Festival de Flor y Canto. Yesterday • Today • Tomorrow
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, September 15 - 17, 2010

Friends Lecture Hall. Doheny Memorial Library, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA (Map).

                                                                              Floricanto graphic ©Magu 2009

Plan to attend all three days of Festival de Flor y Canto. Yesterday • Today • Tomorrow. Each day comes with its own artistic delights and once-in-a-lifetime engagement with poets and writers in a small intimate setting.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Veteranas / Veteranos Day

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Morning and Afternoon

12:30-1:00 Registration. Hospitality. Registration. Hospitality.
Click here to view Friday morning schedule!!
1:00-1:15 Welcome. John Carlos Rowe, Michael Sedano, Sy Abrego, Mary Ann Pacheco. Welcome and introductions by Michael Sedano. Lunch
1:15-1:30 Conrad Romo
1:30-1:45 Alejandro Murguía Daniel Acosta Student poetry section introduced by Billy Vela, Director, El Centro Chicano.
1:45-2:00 Ernest A. Tony Mares Melinda Palacio
2:00-2:15 Estevan Arellano Amarilis Mari Martinez
2:15-2:30 Veronica Cunningham Danny Romero
2:30-2:45 R Rolando Hinojosa Gloria E. Alvarez Marco Dominguez
2:45-3:00 Ron Arias Estella Gonzalez Lisa Alvarez
3:00-3:15 Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin Manuel Ramos Daniel Olivas
3:15-3:30 Roberto Vargas Reyna Grande Daniel Cano
3:30-3:45 Dorinda Moreno Luis Rodriguez Rigoberto González
3:45-4:00 Frank Sifuentes Adelina Anthony

3:45-5:00 Readings featuring Spanish. Introduced by Gloria Arjona, USC Dept. of Spanish

4:00-4:15 Break / book signings Break for refreshments and book signings reina alejandra prado
4:15-4:30 Nancy Alcala
4:30-4:45 Javier Huerta
4:45-5:00 Rakel Delgado, La Pocha Catalana
5:00-5:15 5:00-6:15 p.m. Readings featuring Spanish, introduced by Gloria Anjona, USC Dept. of Spanish 5:00-6:00 p.m. Readings featuring Spanish, introduced by Consuelo Sigüenza-Ortiz, USC Dept. of Spanish

Sueños by the Sea: Celebrating Los Festivales de Flor y Canto at USC.

Gallery opening and reception for photographic exhibition featuring photographs by Michael Sedano taken during 1973's El Festival de Flor y Canto.

5:15-5:30 Alurista

Francisco Alarcón

5:30-5:45 Marco A. Dominguez Xánath Caraza-De-Holland
5:45-6:00 Juan A Contreras tatiana de la tierra
6:00-6:15 Juan Felipe Herrera Olga Garcia  
6:15-6:30 Jose Montoya, introduced by Richard Montoya

"Celebrando Chicana Poetry:
Diana Garcia, Maria Melendez, Emmy Pérez"

Sponsored by Letras Latinas in partnership with the Poetry Society of America

Introduction Rob Casper, Poetry Society of America

6:30-6:45 Richard Montoya and members of Culture Clash, "One More Canto", documentary film on a 1978 Flor y Canto Maria Melendez  
6:45-7:00 Diana Garcia  
7:00-7:15   Emmy Pérez  
"Celebrando Chicana Poetry: Diana Garcia, Maria Melendez, Emmy Pérez" sponsored by Letras Latinas and the Poetry Society of America. Travel sponsored by Southwest Airlines in association with Inter-University Program for Latino Research at University of Notre Dame.

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7:30-7:45 After-hours jaunt to Boyle Heights' fabulous Eastside Luv Winebar y Queso.    
Welcome and introductions by  William N. Vela and Michael Sedano.
Karen Cordova
Odilia Galvan Rodriguez
Ruben R. Mendoza
Mónica Teresa Ortiz
Sarah R Garcia
John-Michael Rivera
Special Presentation by Juan Felipe Herrera. UCR Tomás Rivera Lifetime Pioneer Award to Cuca Aguirre.
Lunch. Click here for Friday Afternoon Schedule.



















Vagabond Inn Los Angeles
3101 S . Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007.

Reserve by phone only to 2137461531. You will get the $74 per room rate when you tell the reservations clerk you are part of "Yesterday • Today •Tomorrow".


From the airport call SuperShuttle or Prime Time Shuttle to take you to the Vagabond Inn Los Angeles 3101 S .Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90007 213.746.1531. The Vagabond Inn is a short walk to Doheny Memorial Library.

You can get to USC via public transportation:

Subway (Red, Purple, Blue lines) to the 7th Street Metro Center.
At the NW corner of Flower and 7th Street, take the $0.35 DASH F line to USC.

Parking at USC costs $8.00 per day. The closest public parking lot is across from the Shrine Auditorium on Jefferson near Hoover. There is no admission charge to the readings.

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