Founded by poets Francisco X. Alarcón and Art Mantecón, Escritores del Nuevo Sol, or Writers of the New Sun, currently meets on the third Saturday of each month, either in person or on Zoom. We believe in building community, regularly sponsoring and participating in public readings and creative events.
February 17th 2024, los Escritores del Nuevo Sol celebrated their 30th anniversary at Todo un Poco in Elk Grove. Not only a feast and great celebration, but the group honored Zheyla Henriksen as its member of the year and Patrick Grizzell as Community Member of the year. The wonderful food and wine were crowned by great poetry and art.
Check out this great video with The Artist Connection, a broadcast of encouragement for writers, called "Let's Talk", with our own Estela Victoria-Cordero, kicking us off at the very beginning! Estela shares about her new poetry book, Huitzilopochtli (World Stage Press, 2023). The encouragement is real for and through these writers! ¡Viva!
February 25, 2023 at Barrio Cafe in Sacramento, Escritores del Nuevo Sol hosted "Our World, Our Stories," featuring members Janet Rodriguez and Lara Gularte reading from their newly released books. Barrio Cafe was hopping (and a little noisy) but the reading was a success, and topped off with a beautiful Open Mic at the end (this is only a taste of it all).
Featured readers and Escritores members, Paul Aponte and Zheyla Henriksen, read poetry of love and desire at the Vida de Oro Foundation. Open mic followed, and this is just a sampling of the beauty and love this special night held.
Janet Rodriguez reads "Let's Talk About Love" at the Bowery Poetry Club, on the day she turns 60! This event was with the Fridas of Barcelona and the World, for the 2022 USA Challenge for poetry.
The stunning production of Graciela: Poesia de la Luna, a live performace of Graciela B. Ramirez's epic poem, Words of the Full Moon for a grateful (and tearful) audience one magical night at Teatro Espejo in Sacramento.
Zheyla Henriksen reads from her new book.
One of Escritores' founders, Francisco X. Alarcón, reads the somewhat prophetic poem he wrote prior to his unjust incarceration.