The Guild Literary Complex is proud to host and welcome back to Chicago poet and activist Luis J. Rodriguez. Rodriguez is co-founder of the Guild and was active in Chicago with poetry, gangs, prisons, the homeless, and migrant communities for fifteen years. He now lives in Los Angeles where in 2014 Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed him the official Poet Laureate of the city. Luis has 15 books in poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including “Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.” He is founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co -founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley. His last book, “It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing” was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award.
$5 suggested donation, but pay-what-you-can. No one will be turned away.
This reading is sponsored by Poets & Writers, Inc. It will take place at the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (4048 W. Armitage).
More info at www.guildcomplex.org
Photo credit: Arlene Mejorado