SPEAK UP! LEGENDARY VOICES
This final Spring installment of our popular Latino spoken word series showcases Roberto F. Santiago, Maria Rodríguez-Morales and legendary Luzma Umpierre along with the one-and-only Tato Laviera from the new anthology, Me No Habla With Acento. The evening marks the official book release for this daring anthology edited by Emanuel Xavier and published by El Museo del Barrio in collaboration with Rebel Satori Press. Featured contributors from past presentations of SPEAK UP include John "Chance" Acevedo, Lisa Alvarado, Chris "Chilo" Cajigas, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs, A. B. Lugo, Sheila Maldonado, Myrna Nieves, Erik "Wordz" Maldonado, and "Simply" Rob Vassilarakis.
Be among the first to hear these works directly from the poets, as they share selections from the book throughout the evening. Contributors will be present for a book signing immediately following the show.
SPEAK UP!: Radical Views on the Mic
7:00am - 9:00pm, El Café
A night full of soul and moving words, Speak Up! features an exciting line-up curated and hosted by award-winning poet Emanuel Xavier, editor of the anthology Me No Habla With Acento (El Museo del Barrio/Rebel Satori Press, 2011).