An Evening with Juan Felipe Herrera
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Free | 7:00PM
Gemini Ink presents their Autograph Series in partnership with Arts SA, featuring the nation’s first Chicano Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera at the historic Guadalupe Theater.
Herrera was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States of America in 2015. Herrera’s experiences as the child of migrant farmers have strongly shaped his work. Herrera is a poet, performance artist, writer, cartoonist, teacher and activist on behalf of migrant and indigenous communities and at-risk youth.
Influenced by poet Allen Ginsberg, Herrera’s poetry brims with simultaneity and exuberance, and often takes shape in mural-like, rather than narrative, frames.
6:30 – 7:30 doors open, giving suite open for Big Give – For all three organizations participating GCAC, Gemini Ink, Arts SA
7:30 – 8:45 reading by Juan Felipe Herrera
9:00 – 10:00 performance by Conjunto Aztlan
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