Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Busy Schedule and Hear Me Read at These Events

For the first time in many years, I find myself professionally over booked.  This is good in the sense that my writing career is getting lots of attention.  But, it’s not good that I have to turn down events that I would really like to participate in.  Between mothering, teaching, writing, blogging, reading events, corporate events, family nature club, first communion preparation, dance lessons for the girls, helping with homework, housework, cooking, wiving, and daughtering, things have gotten very busy for me this fall.  

Unfortunately, I have already had to turn down a request to read, participate in a panel, and co-conduct a workshop for the Flor de Nopal Literary Festival in San Antonio.  And, I had to say no when asked to participate in an alumni career path presentation for my alma mater, Rice University.  Very disappointing, but hopefully I’ll be asked back to these events next year, when my current reading events and first communion preparation won’t be taking up space on the calendar.  And, we’ve had to turn down invites to several family events sponsored by my Catholic moms group.  Hopefully, we’ll get to visit with those families soon.  

Anyway, I hope you have time in your busy schedule to attend one of the two readings I will participate in during the next month.  I’ll paste the info below, straight from the on-line announcements.  You can find more information about these and my other events at the links below and on the Upcoming Events page.  Read about my virtual experience at the first event below here.
Friday, October 14  8:30pm - 10:30pm EST

Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum Distance Learning Center

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Time is based on EST zone. 8:30 EST.

Smithsonian LVM in collaboration with Mouthfeel Press presents a virtual poetry reading featuring:

Laura Cesarco Eglin (Llamar al agua por su nombre)
Elisa A. Garza (Fronteras)
Nancy Lorenza Green (Crucified River)
Katherine Hoerth (Among the Mariposas)
ire'ne lara silva (furia)
Cassandra Love (Swagger is a Woman)
Amalio Madueño (Cuyamungue)
Juan Manuel Portillo (passwords_)

with special presentation by Daniel Chacón, (Unending Rooms, Chicano Chicanery).

The stage will be open to writers of all genres after the presentation.

To participate, please go to

You will need an avatar and headset/microphone. For more information, contact: (202) 633-1240, or Maria Miranda Maloney at (915) 261-8502.

Visit, for author information.

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011
HPL Express Discovery Green 1500 McKinney, R2, Houston, Texas 77010
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Featured Poets: Sam Amadon, Robin Davidson, Elisa A. Garza, Dave Parsons
Special Guest: Don Sanders
Also, see the schedule for information on this month’s public poetry event on Saturday, October 1.

Breaking News: Public Poetry just won the 2011 Best Reading Series Award from The Houston Press.  See the announcement here and read about other Best awards won by performers for the series at Public Poetry's Blog.

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