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|Word Warriors: Queer Latina Writers Speak About Their Work, Their Achievements,|
|Date||Wednesday April 12|
|Time||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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1800 Market St.
|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
The San Francisco LGBT Community Center’s Latino Forum presents a panel discussion featuring queer Latina writers and journalists on Wednesday April 12, 2006, 6pm – 8pm at The Center. Panelists will share pieces of their work and their personal stories. They will also take questions from community members during a brief Q&A session.
Featured Panelists include:
• Daisy Hernandez, whose writing focuses on issues affecting young women of color including gender, race, and sexuality, is a senior editor at Color Lines.
• Carla Trujillo, editor of Chicana Lesbians: The Girls Our Mothers Warned Us About. The anthology won a LAMBDA book Award and Out/Write Vanguard award for Best Pioneering Contribution to the field of Gay/Lesbian Lifestyle Literature.
• Meliza Bañales is the author of Girl with the Glass Throat, and she is also the first Latina on the west coast to win a poetry slam championship --- the 2002 Oakland Grand Slam.
• Luna Maia is the author of a series of ‘zines entitled Marimacho, and she has been featured at Queer Open Mic, K’vetch, and SF in Exile’s: Ink.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.sfcenter.org or contact The Center’s Latino Forum at firstname.lastname@example.org .