Hear me read my poem, Ancestors Stir the Pot, with music by Carne Cruda
Ancestors Stir the Pot, with music by Carne Cruda
1943, New York City, L-R Mother, Ida Serrano, Father Joe Serrano, Uncle Paul (Augustine Polo), Nina: Serrano.
Here I am walking down the Manhattan streets of New York City. My mother, Ida, as always carries a newspaper tucked under her arm. My dad, Hugo Jose Serrano is known as “Joe”. He has his rolled up paper in his hand or is it a drawing since he is a freelance cartoon artist. My parents both are restaurant workers. My “Uncle Paul” Augustine Polo works in a garment factory and I hold his arm. This is during World War 2 and we are all on alert for the latest battle reports. We believe with all our hearts we have to defeat fascism.
You are all happily invited to the gala release party for my novel, NICARAGUA WAY on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 4 pm. The celebratory event will be at Book Passages Bookstore in their new Sausalito shop- right by the ferry. Enjoy refreshments, a book reading, book signing, and a friendly Nicaraguan fiesta ambiance, I’d love to greet you there!
About Nina Serrano: Nina is a well-known, international prize-winning inspirational author and poet. With a focus on Latino history and culture, she is also a playwright, filmmaker, KPFA talk show host, a former Alameda County Arts Commissioner, and a co-founder of the San Francisco Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Oakland Magazine’s “best local poet” in 2010, she is a former director of the San Francisco Poetry in the Schools program and the Bay Area’s Storytellers in the Schools program. A Latina activist for social justice, women’s rights, and the arts, Nina Serrano at 82 remains vitally engaged in inspiring change and exploring her abundant creativity. For more information go to ninaserrano.com or contact her publisher at estuarypress.com. For more detailed information about Nina see About Nina on her website.
About Estuary Press: Estuary Press is the publisher of Nicaragua Way. It is also the home of the Harvey Richards Media Archive, a repository of photography and video documentaries of various social change and political movements during the 1960s and 1970s. Contact Paul Richards (510) 967 5577, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit estuarypress.com for more details.
MEDIA – For photos & interviews: Paul Richards (510) 967 5577; email@example.com