The Flamenco Poets Society has produced original programing since its inception. Below is a selection of our past events.
Celebrating Caribbean Women Poets – Poetry and Dance
Julia de Burgos, Puerto Rico and Nancy Morejón, Cuba. Reading by Lorena B. Fernandez; Sevillanas dance by Angie Wendeborn.
Eyes of a Blue Dog & Big Mama’s Funeral
Gabriel García Marquez Short Stories. Guest readers, Jere Pfister and Ben Lind.
My Book On Spain
Lecture & readings from two poets oppressed by the Franco regime: Antonio Machado & Pablo Neruda
Latin American Women Poets
Gabriela Mistral, Alfonsina Storni, Rosario Castellanos, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
España en el Corazón – Spain in the Heart
Pablo Neruda & Rafael Alberti a bilingual reading by Ben Lind. Argentine Tango – Dance presentation by Joan Bishop and Raúl Edwards.
Celebrating Women Poets From Spain & Latin America
Carmen Conde & Gabriela Mistral
The Poetry of Mexican Poet Homero Aridjis
Original music interpretation by Hsin-Jung Tsai, pianist & Thomas Helton, bass; poetry reading by Lorena B. Fernandez.
Poetry & Film
A reading of poems by Rafael Alberti & a screening of Tony Gatlif’s 1994 gypsy-culture documentary, Latcho Drom.
A Portrait of Carmen Amaya “Queen of the Gypsies”
A documentary by Jocelyn Ajami. A feature length biography of the greatest Gypsy performer to bring the Art of Flamenco to the international stage.
Forbidden Gardens by Jere Pfister – The author read three pieces from her book of memoirs.
The Story of Two Women – Featuring “My life in Phoenix” and “The House My Mother Built”.
Tales from Tejas – The Story of Three Men – Co-sponsored by Poets & Writer’s.
Surreal Dreams – Pin Lim, narrator – Thomas Helton, music interpretation.
“The Art of Reading Aloud” – offered upon request.
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Fresh Arts Cultured Cocktails
The Society’s flamenco happy hour and annual “Pablo Neruda” birthday celebration sponsored by Fresh Arts and Bar Boheme in Houston.