Thanks to Joseph Rios, here is a sample of the open mic at Macondo Writers’ Workshop 2016 in San Antonio. It starts with Carribean Fragoza and ends with yours truly reading the MOZ fans tribute poem, “Lover’s Letter.” Much love to Laurie Ann Guerrero for all her hard work, and to Alex Espinoza and Tim Z. Hernandez for their teachings.
And of course, the beautiful Joe Jimenez writes about teaching the young writers at this link.
“I’d be lying if I said I never am starstruck, which is a wonderful idea in and of itself, that a star might strike our bodies, touch our muscles and bones, an impact on the red flesh of heart, skin and eyes that look upon the world. Scientifically, being struck by a star isn’t such a beautiful event or perhaps it is. Incineration. Going back into the nobility of the universe, its gases, its dark mass, its heat, each a possibility of scientific beauty and God. And that’s some of the wonder of Macondo – possibility. Both can exist, more. All at once.”
Photo by Macondista Xochitl Julissa Bermejo: clockwise: liz gonzalez, Tischa Reichle, Carribean Fragoza.