Tia Chucha Press - Salt Lake City

Oct 29, 2022, 2:00 pm


Tia Chucha Press

Book Title

The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States


Salt Lake City

Wasatch Front Region


Under the Umbrella
511 W 200 S STE 120
Salt Lake City , UT 84101-1343
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CoraZones is a reading and writing cipher for the Utah Poetry Slam community. Corazón means heart in Spanish. CoraZones fosters a warm, inclusive space for community members to exercise and strengthen their creativity.

Willy Palomo will be the host for 10.29.2022. The theme for this CoraZones will be poetry about fathers.

Willy Palomo (he/they/she) is the son of two immigrants from El Salvador. In 2018, he graduated with an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and an MFA in Poetry from Indiana University. He has taught literature, creative writing, and the Poetics of Rap in universities, juvenile detention centers, community centers, and high schools. He has performed his poetry nationally and internationally at the National Poetry Slam, CUPSI, and V Festival Internacional de Poesía Amada Libertad in El Salvador. He is a founding member of Plumas Colectiva, a literary and art collective of Latinx creators in the 801.

*Please come prepared with a method of writing, be it a notepad and writing utensil, laptop, cellphone or whatever.*

CoraZones will start at 2pm at Under the Umbrella Bookstore. Each session will begin with a brief introduction, including chosen pronouns, and an emotional health check-in of participants to gauge the energy people are bringing into the room. After the check-in, the host will lead a reading exercise and discussion to teach a literary technique. After the conversation, participants will have time to generate new writing. Time will be provided at the end of the hour for participants to share their newly created work, as well as share poems they are seeking feedback on.

Read the rules of engagement here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WWXNgoB42uu7HtWUOBqctwVuah0OGfVSvaLlHNFsQ1w/edit?usp=sharing

- ASL interpretation by request. Email palomo@utahhumanities.org.
- Livestream unavailable.
- Parking: Right next to Old Greek Town Trax stop. Parking available in the driveway immediately south of the store. There are two disabled parking spots next to the south door. There is more parking is you keep following the driveway.
- Seating: Folding chairs. Space for people with wheelchairs is available.
- Bathrooms: Single stall bathroom available.
- On-site sensory kit available. Ask for Sara Gonzales or Willy Palomo
- Masks required.
- Request any additional questions or accommodations here: https://forms.gle/uV8MABJVvh9bE42F8

This program is made possible with support from Utah Poetry Slam, Plumas Colectiva, Under the Umbrella, and Utah Humanities.