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Suggested Donation – $10.00 - $20.00

Date & Time Details: 3/11/2021, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PT

Location: Zoom (online)

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Wind, Flag, Mind Moves – Global Poetry Reading

con Ernest Padilla

March 11, 2021

Wind, Flag, Mind Moves – a Binational Contemplative Writers Series.

Mindfulness and creativity in the time of quarantine has proven to be challenging. But now more than ever, as we find ourselves unable to go outward, we are presented with the opportunity to turn inward. The Wind, Flag, Mind Moves series is an offering of exchanges designed to inspire writers along the creative path.

Join us for this unique virtual line-up of readings, workshops and discussions, where we engage with notable authors and meditation practitioners as we explore the relationship of contemplative practices, social action, and the written word.

Featured Guest: Ernest Padilla, Poet & Author, Publisher and Literature Professor 

DATE: March 11, 2021
START TIME: 5:00 pm Pacific/ 6:00 pm Mountain / 7:00 pm Central / 8:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 pm Atlantic 

This is a one hour virtual event that will feature selected readings by Ernest Padilla. The program will be moderated by Mayela Padilla, Casa Werma & Gabriela Padilla, California Institute of the Arts.

This writers series is open to everyone; no prerequisites. This series is offered in English; however, Spanish interpretation will be made available for participants whose first language is Spanish. Please register early and let us know if that is true for you.

Writers Series hosted by Mayela Padilla and Tim Z. Hernandez, Sponsored by Casa Werma and the University of Texas El Paso Department of Creative Writing.

Virtual Global Reading: FREE by generous sponsorship. Suggested donation: $10 – $20 usd. We invite all who are able to Pay-It-Forward. This is a year long writers series and by doing so, you make it possible for Casa Werma to cover our costs and offer scholarships to our workshop participants.

Program Details: This virtual event will be conducted on Zoom. At least 24 hours before the start time, a link to join the retreat will be sent to all registered participants via email.


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Ernest Padilla
Ernest Padilla was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  His parents were migrant farm workers, and, as one of seven children, he also did his share of picking cotton, grapes, prunes, etc. in Tulare, CA growing up. He received his doctorate degree from the University of California, San Diego in English and American Literature and has taught literature, composition and mathematics at several universities and colleges throughout his 40 year career. Dr. Padilla has published poems and stories here and there and is also the publisher-editor of Lalo Press which has published mostly books of poetry by Mexican American women. …
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