Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mazer Archives OPEN HOUSE Sunday, December 7, 2008 from 3-5PM

Please JOIN US for

Great friends & Good food!

Poetry Readings by:

Eloise Klein Healy
Ching-In Chen
Griselda Suarez

Eloise Klein Healy is the author of six books of poetry and three spoken word recordings. She was the founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles where she is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Emerita. Healy directed the Women's Studies Program at California State University Northridge and taught in the Feminist Studio Workshop at The Woman's Building in Los Angeles. She is Poet-in-Residence at the Idyllwild Summer Poetry Festival, the co-founder of ECO-ARTS, an eco-tourism/arts venture, and founding editor of ARKTOI BOOKS, an imprint of Red Hen Press. Her latest collection of poems is The Islands Project: Poems For Sappho.

Ching-In Chen is the daughter of immigrants and a proud Kundiman Asian American Poet Fellow. Past occupations include karaoke singer, flautist, 1st grade literacy teacher, community organizer, construction job counselor, and a severely lost person in the Rocky Mountains. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in CRATE, Tea Party, Fifth Wednesday Journal, OCHO and Yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves. Currently, she is in the MFA Program at the University of California at Riverside. Her first collection of poems, The Heart's Traffic, will be published by Arktoi Books in February 2009. The Heart's Traffic is a series of connected poems about the adventures of Xiaomei, a girl who slowly discovers her own gifts through her ability to shape stories.

Griselda Suarez currently teaches writing and literature at Cal State Long Beach University in the Chicano/Latino Studies Department. She lives with her wife of 3 years, or depending how you count, 10 in lesbian years. She was born in unincorporated East Los Angeles. She currently co-facilitates Café Cultura, an event that celebrates Latino art, music and performance. She was recently published in Sinister Wisdom Journal: Latina Lesbian poets and Acentos Literary Review. Her poetry chapbook, Concrete River Boulevard, published by Finishing Line Press will be available early next year. To keep her inspired, Griselda enjoys meditating over warm suds and dirty dishes. And if timing is right, you can catch her reenacting her Quinceañera and reading books on how to become a Mexican calendar girl.