Friday, August 20, 2010

Join us for our 2nd Annual Barrio Writers Live Reading!

2nd Annual
Barrio Writers Live Reading!

3-6pm, Saturday, August 28th
Santa Ana Public Library!

It has been a great summer of reading, writing and empowerment! Barrio Writers has grown in the last year, in Summer 2010 we branched out to additional locations!

We hosted our 10-week program at El Centro Cultural de Mexico and Santa Ana Public Library. We also ran 1-week intensive programs at Newhope Library and the East Street Community Renewal Initiative (ESCRI) in Anaheim.

"Our 2nd Annual Barrio Writers Live Reading Festival will unite all writers to present their words to our community! They share their stories with great pride, it is up to us to listen to them. The 2nd Edition Barrio Writers book will include their works, it will be released Spring 2011."

Please join us and invite your friends and families, your presence will continue to empower our youth, new writers and the young leaders of our communities!

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors & 2010 Guest Writers: Calacas on 4th, Mydesign2print, Garden Grove Channel 3, OC Childrens Book Festival, Young Authors Fair, Poets & Writers, Ollin, Sol Art, OC Dream Team, The Road Less Traveled Store, Alan Woo, Karen Cordova, OC Register Journalists: Alejandra Molina & Theresa Cisneros, Gustavo Arellano, David Bueno-Hill, Sandra Lopez, Juan Farias, & Richard T. Rodriguez!

Monday, August 2, 2010

News Update: Barrior Writers Guest Writers & Fundraiser Featuring OLLIN!

We are in our last month of
2010 Barrio Writers Summer Program!

Join us at all our upcoming events!

We still have three more guest writers visiting us:

August 4th -

Richard T. Rodriguez,
Santa Ana native and author of Next of Kin
Santa Ana Public Library 4-6pm (regular workshop starts at 3pm)

August 7th -

Sandra C. Lopez,
CSUF Graduate and author of Beyond the Gardens
El Centor Cultural de Mexico 1-3pm (regular workshop starts at 12pm)

August 11th -

David Bueno-Hill,
author of I Wasn't Born a Teacher
Santa Ana Public Library 4-6pm (regular workshop starts at 3pm)

August 22nd -

Barrio Writers & SolArt Radio Present: Ollin!!

*$10 donation request - Fundraiser to benefit Barrio Writers & Barrio Actors Guild (dinner not included)

"We need your support to keep on empowering our youth through creative programs that provide pipelines to higher education & cultural arts!"

Join us from 5-10pm at Zócalo (301 N. Tustin Avenue, Santa Ana, CA) for dinner, local music Trio Barrio Writer Joana (accordian), David & Barrio Writer Germayn, DJ Michelle Reyes & our special feature band OLLIN!

"Ollin began with the inspiration of traditional Mexican music. From there, the brothers expanded their musical curiosity and brought other types of folk music into the mix. Irish melodies, Klezmer riffs, German beer polkas, and African syncopations all were introduced and have become a part of the eclectic Ollin sound. Live performances are theatrical, energetic, and with the mixture of many different styles, still well balanced. Their recordings are solid three dimensional stories with lyrical prose that puts you knee deep in their musical barrio."

For more info or to listen to their music, please visit: