Bronx Literary Festival

Saturday May 18, 2013 11am – 5pm

Join us at the Bronx Library Center for a day of BOOKS, MUSIC, & FUN
310 Kingsbridge Road (at Barnes Ave)

Poets: Peggy Robles Alvarado, Layding Lumumba Kaliba, Tony Mitchelson, and Sandra Maria Esteves,
Performance: Garces Puppeteria (family fun), The Edy Martinez Big Band, and more.
Workshops: “Fiction Writing” and “Magazine Publishing”

Open to the Public


Presented by Blind Beggar Press, Inc., Mosaic Literary Magazine, & NuyoRican School Poetry Jazz Ensemble


Peggy Robles-Alvarado (poet) is a Puerto Rican and Dominican educator and writer who inspires triumph and embodies strength. Her incredible rhythmic energy paired with her “raw truth style” has seduced audiences with verses relating to identity, sensuality and spirituality and has made her the recipient of the 2012 “Mujeres Destacadas Award.”

Layding Lumumba Kaliba is an award winning poet, author of five books which include The Moon Is My Witness, Spirit Anthems And Ancient Magic and most recently In The Absence Of God. He has also published in numerous anthologies.

Tony Mitchelson is co-founder of The Linyak Project – an arts, culture and education organization. At Sisters Uptown Bookstore in Harlem he is the host of Phat Tuesdays -a monthly poetry and music event.

Sandra María Esteves is an American poet, playwright, and graphic artist. She was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, and is one of the founders of the Nuyorican poetry movement.

Garces Puppeteria is an educational and cultural group that designs multi-ethnic programs, festivals and workshops suitable for schools, museums, libraries,

The Edy Martinez Big Band, In the traditional of Latin Jazz, Martinez colors his pieces rhythmically, bringing out a series of bright hues with up-tempo salsa influenced compositions.

Train: B or D to Fordham Rd. Bus: Bx1, Bx2, to Fordham Rd


Funding for this project has been received from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and from Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from NYSCA with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.