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Maya Chinchilla: Pupusas, Puentes y Pasión: A Poetry Extravaganza

November 10, 2016 @ 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Poetry Reading & Workshop

Chinchilla’s debut book, “The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poética.” (Kórima Press 2014), makes visible the Central American-Guatemalan diaspora and disentangles the myths from violence of civil wars, urban wars, and the wars raging in young hearts. Part memory, part imaginary, the Cha Cha Files honors Central American feministas, Long Beach roqueras, families divided by war, lovers separated by borders, and celebrates the pleasure and heartbreak of femmes, machas, y mariconadas. These poems, stories, and snapshots traverse California coastlines and southern borderlines, sing “Solidarity Movement” songs, mosh through tribal slam pits, and find home in Chinchilla’s hopeful and uniquely Queer Chapina voice.


November 10, 2016
2:45 pm - 5:00 pm


CLSA, Tranquada Center, 2nd Floor
757 College Way
Claremont, CA 91711 United States


CLSA: Chicano/Latino Student Alliance