Voices Breaking Boundaries - BORDERLINES VOL. THREE

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Join Brazos Bookstore and Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) at a celebration to launch VBB’s Borderlines Volume Three!

VBB’s Borderlines Volume Three brings artists together in a hybrid collection of writings and visual art that spans local and international boundaries in order to draw attention to people living in regions on the edge. In a range of genres including personal essays, poetry, interviews, and visual art, the artists featured in Borderlines Volume Three celebrate the multiple networks that have welcomed them; and they share their struggles and choices they have made while living within border communities. Whether sending writings and art from borders that splinter through North American countries or South Asia (Bangladesh, India and Pakistan), or boundaries between two Houston neighborhoods (Gulfton and Near Northside), the narratives explore the unspoken stories that reside in the margins.

The evening features short readings by Oui Chatwara S. Duran, Bruno Rios, Roberto Tejada, Mikaela Selley, Stalina Villarreal and Gemini Wahhaj. Co-editors Margot Backus and Maria Gonzalez, artistic director Sehba Sarwar and layout design artist Joshua Turner will be available to answer questions.

Snacks and drinks will be served. All are welcome!

Literary contributors: Julia Villaseñor Bell, Oui Chatwara S. Duran, Claudia Cerrucha Espinosa, Sonya Fatah, Sayantan Boka Maitra, Carolina Monsivais, Minerva Reynosa, Bruno Rios, Sehba Sarwar, Mikaela Selley, Masooma Syed, Sukhada Tatke, Roberto Tejada, Stalina Villarreal, Gemini Wahhaj, and Ilona Yusuf.

Visual art contributors: Britto Arts Trust, Jimmy Castillo, Os Galindo, Sayantan Boka Maitra, Kabir Mokamel/Peace Street, Delilah Montoya, Veer Munshi, Stephanie Saint Sanchez, Masooma Syed, Charisse Weston, Sebastian Varghese, and Pablo Gimenez Zapiola. The publication is designed by Joshua N. Turner and Angela Martinez, and the cover image is by Veer Munshi.

VBB’s Borderlines project is funded in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Houston Endowment, National Endowment for the Arts, Houston Arts Alliance through the City of Houston, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.