Testimonios + Witness Writing as Social Action Workshop with jo reyes-boitel

3:00-6:00 PM, Saturday 6 April 2024

Pay What You Can

Suggested $40 or pay what you can

Proceeds benefit Red Salmon Arts

Followed by a closing reading by participants and the author at 5:30pm. Community Is Welcome!

About the author

jo reyes-boitel is a poet, playwright, and scholar. jo is also a queer, mixed-Latinx parent working in community. Somehow born in Minnesota, their family calls Texas, Florida, Mexico, and Cuba home.

Recent and forthcoming publications include Huizache Magazine, OyeDrum Magazine, Scalawag Journal, The Ice Colony, Windward Review, Chachalaca Review, The Americas Review, and Your Impossible Voice.

Book publications include jo’s chapbook mouth (Neon Hemlock, 2021), which addresses the struggle of working through others’ views and dominant culture’s impact on the body and the self – from domestic violence on to personal liberation. Their first book, Michael + Josephine, a novel in verse (FlowerSong Press, 2019), reimagines St. Michael the Archangel as a queer woman who begins a love relationship with Josephine, a disaster relief worker. the matchstick litanies, their forthcoming book through Next Page Press, follows the author’s upbringing. Out November 1, pre-sales are happening now.

FMI: https://joreyesboitel.com/

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/testimonios-witness-writing-as-social-action-workshop-w-jo-reyes-boitel-tickets-861258496347

Red Salmon Arts is a 501(c)3 grassroots cultural arts organization, with a thirty-year history of working with the indigenous neighborhoods of Austin. RSA is dedicated to the development of emerging writers and the promotion of Chicanx/@/Latinx/@/Native American literature, providing outlets and mechanisms for cultural exchange, and sharing in the retrieval of a people’s cultural heritage with a commitment to social justice.

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.