Lecturas

In partnership with the Chicago Public Library, Luis Mejico is proud to present Lecturas. Lecturas, part of Hispanic Heritage Month, serves as a platform for members of the Chicago Hispanic and Latinx community to come together and share their experiences through a live reading of poetry and prose. The readings from this series will question and celebrate what it means to carry the Hispanic identity in this city. Reflecting on personal and shared histories, these works will inspire discussion around the social, economic, and political issues faced by the Hispanic community. Lecturas will allow the voices of these artists to be heard as they share stories of pride, strength, resilience, frustration, and triumph from the Hispanic community of the City.

The readings will take place on the dates that mark the beginning and end of Hispanic Heritage Month; on September 15th, Lecturas will take place at the Lozano Branch Library from 6:30pm to 8pm. On October 15th, Lecturas will take place at Mejico’s neighborhood library, the Albany Park Branch, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Both dates will feature the same artists, and there will be time for responses from the audience at both occasions.

Writers:

Antonio Miguel Morales
Juan Carlos Corredor
Erika Doyle
Prince Moreno
Johanny Vázquez Paz
Gerardo Cardenas
Carlos Antonio Piñon,
Marisol Vélez
Sasha Perez
Selena Sandoval
Yuridia Gutierrez