“Poetry of Migration” Poetry Reading
June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Three local poets who emigrated to the United States from Sri Lanka, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic will share their poetry and their experiences as strangers in a new land where they feel the contrasting tug between the forces of assimilation and their own cultural heritage.
Indran Amirthanayagam will read his poems which focus on the experiences, dilemmas, and dreams of the migrant. He was born in Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and writes in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole.
Sofía Estévez is a Dominican poet, Spanish teacher, translator, editor, and mother. She earned an MA in Foreign Languages at George Mason University.
Luz Stella Mejía is a writer, editor, and marine biologist from Colombia who has written two books of poetry.
This event is part of the Takoma Park Arts cultural series, which includes free film screenings, poetry readings, concerts, theater, and art exhibitions at the Takoma Park Community Center. Please go to takomaparkmd.gov/arts for more info and to sign up for our e-newsletter.