516 WORDS: Denise Chavez, Demetria Martinez, Mari Simbaña & Margaret Randall

4 poets

Friday, March 30, 7:30pm

At Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale Blvd. SE, Albuquerque 

516 WORDS, a literary arts series in conjunction with the themes of 516 ARTS’ exhibitions, features a reading with Demetria Martinez, Denise Chávez, and Mari Simbaña, emceed by Margaret Randall. Martinez, an author, activist, and journalist, is the author of Mother Tongue, which is about her trial for conspiracy against the U.S. government for allegedly smuggling Salvadoran refugees into the country. Chávez, a performance writer, novelist, playwright, teacher and cultural activist, is the winner of The American Book Award, among others. Simba, born in Equador, writes about native communities and migration. Randall, journalist, poet, and activist, is the author of many award-winning books and will share from her new work about the border. Our community partner for this reading is Encuentro, serving Latino immigrant families. 516 WORDS is organized by Don McIver and made possible in part by Beyond Poetry, LLC. This event honors Margarita Salazar de Kavanaugh y Anna K. Sandoval.

Image: Denise Chávez, Demetria Martinez, Mari Simbaña and Margaret Randall