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Chicana. Jewish. Poet. Writer. I still believe that finding my bashert and the creative life is possible. Professional Summary: Lisa Alvarado is an educator, poet, novelist, and journalist. She is the founder of La Onda Negra Press, and is author of Reclamo and The Housekeeper’s Diary, originally a book of poetry and now a one-woman performance. Her first novel, Sister Chicas (written with Ann Hagman Cardinal and Jane Alberdeston) was bought by Penguin/NAL, and released in April 2006. Sister Chicas is a coming of age story concerning the lives of three young Latinas living in Chicago. Sister Chicas won 2nd place Best First Novel in English (Latino Literacy Now/2007) Her book of poetry, Raw Silk Suture, is the newest release by Floricanto Press, and was reviewed by Rigoberto Gonzalez. She has curated multimedia exhibits and mounted her own multimedia piece, Reclamo, in the Pilsen art corridor in Chicago. She is currently a contributor to the nationally touring exhibit, Re-imagining the Distaff Toolkit, curated by Ricki Solinger/SUNY. Lisa is the recipient of grants from the Department of Cultural Affairs, The NEA, and the Ragdale Foundation. Education B.A. in Writing, Vermont College M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College, Vermont Faculty Status 2009 Adjunct Faculty, Department of English, Columbia College Chicago 2008 Adjunct Faculty, Department of English, Columbia College Chicago 2008 Adjunct Faculty, Department of English, North Park University, Chicago IL Undergraduate courses: Introduction to Literature and Introduction to Latin American Music, Art and Literature, Introduction to Poetry and Introduction to Fiction Writing Publication 2008 Raw Silk Suture, Floricanto Press 2007 La Bloga, and Blogcritics.org, online literary criticism, book reviews, interviews and cultural commentary 2006 Sister Chicas, Penguin/NAL (written with Ann Hagman Cardinal and Jane Alberdeston Coralin) 2004 Mexico, 90 days and counting, poem, Derriva, literary journal, Mexico City, D. F. 2000 Dark Water Speaking, Editor 1999 The Housekeeper’s Diary, Author, Editor, Publisher 1995 Reclamo/Reclamation, Author, Editor, Publisher Panelist 1999 Grant Evaluation, Neighborhood Arts Program, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Curation 2006 Woman Made Galley's annual calendar/Poetry submissions 1997 Video Reclamo, Centro de Bellas Artes de Ajijic (CABA), Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico 1995 Menarche, Menses & Menopause: Women and the Way of Blood, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL 1995 Festival Latino: A Showcase of Latino Poets, Chicago Public Libraries, Chicago, IL 1994 Five Women In the Tenth Month, Women At the Crossroads, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL 1993 Five Women in the Tenth Month, Women at the Crossroads, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL Awards 2009 Honoree Author, State of Illinois, Hispanic Heritage Month 1999 Community Arts Assistance Program, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs 1997 Community Arts Assistance Program, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs 1996 Community Arts Assistance Program, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs 1996 Regional Artists Program, National Endowment for the Arts 1995 Community Arts Assistance Program, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs 1995 Artist Residency Scholarship, Ragdale Foundation Visual Arts/Installation 2008-09 Mexican Maid's Toolkit, Sin Fronteras part of Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit, a multi-artist installation traveling the U.S., curated by Rickie Solinger/SUNY 2001 Chicago Pageant: A New Day, Field Museum, Chicago, IL 1997 Installation Reclamo, Casa de Arte y Cultura / Calles y Sueños, Chicago, IL Related Experience 1995-2008 Founder & Publisher, La Onda Negra Press, Chicago IL April 2003 Facilitator, Writing and Movement Workshop for About Face Theater, Chicago IL Spring 1997 Lead Artist, Gallery 37, Chicago IL Winter 1996 Assistant Producer, WBEZ, Chicago IL Summer 1996 Artist Instructor, General Woods Boys & Girls Club, Chicago IL References Available on Request. In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, writing - published and unpublished, personal/professional photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berne Convention). For commercial use of the above my written consent is needed at all times! (Anyone reading this can copy this text and paste it on their Facebook Wall. This will place them under protection of copyright laws. By the present communiqué, I notify Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, disseminate, or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The aforementioned prohibited actions also apply to employees, students, agents and/or any staff under Facebook's direction or control. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of my privacy is punished by law (UCC 1 1-308-308 1-103 and the Rome Statute).Recently Added
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