Saturday, November 23, 2013 @ 7:30pm until 10:30pm
For more than two years, Pasta, Poetry and Vino has been gathering local poets, writers, artists, musicians, and patrons over dinner in various Valley locations to celebrate the arts and local charities. PPV has also featured many noted creatives from outside the region.
In that time, many of our featured poets, writers, artists, and musicians have had local, regional, national and international publications, performances and shows. The artistic stature of the Valley is growing, and PPV has been a part of that growth.
Creativity is born of community, and PPV has been, and continues to be, an essential catalyst for our Valley’s thriving creative community.
With that said, we have the pleasure of introducing our featured poet for November: Laurie Ann Guerrero.
Born and raised in the Southside of San Antonio, Laurie Ann Guerrero received the Academy of American Poets Prize, among others, at Smith College. Winner of the 2012 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, her first full-length collection, A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, selected by Francisco X. Alarcon, was released by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2013. Guerrero’s poetry and critical work have appeared in Huizache, Texas Monthly, Acentos Review, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Palo Alto Review, Global City Review, Texas Observer, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, Feminist Studies and others. Guerrero holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature from Smith College and an MFA from Drew University. Guerrero’s chapbook, Babies Under the Skin (2008), won the Panhandler Publishing Award, chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye. A CantoMundo fellow and member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop, Guerrero has served on the faculty at University of the Incarnate Word, University of Texas-El Paso, Palo Alto College, and Gemini Ink, a community-centered literary arts organization in San Antonio.
Location to be determined soon.