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Turtle Island to Abya Yala: an anthology by Native American & Latina women

Sunday, June 17, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Celebrate the first San Francisco reading & book release of the anthology Turtle Island to Abya Yala. On this Father’s Day, enjoy the poetry and stories on love and resilience, collectively and singularly interweaved by these Native women from the Bay.

MC Jean Melesaine

Cathy Arellano, Xicana
Kim Shuck (Cherokee)
Sherry Wilson (Dine’, Pee Posh)
Mica Valdez (Mexica)
Amy Wagner (Pomo, Concow)
Nanette Bradley Deetz (Dakota, Cherokee)
Maya Chinchilla, Guatemalan

Cathy Arellano — “Words have given me worlds. Living in Burque’s South Valley it reminds me of my Mission (SF, CA) except it’s kinda rural.” http://lifeinthebleachers.blogspot.com

Kim Shuck — is a middle-aged art nerd with grown children and an obsessive streak. http://kimshuck.com

Sherry Wilson — likes words. She doesn’t much like talking on the phone, but words are freedom. There are singing words, rolling words…but mostly she tries to plant words like trees. http://www.perasf.com

Mica Valdez –- is a passionate warrior and an unapologetic romantic who enjoys good medicine in many forms. laughter. nature. ceremony. dance. http://machafemme.tumblr.com

Amy Wagner –was born in Denver, Colorado in 1980 and is an enrolled member of the Round Valley Indian Reservation. She currently is studying architecture, engineering and Chinese.

Nanette Bradley Deetz — is a spoken word performer in the band Redbird Giving. http://www.redbirdgiving.com

Maya Chinchilla — is a poet-performer, filmmaker, and two-spirited diva. She is a founding member of poetry performance trio, Las Manas. http://www.facebook.com/mayachinchilla

Invited youth:

Miguel Avila — (P’urepecha) was born in Oakland in 1996. He is an artist who works with multiple mediums.

Anthology contains art in full color and poetry by over 60 Native American and Latina women and is printed sustainably. Copies will be available for purchase ($28.00). All donations will fund the 2nd anthology by Malinalli Press, which will give a platform to global indigenous voices. This book project will focus on themes of resiliency and protection of mother earth, water and women.

free event – no alcohol – no drugs – positive vibes


Sunday, June 17, 2012
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Modern Times Bookstore Collective