Peggy Robles-Alvarado’s third book “The Abuela Stories Project” will debut at in the lower gallery of The Bronx Museum of the Arts on Thursday, December 8, 2016.
“The Abuela Stories Project” highlights the essence of Abuelas, their guidance, distinctive personalities, and detriments through original works of poetry, prose and photography.
Award winning poet Peggy Robles-Alvarado partnered with Bronx based visual artist and photographer Daisy Arroyo to capture Abuelas as artists, dancers, drummers and rebels redefining themselves. These images served as inspiration to a group of women writers who created passionate and sometimes painful original works that tell of Abuelas and the lives they have touched. “The Abuela Stories Project” is bringing distinct Abuelas out of the kitchen, from past memory into a present day spotlight, to take an intimate look at the lessons they offer new generations.
The evening will include a reading by contributing writers, a photography exhibition and some surprises! Come and meet the contributing writers and the Abuelas who served as inspiration for the anthology.
This project was made possible through Robleswrites Productions and public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Greater New York Arts Development Fund Program.
Free admission! Be sure to RSVP!
Books will be available for purchase but you can also purchase your copy of The Abuela Stories Project to be picked up at the book release.