Plumas Colectiva - West Valley City


Oct 17, 2022, 7:00 pm

Author

Plumas Colectiva

Book Title

Elegies

City

West Valley City

Wasatch Front Region

Venue

Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W 3100 S
West Valley City , UT 84119-3007
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Description

Join Plumas Colectiva for a poetry and art workshop dedicated to our antepasados.

Willy Palomo will lead a workshop on writing elegies for our loved ones.

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. In 2017, he received the City of Bloomington Latino Leadership Award and the MLK Building Bridges Graduate Student Award for his work serving undocumented communities in Indiana. 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. His creative writing have been featured in Best New Poets 2018, Latino Rebels, Antologia de Posguerra, The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States, and more. He is a founding member of Plumas Colectiva, a literary and art collective of Latinx creators in the 801. He is the director of the Utah Humanities Book Festival.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:
- ASL interpretation provided if requested. Email palomo@utahhumanities.org to make the request.
- No livestream will be made available
- On-site sensory kit avaliable
- Masks recommended
- Request any additional questions or accommodations here: https://forms.gle/uV8MABJVvh9bE42F8

This event is made possible with support from Plumas Colectiva, West Valley Arts, and the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.

Genre

Poetry

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