Fifth Annual Trinidad Sánchez Memorial Poetry Festival, April 27
The Matrix Theatre Company of Detroit will host the Fifth Annual Trinidad Sánchez Memorial Poetry Festival on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at 7 PM. The Matrix Theatre is located at 2730 Bagley Street.
The event is being co-sponsored by the Center for Chicano-Boricua Studies at Wayne State University, CLAVE (Community of Latin@ Artists, Visionaries & Educators), and EL Central Hispanic News.
An afterglow will be held at Mexicantown Fiesta Center at 4114 W. Vernor.
Poets of all ages and languages welcome to apply.
The aim is for each poet to read between 1 and 3 short pieces or 1 long piece.
Musical and theatrical poetics are equally welcome.
Time available to each will be determined by the number of poets who apply.
No poetry promoting hate or bigotry will be accepted. We encourage poetry having a universal appeal.
Trino loved to write poetry about the Chican@ and Latin@ experience on a universal plane.
He was a child of God, first of all, and he loved all of his sisters and brothers on earth.
Most of his poetry was written with sense of humor and often involved references to Mexican food. He also wrote serious pieces calling for social justice, especially in the defense of children.