Los Bilingual Writers announces the publication of Los Bilingual Writers Anthology Book I written by Los Jóvenes (ages from 10-14), Los Abuelitos and Los Escritores, which include poems, prose, and book excerpts. The release will be held at the literary event Voces y Recuerdos Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at Our Lady of Angels Parish Hall 635 22nd Street, San Diego, CA 92102. Registration begins at 5:30 pm.
This is the climax, El Broche de Oro, to an 18-month intergenerational writing project funded by The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, encouraging the creative writing of children and seniors to share their stories. Los Bilingual Writers’ mission is to mentor, support, and promote bilingual creative writing and foster a bilingual literary community. This is one outcome of its objectives.
Guest speaker Alex Montoya, whose soon to be published autobiography True Story, will speak to the importance of writing. Armando Rodriguez, who President Johnson, Nixon and Carter appointed to various high level government offices, will read from his life story.
In addition, Los Bilingual Writers collaborated with Media Arts Center San Diego and a screening of Barrio Stories: Youth Voices-Community Stories A Teen Producers Project will also be presented.