Voces 2013 Featured in ABQ Arts & Entertainment!!!

Voces 2013 Featured in ABQ Arts & Entertainment!!!

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“The Selfless Shelf” is acting as this year’s digital publication of the Voces 2013 program. Visit this link (http://abqarts.com/?p=12941) to check out some of the highlights of a very successful 12th year of the Voces Teen Writing Intensive at National Hispanic Cultural Center and an impressive cadre of writers. Thank you to ABQ Arts & Entertainment for giving our young authors some digital ink, to Urban Verbs for facilitating and to McCune Charitable Foundation for making this opportunity available to New Mexico’s fastest rising stars of the literary mesa. Make sure you get your future author in this program next year!

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July 29, 2013 · 11:52 pm

Voces 2013 Crew Honors the Legacy of ABQ Slam Legend Kenn Rodriguez

Representatives of the Voces 2013 program honored the work and person of National Poetry Slam Champion and ABQ Slam Pioneer Kenn Rodriguez on New Mexico PBS’s ¬°Colores! program. Check out Tescia, Sandy and Sebastian midway through the first segment!

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July 29, 2013 · 11:38 pm

Voces Teen Short Story Author is Published in New Mexico Mercury

Every Monday through Friday for the month of June, from 9am to 4pm, a group of teenagers have devoted themselves to the art of being heard. These teen authors have bought into a 12 year-old program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center called Voces. This teen summer writing intensive was facilitated by the multimedia hip hop theater collaborative Urban Verbs, under the direction of Hakim Bellamy, Carlos Contreras and Colin Diles Hazelbaker. Throughout the month these young writers, with interest that vary from poetry to music to politics to comedy to short stories, were given the freedom and form to develop their innate writing talent. Guest presenters were brought in as experts on different styles of writing and performance, as well as visual art, choreography and communications/media training.

Earlier this month, the Voces family was treated to a visit by New Mexico Mercury’s V.B. Price. Price made the students an offer they couldn’t refuse, when he invited them so submit stories to the Mercury for consideration. The first of those submissions was vetted and deemed “fit to print!” This young author writes by the name Alexandria Brown…and is one of the two youngest students in the Voces program this year. As part of the 2013 Voces cohort tagged as “the brightest stars on the mesa,” Ms. Brown is a very bright star indeed.

You can see Alexandra Brown (under her birth name) as well as the other Voces 2013 young authors on Friday, June 28th at 7pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Admission is free! Please support youth literacy and legacy in New Mexico. Join the Facebook event and share widely. Thank you.

View Alexandria Brown’s Finger on My Gun to My Dear Juliet http://newmexicomercury.com/blog/comments/youth_voces_on_display_this_friday

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June 28, 2013 · 1:31 am

Voces Six Word Bio: “Rockstar Camp for NM Teen Writers.”

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Voces on TV!

Voces 2013 participants Simon, Tatyana and Serafina go LIVE on television Wednesday morning with The Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens & Erin Muffoletto on Comcast Cable Channel 26. They talk about the month and the End of Program Performance coming up on Friday, June 28th 7pm @ the National Hispanic Cultural Center! FREE SHOW!

See the first segment here, and then watch the second half of the segment (that features Serafina reading a poem) here: http://youtu.be/mzhBg8KdOlg

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June 27, 2013 · 12:06 am

TWITTER “TWORT” STORY BY VOCES2013 COHORT! #Realtime #Twerp #Twerk #ETC #etc …

Follow our TWITTER “TWORT” STORY! Each student takes a leg of the short story in 131 characters or less #Voces2013 @Voces2013. See what we come up with. (Tip: Read from the bottom up ;)

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Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop with Santa Fe Poet Laureate Emeritus Valerie Martinez & Dr. Shelle Sanchez

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Ekphrasis (also spelled “echprasis”) is a direct transcription from the Greek ek, “out of,” and phrasis, “speech” or “expression.” Ekphrastic writing is poetry/prose that comments upon another art form, e.g., a poem about a photograph or a novel about a film.

 

Thank you Val and Shelle for giving our students the experience of a lifetime.

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