CoraZones with Mauricio Novoa

Sep 10, 2022, 2:00 pm

Join Plumas Colectiva at The Box Too for a special CoraZones with Mauricio Novoa, author of Memorias from the Beltway.

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.

*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:

Bio: Mauricio Novoa was born and raised in Glenmont, MD to Salvadoran refugees. He attended Gettysburg College, where he lived briefly after graduation. There he worked with middle and high school students in a Migrant Education after-school program, helped tutor in adult ESL classes, and volunteered at Casa de le Cultura programs. He received his Master’s degree from Queens University of Charlotte. Memorias From The Beltway is his first full-length collection of poetry. His work has also been published in The Petigru Review, Acentos Review, Blue Mesa Review, Latino Book Review, and the anthology The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States He currently lives in Austin, TX with his partner and pet tortoise, where he volunteers at Resistencia Books and the Barrio Writers program in Pflugerville. \

- ASL interpretation provided if requested. Email to make the request.
- Livestream available at @utahbookfest on Instagram
- Parking: Event is at the gateway right outside the planetarium Trax station. There is a parking garage. There are no stairs and entrances are Ada compliant.
- Seating: Standard folding chairs are used. Cushioned chairs available upon request. There is space for people with wheelchairs.
- Bathrooms: 2 Ada accessible all gender restrooms are available
- Sensory kit on-site. Ask Willy Palomo of Utah Humanities for one.
- Masks recommended
- Request any additional questions or accommodations here:

This event is a part of the Hispanic Heritage Parade and Welcoming Week SLC.

This event is made possible with support from The Box Too, Plumas Colectiva, Utah Poetry Slam, and Utah Humanities.

The Box Too

511 W 200 S STE 120
Salt Lake City , UT 84101-1343
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Event Contact:

Willy Palomo