Workshop: Animating Memory w/ Vanessa A Villarreal&Vickie Vértiz @ Casa Libre, Tucson [22 October]

Workshop: Animating Memory w/ Vanessa A Villarreal&Vickie Vértiz

12:30 - 14:30

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Casa Libre
228 N 4th Ave Unit 2, Tucson, Arizona 85705
Animating Memory: Somáticas, a workshop with Vanessa Angélica Villarreal and Vickie Vértiz

$50 (scholarships available, for info or to sign up, email [email protected])

This workshop will be a generative workshop model that will focus on locating particular moments, dolencias, wounds, sensations, languages, and experiences lodged in different types of memory (cultural, generational, epigenetic, body). Come to this workshop to capture particularities of language, region, limnality, and intimacy in memory. Sign up today, before the workshop fills!


Vanessa Angélica Villarreal was born in the Rio Grande Valley borderlands to formerly undocumented Mexican immigrants. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Spork, Pinwheel, Epiphany, PBS Newshour, Poor Claudia, Apogee, Waxwing, The Wanderer, Sporklet, DIAGRAM, The Feminist Wire, The Poetry Foundation Harriet Blog, and elsewhere. She has served as an editor for the Bettering American Poetry project and is a CantoMundo Fellow. Her first book of poems, Beast Meridian, is forthcoming from Noemi Press in September 2017. She lives in Los Angeles, CA, but her forever hometown is Houston, Texas.

Vickie Vertiz was born and raised in southeast Los Angeles. A Lucille Clifton scholar at the Community of Writers, she was the 2016 Poetry Center Fellow at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Her writing can be found in Huizache, Nepantla, and in The Coiled Serpent from Tia Chucha Press. Her second collection of poetry, Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut, is available from the University of Arizona Press, Camino del Sol series starting this September.
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