Tatiana de la Tierra was a force to be reckoned with. She was a bilingual, bicultural writer who focused on identity, sexuality, and South American memory and reality in her work. She also established the first international Latina lesbian magazine Esto no tiene nombre.
De la Tierra passed away in 2012, but her work and her spirit live on. Here, three poets who were friends of hers – Olga García Echeverría, Persephone Gonzalez and Cat Uribe – pay tribute to De la Tierra by reading two of her poems. Hang on tight for the ride!
Did you see us on the corner with our tiny video camera and big literature? A group of iconoclastic local writers showed up for the GuerrillaReads video walk at the first (annual?) Lambda LitFest on March 12. We met at the corner in Silver Lake where A Different Light once stood. More than a bookstore, A Different Light was a an LGBTQ community center and a safe space at a time when being out was dangerous. It was also the place where, guerrilla reader Lynn Harris Ballen told us, author and troublemaker Jeanne Córdova (aka GuerrillaReads No. 52) proposed to her. We read our works on the corner, paying tribute to everything A Different Light once stood for.
This week GuerrillaReads will post the work of one video walk participant each day. You’ll see
To kick things off, I’d like to introduce you to A Different Light, with this guerrilla reading.
And you’re invited!
UPDATE: You can see all the videos from the video walk here on the tag Lambda LitFest Video Walk.
Writers at all levels are invited to participate in the GuerrillaReads Lambda LitFest Video Walk. We’ll meetup on Sunday, March 12 in Silver Lake on the corner where A Different Light bookstore once stood. Everyone will bring a short piece of their own writing to read on camera. Together we’ll explore the neighborhood while shooting videos of each participant reading their work.
The video walk is free, and it will be hosted by GuerrillaReads Founder Bronwyn Mauldin. It’s open to the first twelve people who register.
Click here to register.
To get a sense of what this event will be like, check out a few of the videos from the first ever GuerrillaReads video walk in Highland Park.
WHEN: Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 11 am to 12:30 pm
WHERE: Meetup on the corner at 4014 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
To learn more about all the events taking place as part of Lambda LitFest, check out their website: lambdalitfest.org. It promises to be a terrific week.
Register here for the GuerrillaReads Lambda LitFest Video Walk.