, 2011 at 6:15 pm

NNMC flier

Call for work from Acentos Bronx Poetry Showcase

Posted by on September 17, 2011 at 2:44 am

Acentos is a community-based organization fostering audiences for Latino/a literature through the discussion, promotion, teaching, performance, and publication of work by Latino and Latina writers. In our various incarnations, we have been a reading series, an online journal, and a poetry workshop. This book will document the history of the organization and showcase the depth [...]