Friday, October 14, 2011

Oct 16: YAhora

Sunday, October 16th at 1pm

El Grafógrafo, Pasaje Rodríguez
between Calle 3 y 4, al lado / next to Caliente Casino
Tijuana, Baja California

YAhora invites you to traverse the border, ignore the border, contemplate the border, read poetry to the border, perform or de-perform the border, and enjoy the mixing of cultures, languages and experiences that the Tijuana-San Diego Metropolitan Zone invites.

Co-curated/uncurated by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker and co-sponsored by the bookstore and café El Grafógrafo and cog·nate binational arts collective, YAhora will take place one day after the &Now festival in San Diego ends. YAhora is an opportunity for writers who have come to &Now from all over the U.S. and beyond and fellow writers in Tijuana to connect, to converse, and to learn about each other’s works and worlds.

Scheduled Readers:
Emily Anderson
Luis Angulo
Abraham Ávila
Tantra Bensko
David Buuck
Amaranta Caballero
Elizabeth Chaney
Ching-In Chen
Jhonnatan Curiel
Vincent Dachy
Miriam Garcia
Corinne Goria
Ian Hatcher
Jen Hofer
Janice Lee
Jennifer Karmin
Courtney Kilian
Lorena Mancilla
Karen Marquez Saucedo
Bruna Mori
Lauren Norton
John Pluecker
Lin Robinson
Amy Sanchez
Isaac Sereno
Laura Vena
Judith Victoria
Frankie Voeltz
Christine Wertheim

The reading will be held in the Pasaje Rodríguez in Downtown Tijuana. The Pasaje is one of many alleyways in Tijuana's central area that were previously dedicated to the sale of tourist souvenirs and Mexican curios to visitors. However, over the last ten years, beginning after 9/11 and continuing with the violence associated with the so-called "War on Drugs," the number of tourists in Tijuana has declined dramatically. Pasaje Rodríguez is one of a number of local spaces that have been reclaimed by artists, writers and culture-makers for public art, gallery spaces, cafés, bookstores, thrift shops and more.

More info here.

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