Living Room Floricanto: liz gonzález Dancing In the Santa Ana Winds

by Michael Sedano
From: La Bloga

lrmvsliz_gonzales_at_casa_sedanoxcuLiving room floricantos fill a home with gente and arte for a few memorable hours, the perfect way to celebrate friends, community, culture, a whole lot of good things. For liz gonzález, Saturday afternoon celebrated the publication of her recent collection, Dancing in the Santa Ana Winds: Poems y Cuentos  New and Selected.

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For writer liz gonzález, a Taco Best Describes her Creative Self

by Palacio Podcast

Liz-Gonzalez-feature-2Long Beach-based writer liz gonzález has a simple and surprising answer when you ask her to describe her creative self. “Taco.” It took me a second to absorb her answer. “Taco?” I asked.

“The taco with, of course, my culture Mexican…and it would be a vegetarian taco with pinto beans de la olla…and then with some other things that aren’t considered Mexican.”

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Publishing News From The L.A. Literary Community

by Brian Dunlap

originalLast weekend, Erika Ayón held the release party for her debut poetry collection Orange Lady (World Stage Press). The collection recounts her experience as an immigrant growing up in South Central Los Angeles, where her family sold oranges on the street in order to survive.

“I have published my first book! I still can’t believe it,” she posted to Facebook after the event. “Thank you everyone for all the love and support you showed me yesterday at the Orange Lady Book Release. I am just filled with so much gratitude for all of you that were able to attend, and those that were there in spirit. It was such a magical and special evening.”

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