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Saturday March 30, 2013

Latino Poetry Festival Kicks Off in Chicago

Latino Poetry Festival Kicks Off in Chicago

Photo: 6th Annual Latino Poetry Festival

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Chicago will play host once again to the largest international Latino Poetry Festival in the Midwest.  The festival in its sixth year launches April 11, 2013 and coincides with National Poetry Month and is free to the public.

The theme of this year’s festival is the five senses and spotlights local and international award-winning poets.  Poetry readings will incorporate the visual arts, music, multi-media and food to engage audiences.  Special guest poets include poet Coral Bracho from Mexico, Juan Carlos Mestre from Spain and Cuban poets Luis Lorente and Nicolas Hernandez Guillen.

Contratiempo and DePaul University will host the nearly three-week event that takes place throughout the city of Chicago. 

Contratiempo is a nonprofit publishing and writing center whose mission is to preserve and highlight the cultural identity and contributions of Spanish speaking Latino populations of the United States.  DePaul is the nation’s largest Catholic university, and Chicago’s largest private institution.

Click here to obtain a complete schedule of events.