Twenty-five queer writers, poets and playwrights will gather at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center on Friday, March 6 for “AWP2020 Queer Voices: Nuestra Voz, Nuestro Cuerpo, Nuestro Tiempo—Our Voices, Our Bodies, Our Time.”
AWP is an acronym for Association of Writers & Writing Programs.
AWP’s mission is to foster “literary achievement, advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serving the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing.” The group also provides advocacy and resources to writers and university writing programs, and holds regular conferences.
Twenty-five queer participants will offer readings of their work. They include Adelina Anthony (Video), Kay Ulanday Barrett, jo reyes-boitel, Tori Cárdenas, Edyka Chilomé, Maya Chinchilla, D’Lo (Video), Anel I. Flores, C.E. Gatchalian, Six Gawd, Charles Rice-González, Virginia Grise, Raquel Gutiérrez, Kate Carroll de Gutes, Saúl Hernández, Gume Laurel III, Pablo Miguel Martinez, Miguel Morales, Niecee X, Kai Raimy, S. Rodriguez, Irene Lara Silva, Carla Trujillo, Jesús I. Valles, and Anna Ortiz Varela.
The event is being presented by the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, Pride Center San Antonio, AWP LGBTQ Caucus, Miguel M. Morales, Maya Chinchilla, Anel I. Flores Studio, Roy G. Guzman and Raspa Magazine.
AWP2020: Queer Voices: Nuestra Voz, Nuestro Cuerpo, Nuestro Tiempo—Our Voices, Our Bodies, Our Time on March 6 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave.