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Hosted by Lou Pizzitola.

Mexico City-born journalist, writer, and activist Gonzalo Aburto hosts Latino writers and poets Emanuel Xavier and Charlie Vázquez, for this rare and—sure to be—enjoyable evening of Latino words and mischief. Emanuel will read from his latest poetry collection “If Jesus Were Gay & other Poems,” and Charlie will read from “Contraband,” his latest queer Latino thriller—both published by Rebel Satori Press. Both titles will be available for purchasing and the writers will do a book-signing after they read and take questions from the audience. Come be a part of Latino lit history!

About them…

Emanuel Xavier is author of the novel, Christ Like, and editor of the anthologies Bullets & Butterflies: queer spoken word poetry and Mariposas: A Modern Anthology of Queer Latino Poetry. He has been featured on Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry, The New York Times, CNN, and his work has appeared in The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide. A spoken word/music compilation CD, Legendary- The Spoken Word Poetry of Emanuel Xavier, is available on iTunes. He lives in New York City and curates a spoken word poetry series at El Museo del Barrio.

Charlie Vázquez is a radical Bronx-bred writer of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. His fiction and essays have been published in anthologies such as Queer and Catholic (Taylor & Francis, 2007) and Best Gay Love Stories: NYC (Alyson, 2006). His writing has also appeared in print and online publications such as The Advocate, Chelsea Clinton News, New York Press and Ganymede Journal. Charlie hosts a monthly reading series called PANIC! at Nowhere in the East Village—which features original queer fiction and poetry. His second novel, Contraband, was just published by Rebel Satori Press.

Gonzalo Aburto is a journalist at El Diario/La Prensa, where he serves as editor for the Community and Metro sections. He is also executive producer of “The New Alternative,” a Latino rock music program that airs on WBAI, Sundays, 11AM-1PM. He is also the cofounder of HoMoVISIONES, an LGBT Latino television program and founder and director of POZ magazine in Spanish. His one-act play “Tremble” was a finalist in Pregones Theater’s Asunción competition. Gonzalo hopes to complete several other projects such as documentaries, photo books, poetry, his New York writings, among them, a novel.

At Barnes and Noble

82nd/Broadway, UWS (1 train to 86th)

Thursday, June 24th, 7PM, upstairs

Free and open to the public.

Info: 212-362-8835

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