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Pop-Up: Los Porteños

Sat, Nov 5, 2016 from 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Juan Antonio TrujillobyroN sun, and Ivonne Saed, members of the Portland Latino Writers group, Los Porteños, will read from their works.

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Los Porteños

Los Porteños is committed to making Latino and Latin American literature an integral part of the Portland community and Oregon's literary legacy. They are dedicated to raising Latinx voices and to raising awareness of diverse languages, canons, stories and cultures. Since 2006, they have presented annual literary readings for Day of the Dead at Milagro Theatre and in 2011, they began hosting a William Stafford Birthday featuring original, multilingual poetry and prose written in response to Stafford poems. They have participated in numerous community-building projects, including a Noche de Neruda reading at Literary Arts, a staged reading of Marrano Justice in collaboration with Congregation Ahavath Achim, and their debut theatrical work, Words That Burn, supported by 20 sponsors ranging from non-profit funders and Asian-American, Latino and peace organizations to universities and libraries.
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Juan Antonio Trujillo

Juan Antonio Trujillo (he/him, él in Spanish) is an independent scholar and artist whose autoethnographic exploration of intersectional queer and Latinx identities encompasses academic and creative writing in Spanish and English, photography, and experimental nonfiction film. A linguist by training, Juan Antonio’s work reflects deep curiosity about non-verbal languages we create around complex marginalized identities and desires. His creative writing has appeared in Feminist Formations and the Headcase anthology on queer mental health, and his short nonfiction film Topografías Eróticas exploring his own erotic geography within Portland’s queer spaces screened at Ethnografilm 2022 in Paris.
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Ivonne Saed

Graphic designer, writer, translator, and photographer, Ivonne Saed has extensively explored the crossroads between the visual and the textual, both in her creative work and in teaching. She is the author of the novel Triple crónica de un nombre (Lectorum, 2003) and the non-fiction Sobre Paul Auster: Autoría, distopía y textualidad (Lectorum, 2009). She co-authored Literatura: imaginación, identidad y poder, Vampiros transmundanos y tan urbanos, and ¡Madres! Cuentos (y precauciones) de maternidad. Saed has published book reviews, short fiction and photos in periodicals like Reforma and Crónica (Mexico), Literal Magazine (US), and Arquivo Maaraví (Brazil). Her documentary Naïve premiered in 2011 as part of Object Stories, a Portland Art Museum project, and she produced Vida Sefaradí: A Century of Sephardic Life in Portland. Saed has taught at Marylhurst University, Oregon State University and Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico), and she’s been a Delve Seminar guide for Literary Arts, in Portland, Oregon, since 2011. Her work has been discussed by academics in a number of publications and it has been staged by Jewish Theatre Collaborative (Portland) and Jewish Women’s Theatre (Los Angeles).
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byroN José sun

byroN José sun has an MFA in bilingual creative writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. His mission is to use creativity to promote a vision of humanity, compassion, sacrifice, courage, and justice, by exploring life in both violence and nonviolence. He strongly believes the writer mustn’t try to replace the world with a less violent version, but rather present it as it is, to force people to feel and think of their place in the world. For a moment, he wants the reader to suspend their reality, their own perspective—”to send them spinning in a different direction so they can experience the things I have seen firsthand.”
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