Monday, December 27, 2004

And Now, The News ...


Panel session on Chicana/o Environmental Writing at the Sixth Biennial Conference, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment June 21-25, 2005, University of Oregon

Walden Pond in Aztlán?: Chicana/o Writing and the Environment

Papers may consider: discussions of specific works by Mexican American and Chicana/o writers in an environmental context, such as María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Jovita Gonzáles, María Cristina Mena, Américo Paredes, Cherríe Moraga, Ana Castillo, Denise Chávez, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Ray Gonzáles, and others; or, reflections on specific challenges and/or insights resulting from considering Chicana/o writers in an environmental context, including but not limited to environmental justice, land rights, bioregional identity, political activism, traditional environmental knowledge, environmental citizenship, and more.

Please submit 1-page abstracts to Priscilla Ybarra at
Priscilla Solis YbarraPh.D. Candidate LecturerRice University Yale UniversityDepartment of English American Studies Phone: (713) 294-1278 Fall 2004 For more info:

A note from Texas writer David Rice:

Hello teachers/friends. Over the past year I have been working with some high school students in Kyle Texas to help write a college hand book for young students. "Wiley's Way" is the book. Already folks from the Rio Grande Valley have ordered class room sets for schools in Edcouch Elsa and McAllen.

Please visit the website:

The book is bilingual and very colorful. I think it will be a good book to get our students to start thinking about college at a very early age.

thanks, david rice

Voices of the New Sun: Songs and Stories / Voces del Nuevo Sol: Cantos y Cuentos

The 155 page anthology contain the works of 38 local authors, some very well-known, e.g., Jose Montoya, Francisco Alarcon, Olivia Castellano and others, as well as some for whom this will be their first work published. It contains the tribute poem, Las Murales, by the late Phil Goldvarg. Order it by mail, sending a check for $13.50, made out to Aztlan Cultural; mail to: Escritores del Nuevo Sol, P.O. Box 162714, Sacramento, CA 95816-2714.

For more information, call (916) 456-5323, or (916) 451-1372.Website:

"The Blood Cake Vendor and Other Stories" by J. L. Navarro

This collection of 43 stories has just been released and includes pieces published in Cafe Irreal, BIGnews Magazine, 3AM Magazine, Angeleno Stories, Suspects Thoughts, Shadowkeep, Margin, Aphelion, Bastard Fiction, Gang Related, Con Safos, XhismeArte, The Murder Hole, The House of Pain, Blue Food, Savage Night, Apocalypse Fiction, and The Dream People.

The book is 522 pages in length and is available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats. For more info:

Manuel Ramos