Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Party with The Enclave on Sat. March 29th @3:30PM


The Enclave celebrates a year of innovative writing with a reading featuring: Carmen Boullosa, Naief Yehya, Eduardo Mitre, Jose Manuel Prieto & musical guests The Hot Magic

Saturday, March 29th 3:30 PM
Kenny's Castaways, 157 Bleecker Street, 212-979-9762
For updates and more info go to:
Free and open to the public
*Free Sangria(until it runs out) and drink specials

“He had meant to shut his eyes. But, when the train came in sight, he kept them wide open, bunched himself together, and held his breath though his mouth was gaping...With a rattle and a roar the light bore down on him, and the roar swelled to such a din as he had never heard in his life before, so tremendous that he almost fancied he was dead already...” - ?????

Know where this quote comes from? Come to Kenny's on the 29th and find out. You’re invited in. Come. Be a part of the Enclave.

Carmen Boullosa is one of México's leading novelists, poets and playwrights. She has won several literary awards including the Anna Seghers in Berlin, the Liberatur in Frankfurt and the prestigious Premio Xavier Villaurrutia in Mexico. Boullosa has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the New York Public Library´s Center for Scholars and Writers and a Distinguished Visitor at Columbia University and Georgetown University, among others. She has published twelve novels, among them La otra mano de Lepanto (published by Siruela, in Spain, and by Fondo de Cultura Económica, in Mexico). Her latest book, The Perfect Novel (a science-fiction novel set in Brooklyn), was published this year by Alfaguara in Mexico. Along with Salman Rushdie, in 2000 she founded the Mexico City House for Persecuted Writers in Mexico City. She is currently a Distinguished Lecturer at City College, New York.

Naief Yehya was born in Mexico City. A novelist, journalist and cultural critic, Yehya has written for numerous magazines and newspapers in Mexico and published several works of fiction and nonfiction such as the novel Obras sanitarias (Sanitary Works, 1992), The Transformed Body. Cyborgs and our Technological Heritage in the Real World and Science Fiction (2001), War and Propaganda: Mass Media and the Myth of War in the US (2003), and, Pornografía: sexo mediatizado y pánico moral (Pornography: Mediated Sex and Moral Panic (2004). He has lived in Brooklyn since 1992.

Eduardo Mitre, a poet born in Bolivia, has published his books of poetry, Morada, Mirabilia, Desde tu cuerpo, Razón ardiente, Ferviente humo, Elegía a una muchacha y Línea de otoño, among others, in some of the most renowned Spanish poetry houses (Visor, Pretextos, Vuelta). He is also author of several books on Latin American poetry, among them Huidobro, hambre de espacio y sed de cielo. His most recent book is El paraguas de Manhattan (Manhattan´s Umbrella). He has been a professor at Columbia University, Dartmouth College and Universidad Católica Boliviana. Currently he teaches at St. John's University.

José Manuel Prieto was born in Havana, Cuba. He is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction including the international acclaimed Livadia (which was published in English in 2001 as Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire), Enciclopedia de una vida en Rusia, El Tartamudo y la rusa (short stories), and most recently Rex(a novel), among others. Prieto's work has been translated to many languages with an exceptional critical reception. He has been a Fellow at The New York Public Library's Center for Scholars and Writers and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Prieto has taught at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE) in Mexico City and is currently a Visiting Professor at Cornell University.

The Hot Magic is a psychedelic electro band from Baltimore Maryland.
Their website is:

Coordinated by The Enclave Writers Association

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