June 1, 2007

Book about abuelos brings out activists, councilmen

What does a council member, an immigrant activist, and Harvard graduates have in common?

Their parents.

Los Bilingual Writers announces the publication of Los Bilingual Writers Anthology Book II. This collection, based on personal interviews, contains the stories of Los Abuelitos whose progeny include Councilman Ben Hueso District 8, community activist Enrique Morones, and a gardener’s child who went to Harvard University. Included will be the prose/poems of Los Jóvenes y Los Escritores. This release will be held at the literary event Las Edades Del Tiempo y Un Libro Wednesday June 6, 2007 at Our Lady of Angels Parish Hall 635 22nd Street, San Diego, CA 92102. Registration begins at 5:30pm.

This is an intergenerational writing project funded by The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the California Council for the Humanities as part of the Council’s statewide California Stories Initiative. Los Bilingual Writers mentors young writers, records the stories of Los Abuelitos and promotes Los Escritores. This is one outcome of its objectives.

All 14 Abuelito participants will be showcased with excerpts of their stories read, including a photo exhibit. Los Jóvenes, ages eight through 13, will share their writing, as well. The Mariachi Juvenil de San Diego will provide music.

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