Letras Latinas partners with the Smithsonian for poetry event

Author: Institute for Latino Studies

Mean Streets Espada

Letras Latinas, the literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies—in partnership with the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)—is pleased to present, “Down These Mean Streets Poetry Reading,” featuring Martín EspadaNaomi Ayala, and Samuel Miranda. The event takes place this Friday, May 12 at 6:30 PM at the Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium at SAAM in Washington, D.C. The reading coincides with the opening of, “Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography,” a SAAM exhibition that runs through August 6.

Photo credit: Frank Espada, Untitled (Three boys, Sheldon Cafe, Hartford, Connecticut), 1981, gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches, Smithsonian American Art Museum, museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center © 1981, Frank Espada Photography                                          


For those not in the Washington, D.C. area, the Smithsonian has arranged for a live webcast: 

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