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Readings

HOUSTON

April 3, 2019, 6:30 pm

Nuestra Palabra anniversary showcase at MFA Brown auditorium

April 6, 2019

San Antonio Book Festival

April 6, 2019, 7 pm

Latinas with New Books at Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, San Antonio

Reading featuring Gris Muñoz, Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Jo Reyes-Boitel, Natalia Trevino, Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros, and ire’ne lara silva. Music by Jen Mendoza

AWP PORTLAND 2019

March 27 with The Collagist from 8-10 pm at a bar/record shop called Turn! Turn! Turn! 

March 29 with St. Julian Press at Tendu from 6-10 pm



Houston: Press Release

For immediate release March 14, 2018. Saint Julian Press proudly presents a new collection of poems by poet Leslie Contreras Schwartz, available now through fine book distributors and retailers.

Nightbloom & Cenote by Leslie Contreras Schwartz

Schwartz’s second collection of poems examines the legacy of trauma, abuse and illness among a family of women—and the ability of women and girls to survive and sing. Exploring debilitating illness and the loss of physical abilities, at times searing in grief and in other moments patient and willing to accept, Schwartz questions the truth behind any survival, what it looks like for a girl to emerge from the bottom of any cenote, a person to live with debilitating disease and still thrive, or a city’s residents to move forward after a hundred-year flood.