Cafecito y Libros: Support Maya Chincilla’s Medical Fund


4:00-7:00ish PM, Saturday, 7 November 2015

Buena Gente/Good Folk:

Maya suffered an accident last week and is in recovery and unable to travel.

May the ancestors guide her as she heals. And, we, here, at Red Salmon Arts and Resistencia Bookstore send her lots of love and light.

We are also asking folks to honor this event in lieu of her absence in several ways: 1) Buy Maya’s book and a portion will go to support her growing medical bills. 2) Take a photo with her book at Resistencia Bookstore so we can post it on Instagram and  her well wishes. 3) Sign the a get well card so Maya knows that Austin/Tejas folk support, miss her, would like to meet her, and send her lots of love—revolutionary, POC, and queer love.

About Maya Chincilla:
Maya Chinchilla is a Guatemalan, Bay Area-based writer, video artist, educator and author of “The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poética.” Maya received her MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College and her undergraduate degree from University of California, Santa Cruz, where she also founded and co-edited the annual publication, La Revista. Maya writes and performs poetry that explores themes of historical memory, heartbreak, tenderness, sexuality, and alternative futures. Her work —sassy, witty, performative, and self-aware— draws on a tradition of truth-telling and poking fun at the wounds we carry.

Her work has been published in anthologies and journals including: Mujeres de Maíz, Sinister Wisdom, Americas y Latinas: A Stanford Journal of Latin American Studies, Cipactli Journal, and The Lunada Literary Anthology. Maya is a founding member of the performance group Las Manas, a former artist-in-residence at Galería de La Raza in San Francisco, CA, and La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley, CA, and is a VONA Voices, Dos Brujas and Letras Latinas workshop alum. She is the co-editor of “Desde El Epicentro: An anthology of Central American Poetry and Art” and is a lecturer at San Francisco State University, UC Davis and other bay area universities.

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