Welcome to Red Sugarcane Press

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.

 

Sat

22

Mar

2014

A Mirror in My Own Backstage receives award

Book Cover Design by Juan Sanchez
Book Cover Design by Juan Sanchez

 

 

RED SUGARCANE PRESS is proud to announce that

A Mirror in My Own Backstage by Jose Angel Figueroa

is a finalist in the International Latino Book Awards,

the largest awards in the United States celebrating achievements in Latino literature.

 

Congratulations to Jose Angel Figueroa!  

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Sat

15

Feb

2014

Tercera Feria Internacional del Libro/Third International Book Fair in Puerto Rico

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/

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Sat

15

Feb

2014

Jose Angel Figueroa invited to Writers' Conference in Puerto Rico, March 3 - March 8, 2014

 

 

Jose Angel Figueroa will be participating in the Tercera Feria Internacional del Libro Eugenio Maria de Hostos/ Third International Book Fair at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus. He will be making a presentation on "The Birth of the Neorican Literary Movement in the USA" as well as doing poetry performances at the Parque Isidoro Garcia plaza in Mayaguez. 

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Sun

09

Feb

2014

Play about Julia de Burgos to be published this Spring

 

 

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

go to: http://www.carmenrivera-writer.com/

 

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Sat

08

Feb

2014

Play by Carmen Rivera Celebrates Julia de Burgos

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.

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Sun

08

Dec

2013

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

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Sun

24

Nov

2013

Peggy Robles Alvarado Rocks the El Barrio Firehouse!

 

 

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.

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Sun

24

Nov

2013

Rafael Landron Rocks the El Barrio Firehouse!

 

 

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.

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