Saturday, March 21, 2009

Nuyorican poet Sandra Maria Esteves to lead Bronx writing workshop tomorrow

Acentos Writers Workshops Welcomes Sandra Maria Esteves

Acentos is doing something special every Sunday at Hostos Community college to promote writing and poetry. Acentos is offering dynamic workshops in the Bronx for free. Acentos offers participants the opportunity to work with some of the most well respected writers of our time. Writers like Sandra Maria Esteves who has blazed trails so wide and thick it made it just a little bit easier for Acentos to exist. This coming Sunday is not a day to miss.

Sandra Maria Esteves
Poet Sandra María Esteves is a "Puerto Rican-Dominican-Boriqueña- Quisqueyana-Taino-African-American," born and raised in the Bronx.

One of the founders of the Nuyorican poetry movement, she has published six collections of poetry including Finding Your Way (2001); Contrapunto In The Open Field (1998); Undelivered Love Poems (1997); Bluestown Mockingbird Mambo (1990); Tropical Rain: A Bilingual Downpour (1984); and Yerba Buena (1981) which was selected as Best Small Press in 1981 by the Library Journal.

She has conducted literary programs at organizations including the Caribbean Cultural Center and El Museo del Barrio. Ms. Esteves was awarded as an Art Review 2001 Honoree from the Bronx Council on the Arts, and received the 1985 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry. She lives in New York City..

Acentos Writers Workshop with Sandra Maria Esteves @ Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College •
450 Grand Concourse, the Bronx
***ROOM 454***
12 pm sharp
Phone (718) 518-4444


(photo of Sandra Maria Esteves by Clarisel Gonzalez)

source: Acentos

Editor's note: Esteves' works are available at the PRSUN aStore:

Check it out. Shopping at the PRSUN aStore is a way of supporting the Puerto Rico Sun community media project.
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