Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin’

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Celebrando Raíces, Celebrating Roots

Celebrando Raíces, Celebrating Roots
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The Altadena Library has been celebrating Latino culture and the arts for over a year. On May 14, come to the grand finale with “Celebrando Raíces, Celebrating Roots.” Thirty artists and craftspeople are participating in a craft fair, activist and writer (and Hometown Pasadena contributor) Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin will tell stories, José-Luis Orozco and members of […]

El Diablo Bailarín

El Diablo Bailarín

This story made Ma want to be a good girl and made me afraid of sin.   When I was a kid growing up in East L. A., I couldn’t get enough of Ma’s cuentos. Her Mexican folk tales with their moral lessons and warnings of disaster used to scare the hell out of me. […]

Mexican of America

Mexican of America

    MEXICAN OF AMERICA A Sonnet   Mestizo come, America, you call. Amniotic oceans Pacific join, break through the virgin hymen, wailing wall from the fluids of her earthen loins. Tender eyes burn with the new day’s fire. Bullets shatter your bones, your flesh torn on border fences electrified barbed wire. Knives slash and […]

Outlaws, the Queen Mary & Mi Amor

Outlaws, the Queen Mary & Mi Amor

On November 29, three local authors with vastly different stories to tell will participate in Vroman’s local author series. It’s 1957 and Dave Wooders is 16 years old about to step onto the Queen Mary and begin work as a bellboy. Storms at sea, famous passengers, dating onboard, and shenanigans during shore leave—in Adventures on […]

BLUE Milagro & Día de Los Muertos

BLUE Milagro & Día de Los Muertos

Have you ever built an altar, an ofrenda? See no less than 9 community altars being built by members of BLUE Milagro in the courtyard of the Pasadena Playhouse on October 24th, from 3 p.m. until completion. What began 20 years ago as a Día de Los Muertos solo exhibition by local artist Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin has grown, morphed, and […]

Love Our Authors – Celebrate!

Love Our Authors – Celebrate!

The Pasadena Public Library’s inaugural “Love Our Authors Celebration” was a wonderful success. The great hall was abuzz with local publishers and their authors such as Red Hen Press and the delightful Ron Koertge and Prospect Park Books with Christine Moore of Little Flower Cafe (who’s opening a new restaurant in May!) and Lian Dolan, […]

Love Our Authors

Love Our Authors

You will be met in the great hall by six local publishing groups, such as Prospect Park Books that has published Lian Dolan’s Elizabeth the First Wife, Naomi Hirahara’s Mas Arai mystery series, Christine Moore’s Little Flower:  Recipes from the Cafe, Jennie Cook’s recently released Who Wants Seconds? cookbook, and Diane Lang’s whimsical Vulture Verses. Why such a dizzying array of talented works […]

Hearts by Vibiana at Zona Rosa

Hearts by Vibiana at Zona Rosa

Hearts, jazz bossa nova acoustic guitar, munchies, and “a lively bunch of amistades” (friends). So says artist Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin in regard to her art exhibit that has its opening reception Wednesday, February 12th at Zona Rosa Coffee in Pasadena. Valentine art, candy kisses, and Mexican coffee. Valentine-making for kids of all ages. “Buy art for […]

Alta-LA: First Bilingual Event

Alta-LA: First Bilingual Event

Three Latinas—performance poet, writer, and artist Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin; poet, author, curator, and columnist for Pasadena SGV Journal, Gerda Govine; and author, poet, editor, and writing consultant, Thelma T. Reyna will read their poetry in Spanish and English at Altadena Library on Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room. This event is the […]

A Literary Brunch at Pasadena Museum of History

A Literary Brunch at Pasadena Museum of History

Hungry for some good stories? The Pasadena Writing Project and members of its Memoir Writing Workshop will be reading tales this Saturday, June 1st at the Pasadena Museum of History. This is a free event and will be followed by a reception with refreshments. Readers include photographer and textile designer Louise J. Wannier of Louis […]

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