Writing Workshop and Reading with Olivia Romo

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop 12:30 – 1:30 pm: Community Reading Please join Olivia Romo for an ekphrastic poetry workshop and community reading that will breathe new life and interpretations into the works of art at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This workshop will guide writers on their own journey of home, exploring the joyful, sorrowful, and painful histories of past and present New Mexico. We will approach the page like a canvas and reimagine our unique histories and personal stories by interpreting works (more…)

Poetry Reading and Reception with Olivia Romo

6:30 – 8:00 pm Join us at the Center for a reading and reception featuring New Mexico poet Olivia Romo! Olivia Romo is a farmer, poet, and water rights activist from Taos. She earned her duel Bachelor’s degrees in English and Chicano/a Studies from the University of New Mexico in 2015. Olivia is also a recognized spoken word artist and storyteller. In 2011, she was titled the New Mexico State Slam Poetry Champion. She was also nominated as a “Remarkable Woman of Taos” and “A Woman to (more…)

Día de Familia: Tierra Hermosa

11:00 am–3:00 pm 3:00 to 4:30 pm: Screening of Boy & The World (Brazil, 2013) Celebrate Earth Day at the NHCC with art activities, music, film, and poetry for all! Take a stroll along the Bosque and honor our beautiful earth through the arts. Guests will explore bats with RD Wildlife and native seeds with the U.S. Forest Service. Everyone is encouraged to bring their bike for minor repairs! Story Riders will host a bike clinic. Express your love of the earth through poetry and take a (more…)

Oralidad Festival: Andrea Cote Botero

6:00 pm Colombian poet Andrea Cote Botero will read a selection of conversational poems from her books Puerto Calcinado and En las praderas del fin del mundo and will discuss with the public the role of the listener in the construction of a poetics of ruin in contemporary subjectivity. Instituto Cervantes, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center present the second edition of the Oralidad Festival. Oralidad is born with two essential purposes: to promote the oral tradition of storytelling and to establish a collaboration between (more…)

Oralidad Festival: Enrique Lamadrid & Susana Rivera

4:00 pm Authors and University of New Mexico professors Dr. Enrique Lamadrid and Dr. Susana Rivera present the latest collection of poems by E.A. “Tony” Mares: Reflections through the Convex Mirror of Time: Poems in Remembrance of the Spanish Civil War. They will be joined at the event by the four poets who wrote the back cover texts for this volume: Levi Romero, Demetria Martinez, Gary Brower, and Michael Thomas. Instituto Cervantes, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center present the second edition of the Oralidad Festival. (more…)

Oralidad Festival: Opening ceremony & Inaugural Talk featuring Enrique Lamadrid and Demetria Martínez

5:00 pm Inauguration. Opening ceremony with the presence of the director of Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque, Silvia Grijalba, and the Consul of Spain in Texas and New Mexico, Mrs. Julia Olmo. 5:05 pm Enrique Lamadrid and Demetria Martínez kick off the 20222 Oralidad Festival by leading a discussion titled “‘The Voice of My Conscience:’ Life, Times, and Talents of Luis S. Martínez (1898-1986): memories of a poet of the people and the rescue of his work.” In this presentation, social activist, poet, journalist, and novelist Demetria Martínez joins (more…)

What Is It, Then, Between Us? Poetry & Democracy

A reading by visiting poet Natalie Scenters-Zapico and Albuquerque Poet Laureate Michelle Otero 5:00 pm bosque walk with the poets, starting at NW corner of NHCC parking lot 6:30 pm poetry reading, Salon Ortega A partnership between the NHCC, Letras Latinas (Notre Dame) and the Academy of American Poets Poetry Coalition, this reading and book signing links poetry with the concept of democracy and features Natalie Scenters-Zapico and Albuquerque Poet Laureate Michelle Otero. “What is it then, between us” is a quote from Walt Whitman— the father (more…)

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