Release Party for Song of the Flies Sept 17, 6 p.m. at Modern Times

Freedom Voices

Friday, Sep 17, 2010

Wine and hors d’oeuvres, 6:00 p.m.

Presentation and poetry reading, 6:30 p.m. 

Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St. @ 20th St., San Francisco, CA 

Come celebrate the release of the late María Mercedes Carranza’s Song of the Flies [An Account of the Events], a bilingual edition of her most moving poems, translated by Margarita Millar, published by Freedom Voices. Join us to honor and remember one of Colombia’s best poets of our time, and her efforts to bring peace to her country. Order the book.

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About Freedom Voices

Some Information

Freedom Voices publishes works that speak to or from communities on the margins. Founded in 1989 in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District the press has grown from its origins as a community publisher to include works from around the globe.

FV works closely with the TallMountain Circle which produces, promotes and distributes Mary TallMountain’s literary works and chooses the winners of the TallMountain Award for Creative Writing and Community Service.

FV also distibutes New Earth Publications imprint such as translations of Nicaraguan Ernesto Cardenal’s Quetalcoatl , Costa Rican activist Luisa Gonzalez’s autobiography and Voice of Fire, Communiques and interviews from the Zapatista National Liberation Army.

Freedom Voices is a project of the non-profit Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center and organizes public readings and writing workshops in conjunction with the Center. Freedom Voices is also a partner in the Encounters in the Americas/Encuentros de los Americas project for popular literacy. The founding editor of Freedom Voices is B. Jesse Clarke. Editorial decisions are made by a collective of writers, activists, and street scholars.