Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

2nd Annual Barrio Writers Live Reading

Sat, August 18, 2012 | Eastwoods Room (UNB 2.102), Texas Union, The University of Texas at Austin

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) is pleased to host the 2nd Annual Barrio Writers Live Reading on Saturday, August 18, 2012.

The live reading will feature youth writers who have spent a week reading, writing and creating their own works on the canpus of The University of Texas at Austin.

The Barrio Writers program is focused on teen-age participants and consists of free workshops and additional one-on-one tutoring throughout the academic summer break, with monthly cultural arts events during the school year. Through these workshops and events, students build their skills in reading, grammar, creative writing and freedom of expression through the cultural arts.

During the summer a writing workshop is held to empower the teenage community while establishing a self-sufficient educational program that will represent community pride, perseverance and endless possibilities for following generations.

Special Guest Performance by The Cipher, "Austin's Hip Hop Project that is on a mission to build a community of young leaders and engaged hip hop artists and to strengthen the East Austin community in multiple ways."

The Barrio Writers (BW) program in Austin is partnered with the Center of Mexican American Studies (CMAS) and supported by The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) and Latinometro.

For more information email or call (512) 537-2751 or BW Founder Sarah Rafael Garcia at (323) 972-6980.

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