2003 ... DREAMWALKING ... 2004



"The Pen and the Word"
Rosslyn Spectrum

Saturday, March 20


In Spanish with Live English Dubbing.

Free admission! Contributions gratefully accepted.

A Latina Fiesta with poetry and song... Feel the fire of an entire continent! Poets, musicians, actors, poetry-lovers, come celebrate what is most current in Hispanic Poetry. Our Poetry Marathon is still the only one of its kind - and it's for the whole family to enjoy!

Homage to Pablo Neruda for his 100th Birthday

Our local poets…
Luis Alberto Ambroggio (Argentina), Naomi Ayala (Puerto Rico), Rei Berroa (Dominican Republic), Consuelo Hernández (Colombia), Milagros Terán (Nicaragua)

Our poets from further away…
Manuel Cortés-Castañeda (Colombia), Margarito Cuéllar and Alejandro Palma (Mexico), Fernando Operé (Spain), René Rodríguez Soriano (Dominican Republic) Orlando Rossardi (Cuba), Gladys Ilarregui (Argentina)

The Pen and the Word Poetry Marathon celebrates the participation of these renowned poets from Spain, Latin America and the USA. Together they raise their voices, along with young, heretofore unknown poets, to pay homage to that Greater Voice, Pablo Neruda.

Additional, special participation by:

D.C. Poets Against the War

Lizza Bogado (Asunción - Paraguay), songs in Spanish and Guaraní, Paraguay’s native language.

El Mundo Flamenco de Don Quijote, Compañía Danzamarina (baile flamenco).

Booksale, Concessions, Cash Bar, Silent Auction, Poetic Activities, and Much More!

This event takes place with special funding from the Arlington County Cultural Affairs Division & Arlington Commission for the Arts, Continental Airlines, OASIS Travel,
Grupo Folklórico Nuevo Paraguay and Friends of Teatro de la Luna.


Young's People Poetry Marathon




Saturday, March 20

2:00 pm
Opening - Pablo Neruda, His Voice and His Image
2:15 pm
First Round of Invited Poets: Gladys Ilarregui, Manuel Cortés Castañeda, René Rodríguez Soriano, Milagros Terán
3:15 pm
The Flamenco World of Don Quixote (flamenco dance) Danzamarina Company
3:45 pm
The People's Voice: 1st Open Mike Session (previous sign up)
4:15 pm
Second Round of Invited Poets: Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Consuelo Hernández, Alejandro Palma, Orlando Rossardi
5:15 pm
DC Poets Against the War: Sarah Browning, Yael Flusberg, Esther Iverem, Mike Maggio, Joseph Ross
6:00 pm
The People's Voice: 2nd Open Mike Session (previous sign up)
6:30 pm
Third Round of Invited Poets: Naomi Ayala, Rei Berroa, Margarito Cuéllar, Fernando Operé
7:30 pm
Paraguay Sings and Lizza Bogado is its Voice
8:00 pm
The People's Voice: Last Open Mike Session
9:00 pm
Closing - "El abrazo fraterno" (the fraternal embrace)