Oct 21, 2019, 7:00 pm
Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front Region
VenueGlendale Branch - Salt Lake City Public Library
1375 S Concord St
Salt Lake City , UT 84104-2925
The Glendale Library is please to welcome poets Diana Delgado and Leticia Hernández-Linares. After the reading, there will be a Q&A discussion moderated by youth poet Chelsea Guevara.
Set in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley, Diana Marie Delgado’s debut poetry collection follows the coming-of-age of a young Mexican-American woman trying to make sense of who she is amidst a family and community weighted by violence and addiction. With bracing vulnerability, the collection chronicles the effects of her father’s addiction and her brother’s incarceration, asking the reader to consider reclamation and the power of the self.
Leticia Hernández-Linares is an educator, interdisciplinary artist, and author of the poetry collection Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl (Tía Chucha Press, 2015). She is also the co-editor of The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States. Widely published, her work appears in collections and journals such as Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA, Street Art San Francisco, This Bridge We Call Home, Huizache, and Pilgrimage. A 2017 San Francisco Library Laureate, she is the recipient of four San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist grants, and has received support from the Creative Work Fund and the Zellerbach Family Foundation. A long time community worker and Mission resident, she teaches in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. Visit her: joinleticia.com
This event is made possible with support from Glendale Library and Utah Humanities.