Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Charles Rice-Gonzalez here, there, everywhere

And speaking of BAAD...

I wanted to link you to author/playwright Charles Rice-Gonzalez's calendar of readings (in support of his debut novel, Chulito: "about a tough, sexy hip hop-loving, young Latino man, coming out and coming of age in the South Bronx") and events, but I see that his site is not updated. Ahem...

Okay. So I'll just do a little copy-n-paste from his email announcement.

There's a lot here. So take your pick.

Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30pm
Reception, Reading, and Signing for Love, Christopher Street: Reflections of New York City edited by Thomas Keith
Hosted by Out Professionals and OP-LYNX
Essays about LGBT life in New York City, with Mark Ameen, Christopher Bram, Martin Hyatt, Fay Jacobs, Michele Karlsberg, Rev. Irene Monroe, Charles Rice-González, Bob Smith & Judy Gold, and Charlie Vázquez.
The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., room 410
($10 general admission; $5 for Out Professional Members)

Thursday, June 28 at 6:30pm
MNN – Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Queers of Color: Visions, Transformations, and Journeys
This unique community dialogue features artists and activists in conversation about making change, current work and future goals.  Featured are Charan P. Morris, Poet and Spoken Word Artist;  Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Author of CHULITO and Co-Founder and Director of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance; and Claudia Sofia Garriga Lopez, Activist and Artist, among others.  Free Event.

Friday, June 29 at 6:30pm
CHULITO reading and book signing
HAF - Hispanic AIDS Forum’s Latino Youth in Action
Charles Rice-Gonzalez is the guest speaker and will read from CHULITO.
HAF - 213 West 35th Street, 12th Floor - New York, NY 10001

Monday, July 9 at 6-8pm
Macondo Fellows at La Casa Azul Bookstore
Join NYC residents Charles Rice-Gonzalez, poet Ron Drummond, and Toni Margarita Plummer, with a special guest appearance by Levi Romero, Centennial Poet for New Mexico. This is a rare opportunity to hear all these Macondistas* together as they read poetry and prose and sign books. (*Fellows from the Macondo Writers’ Workshop founded by Sandra Cisneros.) La Casa Azul Bookstore is a new spot for literature and community events in El Barrio.  La Casa Azul Bookstore, 143 E. 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029 (Free event.)

Thursday, July 12 at 6:30pm
CHULITO reading and book signing
San Antonio Public Library – Mission Branch
Charles Rice-Gonzalez will read from CHULITO and sign books.
Mission Branch - 3134 Roosevelt Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78214 (Free event.)

July 15 - 21
Therapy of the Soutl for Men Who Love Men
Arnie Vargas (LCSW) leads this weekend of exploration and celebration in your tribe as a man-who-loves-men. The group will approach discussions from personal stories, drawing from political, sociological, psychological, and spiritual theories to discover who we are, where we are, and where we want to go. Instructors include Charles Rice-Gonzalez.  Retreat is in Provincetown, MA.  Visit http://ajvargas.blogspot.com/ or call Arnie Vargas at 1-800-314-7618.

August 31- September 3
Easton Mountain's Annual Labor Day Retreat
Charles Rice-Gonzalez will lead a writing workshop in this annual retreat that offers men space to take the risk of sharing their deepest inspirations and aspirations in large and small group activities that draw from personal inner beauty to create in a supportive community. Other workshops will include breath and movement, poetry, different expressions of art and playfulness. To register or for more info visit http://www.eastonmountain.com/programs/120831LaborDay.html

Save the date!
Sunday, September 23 (time TBA)
Brooklyn Book Festival
Borough Hall

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