Tertulia de la Palabra Writers Present at Ethnic Studies Library

The Ethnic Studies Library continues its series of events featuring the work of Chicano and Latino writers, Tertulia de la Palabra, on March 3rd in the Multicultural Community Center. The event will feature authors, Viola Canales and Stephen D. Gutierrez. The tertulia gives writers and community a chance to exchange ideas and viewpoints.

Viola Canales teaches a course, Writing Workshop: Law and Creativity, in the Stanford University Law School. Her work includes a children’s novel in English and Spanish, The Tequila Worm (Random House, 2005) and El Gusano de Tequila (KingCake Press, 2012), as well as a bilingual book of poems, The Little Devil & The Rose / El Diabilito y La Rosa, (Arte Publico 2014) based on the traditional Mexican game, la loteria.

Stephen D. Gutierrez is a professor of English at California State University East Bay. His latest book, The Mexican Man in His Backyard, completes a trilogy composed of autobiographical and varied short stories and personal essays. The previous two books Elements and Live from Fresno y Los won the Nilon Award from Fiction Collective II and an American Book Award, respectively.

Date: March 3, 2015

Time: 6-8pm

Place: Multicultural Community Center on the UC Berkeley Campus