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Hispanic Heritage Read In Review

October 10, 2009 by willa

On September 24, Lincoln City Libraries and El Centro de las Americas hosted its 3rd annual Hispanic Heritage Read In. This year, the event was held in the Bennett Martin Public Library courtyard. Our readers read poems in Spanish, which then were expertly translated by Brent Meier. The event also included performances by Echo Poetico, a partnership of slam poet Dominique Garay and musician Oscar Rios. Dominque’s expressive, poetic performance combined with the emotive music created by Oscar’s traditional Andean instruments held the audience spellbound. It was lovely to hear poetry drifting through the courtyard on such a gorgeous late summer day. For those of you who missed it, the event will be broadcast on 5 City-TV. Also, a grad student at UNL’s College of Journalism taped the read-In and interviewed several readers. Her piece will soon appear on newsnetnebraska.org. I hope you can join us in September 2010. If you are interested in reading, please contact Sheila at 441-8546 or s.jacobs@lincolnlibraries.orgI hope you can join us in September 2010. If you are interested in reading, please contact Sheila at 441-8546 or s.jacobs@lincolnlibraries.org.



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