Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Adventure of English

We saw a great series in Dr. Newman's History of the English Language class called "The Adventure of English."

Here's the first episode on YouTube.

$62 on!!! 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Book Fair This Week in McAllen

McAllen Memorial High School Library's Book Fair taking place this week, May 2—8, 2010, at Barnes & Noble (Northcross) at 4005 N. 10th & Nolana Ave. in McAllen.

The full schedule is below. Patrons must mention the book fair at the checkout if you don't have a voucherin order for a percentage of proceeds from most purchases to go toward helping the library fund its book club.

Readers include Brenda Nettles Riojas, Emmy Perez, Kamala Platt, Ernesto Duenas, Shirley Rickett, and Vanessa Brown as well as . . .

Jay Alvarez, a Cuban exile and Brownsville resident, will read very traditional, romantic, and eloquent poetry in Spanish along with Efraín González, and Arnulfo Vigíl—of Monterrey—at 7 p.m. on Friday night, followed by “The Poet Mariachi,” Daniel García Ordaz, author of You Know What I’m Sayin’? who will read on Friday, May 7 @ 8 p.m. Details about readings by several local writers scheduled to appear:

Monday, May 3
7 p.m.: Brenda Nettles Riojas, author of La Primera Voz Que Oí
8 p.m.: Emmy Pérez, author of Solstice; Assistant Professor at UT-Pan American

Tuesday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m.
Kamala Platt, author of On The Line

Wednesday May 5
7 p.m.: Ernesto Dueñas
8 p.m.: Shirley Rickett, author of Dinner In Oslo

Thursday, May 6
7 p.m.: Vanessa Brown, author of Twiffler; creative director of the R.G.V. Int’l. Poetry Festival

Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
Jay Alvarez, a Cuban exile and Brownsville resident; author of Fantasias
Efraín González, author of Cuando Vuelves La Vista/When You Turn Around
Arnulfo Vigíl, national award-winning poet from Monterrey; author of Lourdes y Jorge.

Friday, May 7 at 8 p.m.
Daniel García Ordaz, author of You Know What I’m Sayin’? (Second Edition); García was selected to participate in the Texas Latino Voices project by the Texas Center For The Book and was a featured author at the Dallas International Book Fair.

Saturday, May 8
7 p.m.: Katie Hoerth, award-winning author of Among The Butterflies
8 p.m.: Lina Suárez, author of Hija Del Valle

~Daniel García Ordaz

Please visit El Zarape Press
Valley International Poetry Festival April 22-25, 2010