This year's Extra Fiction contest was very close, we had many great submissions.
The judge Ernest Hogan has chosen the winners from the five finalists:
"Attack of Las Quetas" by Toni Margarita Plummer
"Beast of Cabo Rojo" by Arnaldo Lopez Jr.
"Sacred Evolution" by Carmen Baca
"la guadaña amorosa" by Samir Sirk Morató
"I Migrated to the US to Escape a Demon" by Javier Loustaunau
Thanks to everyone who submitted and to those who shared the announcement. The editors and judge loved reading these stories and hope to encourage all to write and submit their stories, extra fiction or otherwise.
Stay tuned for the publication of the finalist stories here on Somos en escrito.
…and happy Halloween from Somos en escrito.
We at Somos en escrito Literary Foundation Press are pleased to announce Postcards from a PostMexican by Alvaro Ramirez won bronze at the International Latino Book Awards. Specifically, The Victor Villaseñor Best Latino Focused Nonfiction Book Award – English.
Congratulations to Alvaro! If you would like to purchase Postcards from a PostMexcian, head to this link here at our Somos en ecrito store. Buying from us helps us publish more award winning books like Postcards from a PostMexican.
To see this and other results of the International Latino Book Awards, click the link below.
Iván Argüelles & Kai Sugioka-Stone
The Musical Offering
2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20
Bay Area born, Kai Sugioka-Stone, is a second generation poet.
His mother Kimi Sugioka is currently the Poet Laureate of Alameda Island.
Kai is prolific already, and a veteran of many public readings. His evolving style touches on various themes, Buddhist concepts, interpersonal relationships, and the human condition.
Innovative Mexican-American poet Iván Argüelles is the author of many books, including: “That” Goddess, Madonna Septet, Comedy, Divine, The, Fiat Lux, Orphic Cantos, Tamazunchale, HOIL, and others. Born 1939 in Rochester MN, he has lived variously in Mexico DF, Chicago, New York, Macerata Italy, and Berkeley CA. A retired librarian, he was employed by the New York Public Library and The Library of the University of California at Berkeley. His collection, Looking for Mary Lou, received the 1989 William Carlos Williams Award from the poetry Society of America. Argüelles earned the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award in 2010. His recently published volume of poetry is entitled THE BLANK PAGE, from Sagging Meniscus Press.
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One seating area for dining, one intended for constant use of face-masks