The Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) at Porterville College
Is proud to present a special event featuring
Artist & Writer
“…And homeless, near a thousand homes I stood”:
Poetry Reading and Discussion
Friday, April 6th, 2018 - 7-8 p.m.
Porterville College Theater
Reception with Artist in Porterville College Art Gallery 8-9 p.m.
Dixie Salazar will be reading selections of her poetry from several of her published works, including her newest poetry collection, Altar for Escaped Voices. Many of the poems she will read relate to her work with the homeless over the last twenty years. She will also talk about her experiences volunteering as a consultant and board member at the Dakota Eco Garden in Fresno, a transitional shelter for homeless men and women in Fresno, and as a board member and secretary of the Eco Village Project, which works to build alternative, green, eco-friendly shelters in Fresno.
Dixie Salazar is a Central Valley artist and the author of several books of poetry, including Hotel Fresno (1988), Reincarnation of the Commonplace (1999), a national poetry award winner, Blood Mysteries (2003), Flamenco Hips and Red Mud Feet (2009), Altar for Escaped Voices (2013), and her newest collection Voice of the Wind, published by Brandenburg Press in 2018. She has also written the novel Limbo (1995) and the young adult fantasy novel Carmen and Chia Mix Magic (2014). Her oil paintings and collage work have been exhibited throughout California and can be seen at the Silva/Salazar studios at 654 Van Ness in Fresno, California.
A collection of Dixie Salazar’s art can currently be seen at the Porterville College Art Gallery (Hours: M-Th 12-2 & 4-6 p.m.), which will close on April 6th following her gallery reception after her poetry reading. Limited copies of her written publications are available in the PC bookstore, which will also be open following her talk in the theater.
For more on Dixie Salazar, go to dixiesalazar.com
CHAP events are FREE and OPEN to the public – ALL are welcome
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Out of respect to our presenter and audience, doors will be closed approximately 10 minutes after the start of the event OR when the theater has reached capacity. Due to safety regulations, once the theater is full no additional people can be admitted.