Havana Comes To Providence! Well, not all of Havana. That would be absurd. And probably illegal since President Obama is too preoccupied these days to lift the embargo. But Ada Books is offering you something much better than jail time and cheaper than a plane ticket to Cuba.
On Friday, March 27th, at 7:30pm, witness with us the words and, possibly, the gesticulations of Bob Arellano and Achy Obejas. They each have a freshly minted novel out (with Akashic Books) and they want to read to you from them. They'll even scribble their names on them for you if you're bold enough to buy a copy. Now, would it be too corny if I ended by urging you along with a gringo-inflected vamanos!?
And! Also! Aswell! On Saturday, March 28th, at 6pm,
observe Deborah Poe and Karen Leona Anderson reading their own words in an outloud manner.
They, too, have books which they'd be ever so
happy to sign for those who are passionate
about poetry. Groupies welcome!
Plus: Karen Leona Anderson will be leading a salon at
The Providence Athenaeum this Friday from 5-7pm.
Plusplus: This Saturday, after you've soaked up some
poems, be sure to bathe in the soothing rain of sounds
that are Comaneci, Annikki Dawn and Bob Corn. They'll be playing next door at White Electric.