Mosaic of Voices
Presented by the Sacramento Poetry Center
Juan Carrillo is a visual artist, writer, and poet. After his retirement as Deputy Director of the California Arts Council, he seriously pursued painting and writing. He is a founding member of the Royal Chicano Air force, and original editorial board member of the Berkeley-based, El Grito, A journal of Contemporary Mexican American Thought; and a founding faculty member of Consumes River College where he taught Ethnic Studies and Mexican and U.S. History. He is recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture. He recently completed his first book, Laughing with Tears in her Eyes, the story of his grandmother, Florencia Salazar Aguirre. His poetry and writings have been presented in various venues in the Sacramento Valley.
Danny Romero is the author of the novel Calle 10 (Mercury House) and a book of poetry Traces (Bilingual Review Press). His poems and short stories have been published in many literary journals throughout the country, including Drumvoices Revue, Paterson Literary Review and Pembroke Magazine. His work can also be found in in a variety of anthologies, such as West of the West: Imagining California (1989), Pieces of the Heart: New Chicano Fiction (1993), Under the Fifth Sun: Latino Literature from California (2003), Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature (2008) and Pow Wow: Charting the Fault Lines in the American Experience - Short Fiction from Then to Now (2009). He teaches at Sacramento City College.