WESPAC Poetry Cafe

 

A fundraising gathering to support the work of

WESPAC

 

Enjoy an evening of poetry and spoken word

With Remi Kanazi, Terry Dugan and Catalina Restrepo

Remi Kanazi is a Palestinian-American poet and writer based in New York City.
He is the editor of the recently released collection of poetry, spoken word, hip hop, and art, Poets For Palestine.
His political commentary has been featured in print and online media throughout the world, including Alternet, CounterPunch, ZNet, the Khaleej Times, News From Within and Radical Society. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, including outlets such as Al Jazeera English, BBC radio, GRITTv with Laura Flanders, WBAI, Dandana, the Struggle, and Citizen’s Radio.  He is currently working on his first collection of poetry, due out next spring.

Terry Dugan has been a WESPAC supporter for several years and began writing poetry about the war and about women and children with AIDS when she  was working on a Master’s Degree in writing at Manhattanville College.  Her AIDS poetry has won several awards, including an honorable mention in the Greenburgh poetry contest in 2005 and a first place in the ARTS for AIDS competition.  Terry  was invited to read an AIDS poem at a conference at the United Nations in 2006.  Her war poetry has been published in Women’s Studies Quarterly, online at protest poems.org, in the anthology The Form of Matter, and in the Anthology of New England Poets 2008.  Her war poetry has been awarded honorable mention in the Nicholson Political Poetry contest and a commendation in the New England Writers 20th Annual Free Verse contest. 

Catalina Restrepo was born in Medellin, Colombia. A poet, musician and singer, Catalina has performed in her home country of Colombia, a variety of musical groups as a student at White Plains High School, and other groups in Westchester County where she now resides. Some of the greatest influences on her music and poetry have been Antares, the first musical group of which she was a part, a stormy childhood and discontent with the social issues of her country. She is currently a teacher of the Spanish language and an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher assistant. Catalina dreams in poetry and aims to inspire her students everyday. She is also working to create a poetry and art collective for Spanish speakers in Westchester County.

 

 

 Friday, Nov. 6, 2009

7:00pm to 9:00pm

 

WESPAC FOUNDATION

17 Marble Avenue, second floor

Pleasantville, New York

(1 block from the PleasantvilleMetro North Train Station)

Phone:  914-449-6514          www.wespac.org           [email protected]

 

Parking is available in lot behind building as well as on the street

No one turned away, $10 contribution requested at the door

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