Tuesday, December 04, 2007

In the Mailbox


December 7-8th I'll be at Amherst College for the 10 year Anniversary of Voices for the Voiceless, one of the largest diaspora poetry events in the Western MA area.

I founded the poetry concert 10 years ago when I was still a student at Umass to focus attention on the work of Diaspora Poets. This year we are honoring Fay Chiang with a Louis Reyes Rivera lifetime achievement award.

All are welcome to come to this free event. If you get there early, around 5:45 p.m. to get a seat, you can even eat for free.The event is usually standing room only so please, please, get there early. Poets will be selling and signing books, CD's and more.

Here is the info:

Voices for the Voiceless
Ten Year Anniversary

December 7 & 8th, 2007

Discussion on the 7th (Location to be announced)
Poetry Concert on the 8th (Locations: Friedman Campus Center Front Room)

Amherst College - Amherst, MA
Campus Center Front Room
5:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Free Event
Free Mexican Food Buffet

Poets Performing:
Bao Phi
Taalam Acey
Louis Reyes Rivera
Shaggy Flores
Tony Medina
Fay Chiang

Friday December 7th: Roundtable discussion at 7:00 pm with Voices Poets

Saturday December 8th: Poetry Concert and Book Signing

Hope to see some of you there!


Shaggy Flores
http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Shaggy_Flores
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