Calendar of Events: May 2015

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Resistencia Bookstore, Casa de Red Salmon Arts    

Calendar of Events May 2015

7:00-10:00 PM Friday, 15 May 2015

“We will not remain silent while this nation murders black people. We have a right to be angry.”

Café Libro Open-Mike Presents the Second #BlackPoetsSpeakOut in Austin

Black poets and allies are invited to read a poem by a black poet in response to police violence and be recorded for the BPSO website: www.blackpoetsspeakout.org

A panel on art and activism will immediately follow the reading. Panelists include:

Amanda Johnston – Black Poets Speak Out
Florinda Bryant – Creative Action
Lilia RosasResistencia Bookstore / Red Salmon Arts
LaKiza Fowler – Sister Seeking Justice / The People’s Task Force

Email Amanda at amejohnston@gmail.com if you would like to read or have questions.

1:00-2:00 PM Saturday, 16 May 2015

Writing the Flash Graphic Memoir

In this brief workshop, Jane Hawley will discuss the flash graphic memoir and host a creative space in which participants will begin designing and writing their own short graphic narratives.

Bring your notebooks, pens, laptops, or phones–anything you feel most comfortable with recording your own ideas. Participants of all skill levels and interests are welcome. No drawing or design skills are necessary.

Sponsored by Red Salmon Arts

These projects are supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.