June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives
626 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, California 90069 (310) 659-2478
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Great friends & Good food!
Poetry Readings by:
Eloise Klein Healy
Eloise Klein Healy is the author of six books of poetry and three spoken word recordings. She was the founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles where she is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Emerita. Healy directed the Women’s Studies Program at California State University Northridge and taught in the Feminist Studio Workshop at The Woman’s Building in Los Angeles. She is Poet-in-Residence at the Idyllwild Summer Poetry Festival, the co-founder of ECO-ARTS, an eco-tourism/arts venture, and founding editor of ARKTOI BOOKS, an imprint of Red Hen Press. Her latest collection of poems is The Islands Project: Poems For Sappho.
Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart’s Traffic (forthcoming from Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press ). The daughter of Chinese immigrants and a Kundiman Fellow, Ching-In has worked in the Asian American communities of San Francisco, Oakland, and Boston, as well as helped organize the third national Asian Pacific American Spoken Word and Poetry Summit in Boston. Her work has been recently published in Tea Party, Fifth Wednesday Journal, OCHO, Iron Horse Literary Review, and Water~Stone Review. Ching-In is in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of California Riverside.
Griselda Suarez currently teaches writing and literature at Cal State Long Beach University in the Chican@/Latin@ Studies Department. She lives with her wife of 3 years, or depending how you count, 10 in lesbian years. She was born in unincorporated East Los Angeles. She currently co-facilitates Café Cultura, an event that celebrates Latino art, music and performance. She was recently published in Sinister Wisdom Journal: Latina Lesbian poets and Acentos Literary Review. Her poetry chapbook, Concrete River Boulevard, published by Finishing Line Press will be available early next year. To keep her inspired, Griselda enjoys meditating over warm suds and dirty dishes. And if timing is right, you can catch her reenacting her Quinceañera and reading books on how to become a Mexican calendar girl.