Monday, February 11, 2008

Julia


Julia
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Photo of Julia de Burgos mural on 106 Street in El Barrio by artist Manny Vega

Poetry

Words Of Love - Poetry Of Julia De Burgos With Carmen de Lucca
Tuesday, February 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues, El Barrio, NYC

In the spirit of Valentine's Day and to honor East Harlem's renowned Puerto Rican poet, Julia de Burgos, on the 93rd anniversary of her birth, The Central Park Conservancy and El Museo del Barrio present an evening of poetry featuring Puerto Rican poet Carmen de Lucca who will read from De Burgos work. Before the performance local poet and community advocate, Marina Ortiz, will introduce Julia de Burgos' life to the audience. After the performance, the audience is encouraged to participate in an open mic session sharing their favorite poems. The program will be hosted at The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. Admission: Free. For advance registration e-mail public_programs@elmuseo.org.
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