Doug Johnson, Poetry Reading May 17th, 7pm in the Writing Center.
Doug Johnson was born in Denver Colorado and is a writer, musician, and artist. He is the founder of Cave Moon Press, a non-profit literary press dedicated to underserved populations and literature. Doug also creates hand-made greeting cards entitled, "Mandala Magic," and hopes to continue illustrating other projects. Indeed, a former graphic artist, he still designs books, CD jackets, and book covers, but he most enjoys collaborating with artists and authors. In 1998, in collaboration with Dan Peters of Blue Begonia Press, Doug won "Best Letterpress Design" at the Bumbershoot Arts Festival in Seattle for his first book design. Doug's poems have appeared in Audience Review and Poesia, and his photos have made the cover of Audience Review and Tipton Review. Doug's book of poetry and prose, "Black Mountain Whispers: A Tribute to Raymond Carver," is available at CaveMoonPress.org.
¡Mariachi y Corrido!
Thurs. May 13th & Fri. the 14th
Music historian Dr. Álvaro Ochoa Serrano is coming to central Washington from Michoacán this week.
He will give a presentation on "The Mariachi Tradition" at 7:00 p.m. at CWU in Dean 104 on Thursday, May 13.
He will give another talk entitled "The Corrido and the Bajío Rebellion" in Yakima on Friday the 14th at 6:30 p.m. at YVCC in the Deccio Higher Education Building Parker Room.
Dr. Ochoa works as a Researcher at the Centro de Estudios de las Tradiciones and Professor at the Colegio de Michoacán in Mexico. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Los Angeles.
The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and the Secretariat of Culture of the State of Michoacán are proud to present this fifth installment of the "Mexico 1810-1910-2010" series, which celebrates daily life in Michoacán during Mexican Independence and the Revolution. In 2010 Mexico is celebrating the bicentennial of its independence and the 100th anniversary of the start of the Revolution.