La Bloga, underground

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So apparently Facebook has something against one of the most established and important Chicano, Xicana & Latinx blogs on the internet and will not let it be shared via FB. Beyond the ridiculousness (is that a word?) of the ban, it is a huge loss for Latinx lit — many of us have discovered great poetry and fiction through Em Sedano’s reviews and Rudy Ch. Garcia’s lists; we’ve delighted in Melinda Palacio’s poetry and life posts, and let SFF writer Ernest Hogan take us on the wild ride of his Chicanonautica. Not being able to share La Bloga, in part or in whole with friends and colleagues, on Facebook is a very real loss.

So, until Facebook changes its wrongheaded ban, I’ll be linking many of La Bloga’s posts here, and posting this to my Facebook page — a kind of underground La Bloga until the venerable site can emerge from the shadows …

This week in La Bloga: La Bloga Flor y Canto: Despedida y Celebración Con Musica, Poesía, and Fabulous Comida

¡Unidos en la lucha!

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Upcoming events

I will be doing a reading from my novel INK for the Westchester chapter of 100 Hispanic women:

Thursday, October 15 a special Evening of Literature by Latinas with three extraordinary women and distinguished authors:

SABRINA VOURVOULIAS
Ink, named Latinidad’s Best Books 2012
LESLEY TELLEZ
“Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City’s Streets, Markets and Fondas”
MARIA APONTE
“Transitions of a Nuyorican Cinderella”
    
Time:  6pm – 9pm
Location:  The College of New Rochelle
Maura Ballroom
29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY
The authors will discuss their literary careers and new books.
Book signing and book sales will be available after the event.
Advance ticket purchase is required and seating is limited.
Admission includes light food and refreshments
$30 for general public