Tintero Projects/Proyectos Tintero presents a reading by Raina J. León and Malcolm Friend. For more information click here.
Raina J. León, Macondo fellow, Cave Canem graduate fellow (2006), CantoMundo fellow, and member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, has been published in numerous journals as a writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Her work has been published in three collections of poetry: Canticle of Idols, Boogeyman, Dawn, and sombra: (dis)locate. She is founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online quarterly international journal devoted to the promotion and publication of LatinX arts and an associate professor of education at Saint Mary’s College of California. Her chapbook, no refuge so twine red, will be published through Nomadic Press in Fall 2016.
Malcolm Friend is a poet and CantoMundo fellow originally from the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle Washington. He received his BA from Vanderbilt University where he was the 2014 recipient of the Merrill Moore Prize for Poetry, and is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a 2014 recipient of a Talbot International Award for writing. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including La Respuesta magazine, the Fjords Review’s Black American Edition, Alicante’s Información, Word Riot, The Acentos Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, and Pretty Owl Poetry.
The event is in conjunction with another Tintero Projects reading. Poets Denice Frohman and Yesenia Montilla will showcase their talent on Thursday, July 21st at Casa Ramirez Folk Art Gallery – 241 W. 19th St., located in the Heights. The event held at Inprint and at Casa Ramirez Folk Art Gallery are free and open to the public.
Tintero Projects/Proyectos Tintero aims to promote writing and reading opportunities for emerging LatinX poets and writers in the Houston-Galveston/Gulf Coast Region. Originally “Tintero Readings,” the goal is to reestablish a nurturing aspect to the ever growing Latino writing community, with Houston as its main hub. Tintero Projects is the emerging writer’s arm of Nuestra Palabra Latino Writers Having Their Say, focusing on creating workshop and open mic opportunities in Spanish, English, Spanglish, Indigenous Languages, and Portuguese and helping to create a network of LatinX Community based writers.