LATIN HORROR has teamed up with Editorial Trance as a media sponsor of its 'Historias Paranormales Bajo La Luna Llena / Full Moon Paranormal Stories' literary series, that presents literary artists and performers showcasing their paranormal stories and real life experiences of the unexplained. The series is hosted at the famed La Casa Azul Bookstore, located at 143 East 103rd Street [map] in NYC's Spanish Harlem. Admission: pay-what-you-can donation.
The next reading is Wednesday, September 18th @ 6PM and features:
Odilia Rivera Santos - Writer & Performer
Odilia Rivera-Santos was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and moved to the South Bronx with her family at almost six years old. The New York Public library system provided the bulk of her formal education; her metaphysical education comes by way of her mother Ramona. Rivera-Santos is a singer, poet, playwright, fiction writer and avid ponderer and reader of books and people. Her fiction, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in print and online journals. She's currently at work as the librettist for an opera for which Arturo O'Farrill will serve as composer. [www.latinaauthor.blogspot.com]
Christopher López - Writer & Performer
Christopher López is an aspiring sociologist concentrating on African & Latino women. On his spare time, he writes short stories and poetry with elements of African diaspora influences. A practitioner of the African Diaspora traditions with initiation into the dark secrets of Palo Mayombe, a Aborisha in the Lucumi tradition, and a Spiritualist/Trance Medium in Puerto Rican Spiritualism. [http://amethysterospathfinder.tumblr.com]
Carlos A. Valencia - Actor & Writer
Born in Santiago de Cali, Colombia; raised in Queens, New York. Began a two-year Stanislavsky actor intensive with Catherine Gaffigan in 1992. Early career stumbles led to enrollment in the two-year Meisner program at The William Esper Studio; was under Bill’s tutelage from 1998 to 2000. After an exciting decade as a consummate but struggling actor, Carlos departed briefly to major in Writing at The City College of New York (CCNY) under the tutelage of Lyn Di Iorio, Harold Vesser, Chet Kozlowski and Marc Palmieri. He is recipient of numerous awards: LATIN ACE Best Supporting Actor 2008 for “Nowhere On The Border” (a Spanish Repertory production); three HOLA Awards: Best Ensemble Cast 2006 for “Blanco” (a IATI production), Best Actor 2010 for “Las Facultades” (a Pregones production) and Best Play 2011 for “Aviones De Papel” (a Zerocompañía and LATEA co-production). [http://valenciacarlos.tumblr.com]