Celebrate Women & Latino ‘Roots’ & Culture w. Isis Storm, Sofrito Entertainment & Dominican Writer, Alicia Anabel Santos

28 Sep

COMING UP THURSDAY, SEP 29:

Sofrito Entertainment, Isis Storm, and Providence Inner City Arts Present…

Alicia Anabel Santos at
Native Tongues & Spoken Words:
Bilingual Poetry Night and Open Mic

Thursday, September 29,
7:00-10:00 PM
Roots@Providence Inner City Arts
276 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

$5.00 admission

Join Sofrito Entertainment, Isis Storm, and Providence Inner City Arts in association with the RI Latino Community Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month to welcome Dominican writer Alicia Anabel Santos directly from NYC sharing works from her August 2011 release, “Finding Your Force: A Journey to Love.”  The evening includes an open mic for poets, storytellers, and other lyricists and performers sharing works in English, Spanish, and/or any language of their choosing.

Interested in performing in the Open Mic or have a referral for the night’s feature performer? Email beginthestorm@gmail.com or jessica.simes@yahoo.com.

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MORE ON FINDING YOUR FORCE…

Finding Your Force: A Journey to Love is a memoir written in the form of a love letter to a daughter. In this intimate conversation we journey into the darkest parts of Alicia’s soul. We walk with her as she digs deep underneath the ruins where all her secrets are kept. Santos is being called on an excavation to stop running and face those moments that have transformed her from surviving rape, healing through loss and coming out as a lesbian. This is a journey about life, death and rebirth. Alicia tells her daughter a story that is raw and heart wrenching. It is not a love story but definitely a story of love. The book is available on Amazon for $19.99. Copies will also be available for sale at the event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR…

Alicia Anabel Santos is a Latina Writer, Producer and Playwright. She is a New York-born Dominican who is passionate about writing works that empower and inspire women to find their voices. Currently, she is completing her historical fiction novel titled, The Daughters of the Revolution. She is the Founder of the New York City Latina Writers Group. Santos has been traveling for three years working on the documentary Afrolatinos: The Untaught Story (WWW.AFROLATINOS.TV) and her play I WAS BORN was chosen as part of the ONE Festival in NYC, where she takes you through the labyrinth of Latin America where seven brave women tell you their stories. Alicia lives in Harlem, NYC with her daughter Courtniana. She works as a freelance writer and activist against sexual and physical abuse towards women and children. She attended New York University and Rhode Island College.

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