Heart’s Journey Wins Artist Embassy International Book Award, 2013

Award Ceremony September 14, 2013, Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco.

Heart's Journey, by Nina Serrano, has won a book award.

Heart’s Journey, by Nina Serrano, has won a book award.

Estuary Press is pleased to announce that Nina Serrano is to receive an Artist Embassy International Book Award for her 2013 book of poemsHeart’s Journey, Selected Poems 1980-1999, published by Estuary Press. The award will be presented at The Dancing Poetry Festival on Saturday, September 14, 2013, noon to 4:00 p.m., at the Florence Gould Theater at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum in Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave near Clement. Artists Embassy International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding and peace through the universal language of the arts, founded in 1951.

During the Dance Poetry Festival, Nina will be performing her poem “To Die Of Joy In The River” from her forthcoming book Heart Strong, Selected Poems 2000-2012  with the Dance Generators, a multi-generational Dance Company from the University San Francisco. ”To Die of Joy in the River”, about the water cycle, was part of the  Dance Generator’s “The Signature of Water” spring concert performance. The poem was inspired by the 12th Century poet Rumi, and embraces his love of ecstatic experience.  Here is a  short video of the poem/dance performance in April, 2013.

For advance tickets, please contact Natica at naticaaei@aol.com. Tickets allow you to visit the museum at no charge (except special exhibits). VIP entry is given to all Dancing Poetry Festival Advanced Ticket holders.
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About Nina Serrano

Nina is a well-known, international prize-winning inspirational author and poet. With a focus on Latino history and culture, she is also a playwright, filmmaker, KPFA talk show host, a former Alameda County Arts Commissioner, and a co-founder of the San Francisco Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Oakland Magazine’s “best local poet” in 2010, she is a former director of the San Francisco Poetry in the Schools program and the Bay Area’s Storytellers in the Schools program. A Latina activist for social justice, women’s rights, and the arts, Nina Serrano at 84 remains vitally engaged in inspiring change and exploring her abundant creativity. For more information go to ninaserrano.com or contact her publisher at estuarypress.com. For more detailed information about Nina see About Nina on her website.

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