PRESS RELEASE
January 17, 2018
Contact:
Tony Diaz
Tony@NuestraPalabra.org
(713) 867-8943

www.NuestraPalabra.org
Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say Begins Its 
20th Season!


 We are Bringing Back Our Live Monthly Live Showcase

Every Last Wed. Of the Month

Wed. Jan 31, 2018
Free. 7p-9p
TBH 333 S. Jensen
Houston, TX 77003
(Click for Facebook Invite)
January Line Up 

Focus on Education
* Sineria Ordóñez, Interim Executive Director at Houston Hispanic Forum

* Award-winning writer and professor Daniel Peña reads an excerpt from his new novel BANG.

* NP Alum and Librotraficante Co-founder Laura Torres shares an homage to the late education icon John Britt, Lee College, Baytown, Texas.

* Sol Creative Media founder Sol Macias, editor of the anthology Latinas Rising, shares some of her new poetry.

* Educator and writer Matt Rosas, author of The Legend of Mariquita and Other Short Stories, will share some of his new work.

* Hosted by NP founder writer, activist, and professor Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, www.TonyDiaz.net.

* And you!  Open mic to follow. 

Folks still have time to sign up for the open mic by emailing: Tony@Librotraficante.com. Or sign up that night. Space is limited. Presenters may be invited to share their work on the NP Radio Show which airs Tuesdays 6p-7p on 90.1 FM KPFT.

We've expanded the showcase to include not just poets, writers, & playwrights, but also scholars, professors, community leaders, & elected officials to provide even more voices in English, Spanish, & Spanglish.
The Latino Agenda:

Surveying the Community
We are also adding the Latino Agenda. As the activists, writers, thinkers, educators, professionals and the intellectuals of the Latino community, we can't let others dictate our future or define who we are. On that note, every month we will conduct the Latino Agenda Survey at each showcase. This survey will assess which issues are the most important to our community and measure their views.
Civic Engagement: 

Nuestra Palabra Plans to Register 2,000 voters. 
We will have voter registration at each showcase. But that is not enough. 

In January, we will recruit volunteer Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars for a workshop. Participants will then be eligible to register voters from their neighborhoods, schools, churches, quinceañeras, barbecues, pachangas, soccer matches, etc.

In February we will launch a major voter registration campaign-the likes of which has never been seen.

January Volunteer Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 7-8:30 
KPFT 419 Lovett Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

Get involved with the showcase, at our workshops, or with our radio show
Feb. Showcase Wed. Feb 28, 7p

Focus: Get Lit on Voting