Please join us next week in San Jose for the latest installment of Kale Soup for the Soul, Portuguese-American authors reading work about family, food, Portuguese culture and more.
Sunday, January 19th from 1-4:00 (wine and appetizers provided).
Pacific Hotel, Renzel Room
History Park, San Jose, CA
Lineup of authors include:
Sam Pereira, from Los Banos, California. His books include: The Marriage of the Portuguese, Brittle Water, A Cafe in Boca. His most recent book, Dusting on Sunday (Tebot Bach) was released in December 2012.
Ahmed Al-Sheikh, born in Saudi Arabia, to a Saudi father and an immigrant Portuguese mother from Corvo, Azores. His first novel, Lunen: Triblood, is self published in several ebook formats as well as print.
Darrel Kastin, his books include the novel The Undiscovered Island, short story collection, The Conjurer & Other Azorean Tales, with two new novels: A Tale of the Azorean Nights, and Inês de Castro: Queen after Death forthcoming. He is also a musician and composer.
Millicent Borges Accardi, author of three poetry books: Injuring Eternity, Woman on a Shaky Bridge, and Only More So(forthcoming). She lives in Los Angeles.
Anthony Barcellos grew up speaking Portuguese on his grandfather’s dairy farm in Porterville, and is the author of the novel Land of Milk and Money (Tagus Press). He is a math professor at American River College in Sacramento.
This reading has been kindly sponsored by Portuguese Heritage Publications of California.
Note: There are several historic buildings within History Park, including the Portuguese Museum. Our event will take place in the Historical Pacific Hotel. History Park is located at the corner of Senter Road and Phelan Avenue, accessible by VTA line 73. Parking is available in the City of San José parking lot at the end of Phelan Avenue
To the well documented history of the contribution of the Portuguese to the economic development of the State of California, the upcoming book Portuguese Politicians in California, by Dr. Al Graves brings into focus the lesser known history and contributions by the many Portuguese-Americans who have been elected to state and federal office.
This well documented and richly illustrated publication, to be released by Portuguese Heritage Publications this Summer of 2013, introduces every Portuguese-American elected to federal or state office and analyses the circumstances that have led to the election of a very large number of Portuguese-Americans from the San Joaquin Valley, a number that far exceeds the smaller percentage of the Portuguese American population in the valley.
Portuguese Politicians in California, a joint effort by FLAD, Fundação Luso Americana para o Desenvolvimento and Portuguese Heritage Publications is another important work in this publisher’s efforts to research, document and disseminate the history of the Portuguese experience in California.