Monday, June 30, 2008

Vincent Toro at Fiesta Trails

The following message is from Jim Brandenburg:

Vincent Toro is our featured poet for Wednesday, July 2, at the Fiesta Trails Barnes and Noble. The feedback session will be a 6 PM with Peter Holland and Tom E. Open mike will follow at 7 PM, and Vincent will go on at 8 PM.

Vincent Toro is a Puerto Rican poet, playwright, performer, and music producer from New York. Currently Theater Arts Director at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, he is also a teaching artist who has worked with Gemini Ink, Teacher and Writers Collaborative, Dreamyard, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Arts and Sciences, and The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

Mr. Toro was a finalist for the 2008 Artist Foundation Award, an Honorable Mention for the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize, winner of Global Rhythm Magazine's 2003 Unsigned Artist Competition, and 2001 associate artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida. Toro has recently become a member of the Macondo Foundation Writers Group. His plays have been staged at INTAR, The Point CDC, the 2005 Songs from Coconut Hill Festival of Latino Playwrights, and the 2005 Urban Pop Theater Festival. Mr. Toro has been published in Coloring Book: An Anthology of Multicultural Poems and Stories , Word is Bond, Rattapallax' Shortfuse, The Paterson Literary Review, Vallum, and Bordersenses.

Come out for a great evening of poetry,
Jim Brandenburg and Josie Mixon