The mission of RED SUGARCANE PRESS is to present known and emerging artists and activists who reflect unique voices from the grassroots of the Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Latin@ and African diasporas.
RED SUGARCANE PRESS is rooted in the journey of indigenous and African peoples in the Americas who from the time of enslavement to the present have struggled for human rights and triumphed through the courage and tenacity of many generations.
The Third International Book Fair will be held from March 3rd to March 8th 2014 in the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. This year's theme is "History Unites Us."
The conference is dedicated to the distinguished historian Dr. Fernando Bayrón Toro for his outstanding contribution to the political, social and cultural history of Mayagüez. His most recent work is entitled "Mayagüez: Themes In Its History and Geography".
For more information about the conference and the full program of activities and presentations, visit the website at feriainternacionaldellibro.wordpress.com/
Jose Angel Figueroa will be participating in the Tercera Feria Internacio
We are pleased to announce that Carmen Rivera,
OBIE Award winning playwright and author, has
joined Red Sugarcane Press.
Ms. Rivera's play, Julia de Burgos: Child of Water
will be published in the Spring (2014).
Julia de Burgos (February 17, 1914 - July 6, 1953)
was one of Puerto Rico's most influential poets.
The play is being published in time to celebrate the
centennial anniversary of her birth. Advance copies
available for order on this site.
For more information about centennial activities
Events in New York City; Chicago; Buffalo, New York; and Puerto Rico will celebrate the life and work of JULIA DE BURGOS, whose name is synonymous with the Puerto Rican diaspora experience. She was born on February 17, 1914 in Carolina, Puerto Rico and died tragically in New York City on July 6, 1953 at the age of 39. Julia’s poetry was her life force, her praxis. In her poetry, she consolidated her subjective experience with the social and personal reality of her time.
These events are free.
Peggy Robles-Alvarado rocked the house on November 22nd. This artist, wife, mother, and educator, is the author of Conversations with my Skin, which she presented at the Firehouse.
See her promo here.
Activist Poet, Rafael Landron presents Beba & Little Sister Island/ Beba y la Isla Nena, his children's book based on actual events about how courage, solidarity, and respect for the land and the sea saved a little island for its inhabitants and for generations to come.
NY TIMES WEEKEND MISER
Puerto Ricans Molded by New York
By A. C. LEE, Published: November 21, 2013
November is Puerto Rican Heritage Month in New York, giving the
city a chance to recognize the ways figures like the Supreme Court
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, the
cultural historian Arturo Alfonso Schomburg and the founders of the
Nuyorican poetry movement have shaped and been shaped by New
York. And the Miser, being the Miser, after all, is happy to note that a
number of the programs tied to the celebration are free and open to
Another free reading, on Friday night at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, a neighborhood-oriented broadcast production studio in East Harlem, will feature poets spanning generations, from the original Nuyoricans José Angel Figueroa and Sandra Maria Esteves to the younger writers Peggy Robles-Alvarado and Rafael Landron.
(Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 175 East 104th Street; 212-757-2670, mnn.org.)