Cuentos del Pueblo / Stories from the City

Revelations: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Self-discovery at Plaza de la Cultura y Artes, November 19

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: November 13, 2011

Cuentos del Pueblo / Stories from the City

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes' (LA Plaza) presents the free Cuentos del Pueblo series (Stories from the City) --Revelations: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Self-discovery.

This continuing series brings unique stories, perspectives, and opinion to LA Plaza, and invites visitors themselves to become part of the story. Revelations is made up of short fiction stories of immigration, identity, and self-discovery will be provided through poetry, storytelling, and music.

Saturday, November 19, 2011, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main Street, L.A. 90012 (across the street from Olvera Street and the Pico House)

Author Dagoberto Gilb (pictured) will read from his new book Before the End, After the Beginning, a collection of stories written in the wake of a stroke Gilb suffered. Many of the stories were written over many months of recovery. The collection tackles themes of mortality and identity and describes the American experience in a raw, authentic vernacular unique to Gilb while taking readers throughout the American West and Southwest.


Susana Ch?ívez-Silverman, author of Killer Cr??nicas: Bilingual Memories

Sam Qui??ones, author of Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration

Karla Diaz, poet

Charles de Castro and Keith Karman, musical guests

In addition to the free Cuentos del Pueblo event, discounted admission will be available to LA Plaza's galleries and exhibits "LA Starts Here," "Calle Principal: Main Street Los Angeles, 1920s" and "The View from Here: Architecture as Witness to History."

For more information, contact http://www.lapca.org or (888) 488-8083.

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