Victor Atyas presents: HIKING AND CAMPING IN FAROE ISLANDS AND ICELAND
Faroe Islands, halfway between Norway and Iceland in the North Atlantic, are perhaps the most civilized remote places on earth. Grass is everywhere. Sheep are ever present. There are hardly any neon or street lights. Some villages are so inaccessible that the postman must deliver mail on foot for several miles. They are unmatched for tranquility, open-wide spaces, and dramatic scenery. On a boat crossing to Iceland from Norway, I made a three-day stopover there, and hiked, and camped. Together with the two weeks of hiking and camping in Iceland, I had a vacation of a life time.
Dinner potluck, please bring something yummy!
WISE Writers women-only event:
Hello Amazing Writers, Our next meet up is Wednesday, December 12, 3 - 5 pm. We will be writing and sharing around ‘change’…. in its various forms and meanings. We hope you will join us for the afternoon. Our location is 505 Camino de Los Marquez, The Center for Spiritual Living, in the classroom. We start promptly at 3.
RSVP’s are helpful.
Thank you. Jan and Mary
Thursday, December 13 @6PM 10th Annual Holiday Players: Ali MacGraw, Bob Martin, Carol & Jim McGiffin, and Jonathan Richards entertain us with this Holiday tradition, reading stories and poems written by Kenneth Grahame, Damon Runyon, Dylan Thomas, Dr. Seuss and more!
'A Greater Sublime' Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui, Jennifer Foerster, Sonja Kravanja, and Ken White
Friday, December 14 • 6:00 - 8:00 pm
$5 Admission • Free for CCA Members
in CCA's Tank Garage Gallery
Please join us in Shelley Horton-Trippe's installation space—A Greater Sublime—for the final in the correlated poetry reading series. Acclaimed poets Sherwin Bitsui, Jennifer Foerster, Sonja Kravanja, and Ken White will read their work in the final installment of this series exploring a synesthetic relationship with paintings from Shelley Horton-Trippe. The reading wiill include an intermission. Stay for a Q&A with the artist and poets, as well as a poem salon. Bring a poem to share!
About the poets:
Sherwin Bitsui is the author of Dissolve and Flood Song (Copper Canyon Press). He is originally from White Cone, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. He lives in Albuquerque.
Jennifer Elise Foerster earned her PhD in English and Literary Arts from the University of Denver and her MFA from the Vermont College of the Fine Arts. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Fellowship, and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. Jennifer teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA Low-Residency Program and co-directs For Girls Becoming, an arts mentorship program for Mvskoke youth in Oklahoma. A member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Jennifer is the author of Leaving Tulsa, (2013) and Bright Raft in the Afterweather (2018), both published by the University of Arizona Press. She lives in San Francisco.
Sonja Kravanja, a native of Slovenia, is an award-winning translator of Slovenian poetry into English. Forthcoming is her translation of Tomaž Šalamun’s Druids from Black Ocean Press.
Ken White is the author of three books of poetry: Eidolon, The Getty Fiend, and Middlemost Constantine. White teaches screenwriting at the low-residency MFA at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.
Support for this program is provided by the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation.
Bernice Ende is the Lady Long Rider. Since her first long ride at age 51 in 2005 from Montana to New Mexico, Ende has logged more than 29,000 miles in the saddle, crisscrossing North America on horseback—alone.
More than once she has traversed the Great Plains, the Southwest deserts, the Cascade Range and the Rocky Mountains. From 2014 to 2016, she was the first person to ride coast to coast and back again in one trek. Lady Long Rider: Alone Across North America on Horseback chronicles Ende’s travels, the friendly people she meets along the way, and her ongoing encounters with rough weather, wildlife, hard work, mosquitoes, tricky route finding, and the occasional worn out horseshoe. Ende reveals her inner struggles and triumphs—testing the limits of physical and mental stamina, coping with inescapable solitude, and the rewards of living life her own way, as she says, “in her own skin.” Along the way, she discovers a sense of community and love of place that unite people wherever they live.
Hat Ranch Gallery is pleased to present an intimate holiday evening with Bernice Ende reading from her book and a book signing on:[masked] [masked] www.hatranchgallery.org
Hat Ranch Gallery
27 San Marcos Rd W Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Thursday, December 20th
4:00 — 6:00 PM Meet the author — 4:30 pm
Teatro Paraguas presents Holiday Dream Flamenco
Compañia Chuscales and Mina Fajardo present Holiday Dream Flamenco at Paraguas
WHAT: Holiday Dream Flamenco, a flamenco and Middle Eastern dance spectacle
WHEN: December 20-22, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:00pm
WHERE: Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie
TICKETS: $25 general admission, $20 seniors and students
RESERVATIONS:[masked] info: teatroparaguas.org
Compañia Chuscales and Mina Fajardo returns to Teatro Paraguas with an original and exciting flamenco extravaganza based in part on choreographer, dancer and singer-songwriter Mina Fajardo’s newly released album Sueño. Joining Mina onstage are flamenco dancers Monze Diaz, Janira Córdova, and Sveta Backhaus, as well as Charo Shaffer-Perez, Heather Miro and Lacy Romero. Deborah Newberg and the Saltanah Dancers infuse the evening with a Middle Eastern flavor, complementing the flamenco rhythms with their renowned and mesmerizing movements.
Internationally recognized flamenco guitarist Chuscales anchors the evening, accompanied by Alejandro Valle on percussion.
The evening also includes flamenco interpretations of seasonal favorites such as “Silent Night” and “Carol of the Bell.”
Compañia Chuscales has performed regularly at Teatro Paraguas since 2014, including “Monet’s Moon” (2018), “Carmen La Golondrina” (2018), “Dance with Spirit” (2017), “Choreography and Calligraphy” (2017), and “Una Nota de Lorca” (2016). Previous seasonal offerings include “Romance de la Luna” (December 2016) and “The Little Match Girl” (December 2017).
Both Chuscales and Mina Fajardo have studied with many flamenco masters in Spain and the United Sates, and have helped to pass the tradition on to scores of students. Their virtuosity and electric presence, coupled with their mastery of the traditional forms and willingness to experiment within the ageless genre of flamenco, have held audiences spell-bound for years.
Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for seniors and students, and may be purchased online at HolidayDreamFlamenco.brownpapertickets.com. Reservations may be made by calling[masked] to purchase tickets at the door.
This project is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Dept. of Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers’ Tax, and the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry.
contact: Argos MacCallum[masked] [masked]
ELDORADO POETRY MEETUP every first Thursday. We meet at individual houses. Bring a short poem by your favorite poet plus your own that you wish to discuss to this meeting. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: MARILYNN BREITHART-WEAVER AT [masked]
Open Reading Every 1st Monday sign up is at 6:00, read at 6:30
Our Poetry and Prose meets the first Monday of each month
Sign-up—6:00 to 6:30 PM
Readings start—6:30 PM
Approximate time for all readings—1 Hour
(Each reader is limited to 3 Minutes)
Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie
Traveling south on Cerrillos Rd., turn right at Richards Ave. (at
Go past Home Depot and cross Rufina
Richards Ave. becomes Henry Lynch Rd after Rufina
Turn right on Calle Marie, the second right hand turn after Rufina
Teatro Paraguas Studio is in the second building on left.
OR, traveling south on Agua Fria, turn left on Henry Lynch Rd (just
before Agua Fria Elementary School)
Turn left on Calle Marie, the second left hand turn from Agua Fria
Teatro Paraguas Studio is in the second building on left.
Teatro Paraguas contact Argos:[masked]
Teatro Paraguas presents Atravesada: Poetry of the Border
WHAT: Atravesada: Poetry of the Border, a Poesía Viva! poetry performance
WHEN: January 11-20, 2019; Fridays-Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
WHERE: Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe
Tickets: free, suggested donation $10-$15
Atravesada: to have been crossed, to have gone through, to have been pierced, to have been meddled with.
“A borderland… is in a constant state of transition… Los atravesados live here: those who cross over, pass over, or go through the confines of the ‘normal.’” (Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands)
Atravesada is part of Teatro Paraguas’ annual Poesía Viva – living poetry – series. It explores the physical and political U.S.-Mexico border and also the Borderlands of the Self. Woven with corridos and other music of the frontera (the borderlands), Atravesada has plenty of humor – but also offers an unflinching portrait of the border as “una herida abierta.”
In addition to music, the one act performance weaves together the poetry and prose of more than a dozen poets, including the most famous of the genre: Gloria Anzaldúa, Cordelia Candelaria, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Sandra Cisneros, Margarita Cota-Cárdenas, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Aracelis Girmay, Demetria Martínez, Valerie Martínez, Pat Mora, Mary Helen Ponce, Francis Santana, Gary Soto, and Gina Valdés.
Atravesada first explores la frontera as a literal place: from voice to voice, it ranges from a “powerful mother,” “a wall of barbed lies,” a “sleeping beauty.” The geographic traversing soon turns inward, and explores the varied linguistic experiences of those who have crossed the border. In “Learning English,” a coffee klatch of women struggle to express themselves in a foreign tongue; “Refugee Ship” speaks of a woman “orphaned from [her] Spanish name.” Soto’s “Spanish” and Mora’s “Legal Alien” are clever portraits of growing up bilingual and bicultural.
Next is the physical, U.S.-Mexico border. Here are the stories of the maqui girls who work in the dangerous borderland factories, la migra’s raids on fields and cars, a woman demanding justice for those without papers.
Atravesada continues with the powerful and uplifting theme of Love in the Borderlands – and Love as a Borderland. This border can connect two people, as in Gaspar de Alba’s tongue-in-cheek “Making Tortillas,” or can fail to span the void in Cervantes’ “Para un Revolucionario.” Cisneros’ “You Bring Out the Mexican in Me” is an irreverent, delightful tour-de-force.
Paired with romantic love is familial love, and the show ends with these voices. “Don’t Give In, Chicanita,” Anzaldúa begs; and after stories of scrubbing dishes and dancing folklórico and playing baseball, we know she won’t.
Atravesada is enacted poetry performed as mix of solo and ensemble pieces, and features the performances of Julia Gay, Esta Gutierrez, Jonathan Harrell, Alix Hudson, Argos MacCallum, Juliet Salazar, Jojo Sena de Tarnoff, James Stake, Roxanne Tapia, Jeni Tincher, Paola Vengoechea Martini, and Cristina Vigil.
Atravesada runs two weekends, Friday through Sunday: January 18-28. Showtimes are 7:30pm, except for 2pm matinee Sundays. Admission is free, with a suggested donation range of $5-$15. Tickets are available online at
atravesada2019.brownpapertickets.com. To make a reservation and purchase tickets at the door, please call[masked].
For more information, visit teatroparaguas.org.
contact: Argos MacCallum [masked][masked]