Award-winning writer and social justice advocate Jimmy Santiago Baca will deliver a poetry reading and discussion titled "Open-Heart Journeying." A book signing will follow the event.
Baca has published more than a dozen books of poetry, including Immigrants In Our Own Land (1975), Martin and Meditations on the South Valley (1987), winner of the American Book Award, and, most recently, The Lucia Poems (2012), as well as the memoir A Place To Stand, which received the International Prize in 2001. In addition, Baca has conducted writing workshops in prisons, libraries, and universities across the U.S. for more than 30 years, and, in 2004, launched Cedar Tree, a literary nonprofit that provides writing workshops and outreach programs for at-risk youth, prisoners and ex-prisoners, and disadvantaged communities. The event is free and open to the public.