THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: ALEJANDRO MORALES ON THE BRICK PEOPLE, CHRISTINE GRANADOS ON MAN OF THE HOUSE, ELSA ALMARAZ ON CARLOS ALMARAZ’S CAR CRASHES AND THE MUSIC GROUP QUETZAL ON MIGRA.
Wow, what a week on Latinopia! This week we feature acclaimed Chicano author Alejandro Morales speaking about his landmark novel The Brick People. This epic biographical novel fictionalizes the true life stories of the workers at the Simons Brick yard in Montebello, California without whose contributions the Southland could not have emerged from an agricultural economy to an industrial one. Check out Alejandro’s true life story told as fiction to reach many new audiences.
Also this week, Texas author Christine Granados reads a from her collection of short story “Brides and Sinners.” Here she reads “Man of the House,” casting a new light on family relations and gender roles.
And in art, check out distinguished artist Elsa Almaraz talking about the historic exhibit on the art of her late husband Carlos Almaraz. Among the many stunning paintings showcased in this 2017 exhibit at the Los Angeles,County Museum of Art is a series of paintings focusing on his iconic car crashes. Not to be missed.
And don’t overlook the performance of their original song, “Migra” performed by the East Los Angeles music group Queztal.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!